Hard to focus on my day job in times like these. So I made this.
Life has a funny way of happening without you if you stare at your phone too much.
Finally spending some time back in my basement animation studio.
This one has some effects added. Maggie said the original (in brown) looked too turd-like. So I desaturated and added an electric blue difference matte, for a distinctly non turd-like effect. Unless you ate something really weird last night.
Been cleaning out stuff and finding hidden treasures around the house, including a package of five pull chains. Now that I’m back to animating, I see everything a bit differently these days, with each rediscovered object a possible animation “character” of sorts. Pull chains are awesome.
What can I say. I’ve been stuck in a rat and dinosaur stage for about 40 years now. I’m starting a cartooning class soon, and hope to expand my repertoire.
Playing around in my new basement animation studio … preparing to do both stop-motion animation (such as “claymation”) … and drawn animation … and hybrids of each. Two quick tests:
These efforts harken back to my early teens when I first fell in love with making movies, especially animation. Professionally, I’ve done lots of software-based animation, mostly infographics of various sorts. But I haven’t done any animation of this sort in many years. So don’t be surprised if my new efforts are somewhat juvenile in quality (and content). But I’m loving the hands-on hand-made aspects.
Here’s my animation stand, cobbled together from various parts, both ancient and modern. Camera is a Panasonic GH3 controlled remotely using an iPad app: