I went for it and flushed out a short shot towards the end with a couple of powerful lines. The eyes are now looking around a little bit and emphasize some key words, lips are synced as close as my skills can reach, Puppet-Pins GALORE to get the facial features the way I wanted them, and added mood with lights/shadows. I would be thrilled if this was used in the final Dr. Sweet Tooth piece, but honestly this was more for myself to work out a couple of ideas I couldn't shake. I think it still needs work. Plus, maybe I went too complex?

HUGE hats-off to callmeishmael for all of his fantastic work on the character development and scenes. His artwork is so fun to work with! And to Edward Shallow for this crazy-ass World of Wonder that is starting to unfold.

Such talent. I am honored to work with you.

The elements/assets took me a couple days to finesse the way I like them for animating, so I don't want those to go to waste - I will upload the layered PhotoShop file tomorrow so that other animators can play with this scene. Please do!  ;^)

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    Underhill - Thank you!

    Artful - I used PhotoShop and After Effects.

    Mar 16, 2014
  • Artful-1664309
    looks fantastic. What program are you using?
    Mar 08, 2014
    by Artful
  • Schacht
    Holy moly that's creepy...good job. i like the mouth and teeth a lot.
    Jun 06, 2013
  • Image
    Eeps! The chain at the beginning went a little wonky. So it goes, you get the over feel/idea. <3
    Jan 10, 2013
  • Image
    Ugh, and the audio got a bit squished. Hmmph. Well, I will look into that...
    Jan 10, 2013
  • Deadkiriyama-1819871
    This. Looks. GREAT! You've done a really good job and to be honest, I didn't notice any of the things that you say needed work. In my experience you'll be the only person to really notice them because you know the work so inimately. I'd love to have a go at animating some of the Sweet Tooth stuff, but unfornately I am currently unable to use my After Effects, so it would be excellent if you could upload your Photoshop file.
    Again, very nice work.
    Jan 10, 2013
  • Img_3307
    The current audio bed and vocals will not be the final audio bed and vocals, so being frame perfect isn't a priority. Everything here is great. It's amazing how far you've progressed it in such a short time. The drowned overcast on the crowd looks great.

    If others can take these ideas, and help work in the other elements, it's going to blow the balls of Carnegie Hall.

    Jan 10, 2013
  • Sequence_1_12-poster
    FEATURED BY: thesherbethead (Resident Curator of Audio/Video.)
    DATE: 10/01/2013
    COMMENTS: This is great. I love seeing people getting involved with animation for this project. As Edward Shallow said the current audio and vocals are just rough draft, so right now we're just trying to produce animation tests to get an idea of how this film will come together. If you want to produce some more tests for us, don't feel that you have to polish the whole thing. This is really exciting. I want to see more.
    Jan 10, 2013
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