Wednesday, September 28, 2011

dearly departed denim

I may have lost a pair of pants, but I've gained a friend.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

tie the knot

The first ecard I worked on this summer was "Tie the Knot".
It was animated about a year ago, and already had a working edit with some keying and effects. Initially I was just brought on to the card just to do some rotoscoping in areas like the clamps holding the shoes. That didn't take too long, and I was given the choice to work on the backgrounds for it too, which I jumped on. From there I kept doing more stuff like keying, some motion tracking, sound editing, and the end cards until the piece was done.

These are what the raw shots looked like.

And here are the backgrounds I made. Shot three has all the elements separated to create a multiplane effect in after effects. That second row of shoes in the shot is just the first row of shoes duplicated and moved around.

Props that needed repeating I would make as assets and then skew as needed. I Dug through some psds and made these gifs. It's so much the actual progression, just turning layers on/off, but you get the idea. (click them to see them not cut off)

For the end cards I made the lettering out of shoe laces! I pinned them to a template (printed backwards to keep the backside of the letters as the working surface) and super glued them to hold their shape.

Monday, September 12, 2011

shrimp jockey

This week's DIPSY. Topic: tide rider.
Had a bit of a rough start on this, so maybe 40 minutes went into it?
Painter X.

24 hour film

I finally made one.

This actually happened to my friend Eddie on his first day in LA. It was so completely absurd we ended up quoting it all summer long and I eventually made this too. This was done in photoshop then timed and jittered up in After Effects. I had never done anything like this before and it was a lot of fun. I'm a touch ashamed that this is on the internet, but it seems that's pretty common for 24 hour films...

Done for the Ashlyn's first Manimate.


Sunday, September 11, 2011


More cafe sketching. A few of us from JibJab would go cafe sketching almost every Thursday after work. Often times there wouldn't be enough other people around so we would just end up drawing each other. Then we created a wall of drawings of everyone from work.

Here are some of mine.

Check out their blogs in JibJab section of links. They're cool dudes (: