Filed Under: Animation
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I teamed up with my pals Glenn Newcomer and Nicole Mills to create a short animated GIF story for Ally Creighton. Glenn and Nicole are fantastic illustrators with a flare for design. They also are down to have some fun and try out bizarre ideas. I pitched them this story with directions of what I’d like to do, and then wrote the copy. Their interpretation of what I had in mind came out wonderfully.
Check out the full adventure here.
It’s great to joke around over an idea, but to actually commit to making something out of the joke is really fun and inspires some unlikely ideas that you start to invest in. Turns out my roommate Sean is pretty damn good with making clay figures and when we added our friend Abiel to help us set up and shoot we were ready to carry our ideas out. I would like to make longer and more elaborate animations another time. Had a lot of fun with this.
Playing with hair texture/movement and lighting. The hair texture was originally going to be grass, but I ended up adding more length and thinned out the hair and it came out kind of monstrous looking so I kept it.
This time I played around using the Sirocco Research Labs logo/identity colors. I’m not too happy with the speed of the rotating letters and the fast motion of the ribbons, but it was just a test using color, lighting, texture and materials. I took it into After Effects for some color correction and additional texture.
Again, I used a tutorial from http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/ for help on this. Really helpful stuff if you are thinking of trying out Cinema 4D.
Here is another idea I am testing out using Cinema 4D and After Effects.
Playing with Cinema 4D and After Effects. Tutorial help using greyscalegorilla.com/blog/
More to come.
I’ve been brushing up on After Effects and started playing around making title cards. I’ll snoop around for tips and tutorials for a while and randomly, but not usually, come across some unexpected inspiration.
Enter: Biscuits and Davey
During my search for tutorials I stumbled upon this inspired take on the intro credits to Short Circuit:
This was done as a school project by Dave Mason who is Biscuits and Davey. I’m not exactly sure when this was made, but regardless I think it’s innovative and very well put together and I would love to see more. I’m assuming this was also created with inspiration from the Justice DVNO video.
And just for fun here is an old making of documentary showing some of the behind the scenes construction of the original Johnny Five robot.