Yep, added some clouds and a little guy in a rowing boat (I tried to recreate your style, belcath1981, I just hope they do your original work justice). Once again, lots that I could spend days tweeking, but i'm forcing myself to just let go and move on. I tried to keep all the parts a solid as possible to preserve the paper-like texture and feeling of the piece, so no Puppet Pin tool used. As with the previous version, this could really do with some sound effects/music. I'll try to have a scout around the site for anything that I think works, but please feel free to have a go at it.
This has been a great project to get myself back into using the basic functions of After Effects. I'm hoping to do a bit more. I'd love to do something like this RE: Space, so if anybody would like to draw something up for me to make move that would be AWESOME!
So, quite a while ago I told belcath1981 that i'd make her excellent 'It's a Whale!' move. After AGES of trying to find time to do it, I finally found time now that the students at college have prety much finished for summer. This was the first time i'd used After Effects since I was at uni (over 6 years ago) so it's pretty basic stuff. I could have sat tweeking parts for days, but had to call time on it. Apologies for the fuzzy image quality, and it seems to be slightly squashed, I have a higher quality version that I can try to upload if anybody wants it, but it's a little but massive.
Also, any music or sound effects that anybody would like to add would surely make a huge difference and be very much appreciated. Enjoy ☻
So, Jabberwock suggested that I add something in the background which would give the character a reason to be questioning why he spent all that time training to be be an astronaught. And, so, loneliness.
So, recently i've been trying to simplify my drawings (or at least make them less sketchy), and I think I may be getting somewhere towards a more illustrative style. Anyway, here's a spaceman questioning his career choice. I have no idea why he's doing this, but i'm sure you good lot here can think of something, and maybe even add something into the background. I may (if i'm not too lazy) add a bit of colour.
Okay, so a LONG time ago I said i'd do this. And now, finally, it's done. 1955 individually captured movements, so it's a little longer than my previous test, and longer than I originally planned for it to be, but it now fits the entire lengths of Stephen Trask's excellent Stay Away: Tiny Tune. I loved TanjaTHEAwesome's great HitRECord Logo Sky Hands bumper, and thought it kind of went well, so I decided to pop that at the start. There's loads of bits in this that i'm not happy with, but overall I suppose it's not too bad. If anybody wants me to upload just the film, unedited without the flickering border/music/credits/bumper just let me know. Anyway, I hope y'all like it.
Muybridge resources -
Illustration 4. Man Walking, Showing Swinging Arms
Illustration 7. The Amble: One Stride in Eleven Phases
Cat Galloping (Plate 127)
Elk Trotting (Plate 154)
Vulture Flying (Plate 175)
I saw SnickerSnack's Out Of Context Comic Panels Collaboration and wanted to contribute something, and seeing as i'd just produced a character without a story I decided to give it some text and came up with this little quickie. I'm addicted to tdolan's letters, gotta love 'em, right?
This is the Final animation that I did for my degree five years ago. Looking back at it now it's pretty shoddy (I rushed a lot of it, so the animation is a bit lame and it's missing lot of stuff that I simply didn't have the time to film) and the story isn't too great either (but hey, i've never considered myself a writer). Apologies for the terrible quality, I lost my digital copy of this (DAMN YOU, CORRUPTION!) so had to rip it off of my DVD copy. Also the file was HUGE, so had to use Media Encoder to reduce the file size. If anybody wants it I could have a go at uploading a better quality version. I've taken the music off (for copyright reasons), so if anybody feels inclined to add a their own that would be great. Also, feel free to cut it up and do whatever you want to to it, i'm sure anything you guys do to it will only improve it.
Okay, so here's colour test number 2. I've made the colours a little deeper and more solid, changed some of the shoes, removed the skin colour from the glasses and added colour to the cups. I was also thinking that it might be good to see some of whatever they're drinking go up the straw when they slurp it.
So, as always feedback would be appreciated. Were any of the changes effective/ineffective? Are there any other changes that anybody thinks would be improve it? I'm all ears (or eyes, to be more precise).
Okay, during breaks from filming my Stay Away animation (yes, it is happening, it's just taking a while) i've decided to have a go at colouring mariel_S's great 'Slurpee' animation. I thought i'd do a quick test and see what people think (instead of spending hours doing it and realising it could have been better). So this is my very first, very quick test colour for the first of three-hundred frames.
Any feedback or suggestions will be greatly appreciated and taken onboard. Do you think the colours work, or would something work better? I kept the characters hair the same as their shoes to save time when colouring, Would if be more effective if they were diffrent? Do the shades of the colours suit drawing style, or should they be brighter/darker?I could add a background colour so that people can key it out to add their own backgrounds, let me know what you think. Thanks y'all.
Soooooooo, I spent about 4-5 hours kneeling on the floor last Sunday making this, only to realise that it's terrible. The bird and cat move WAY too fast, and the scenery shakes about instead like something off of the set of ITV's Crossroads. I'll have another pop at it in the next few days, or next week (college half-term = no work = YAY!!!).
I can't seem to post any resources at the moment, but i'll try again later.
*UPDATE* Okay, so i've been really bad about my next attempt at this. I had another go at making it, but had serious doubts about my methods and decided to try some new techniques, but soon realised that none of these would work. I WILL make another attempt at this in the next week or so. Promise.
This poor little fella needs a story and some colour. I'm going to upload my own coloured version tomorrow, but please feel free to do what you feel to him. Eventually he'll become a robot zombie.