Friday, February 26, 2010

New words

Noun: Headgear
Verb: Ghostwriting

The following video was pointed out as interesting: check out the Coldplay video at this site.

Monday, February 22, 2010

a 'late' possum animation

Yvonne Abusow's possum animation.
I guess it's not the possum that is late but the elephant.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Battle Donkey

I've been having a difficult time uploading these and, as you have likely discovered, they often don't run. I'm not sure why as I've used different encoders and have reloaded them. I'll probably change systems for getting these videos uploaded.

Friday, February 5, 2010


We did a few rotoscoping tests in class today. This is a few frames from the opening scene of Orson Wells' "Touch of Evil". We call the clip "Taste of Evil". It is drawn by Nathan Ottenson, even though he was in pain from an ingrown toenail (good luck with that).

Rotoscoping and words of week

Words for this week:
Noun: Rope
Verb: Jump

Here are some guidelines for helping get started rotoscoping using Flash.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rotoscope with Flash

This is a bit of practice trying to figure out how to rotoscope using Flash. It is combined with After Effects. Background is my snail.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lego animation

We animated Lego this week in class. I finally fixed up my mini-cyclorama (about 2 feet wide) that basically features a curved wooden panel, painted green, sprayed down with dulling compound to reduce hot-spots. I threw in some random background into the tests. The first one is by Geremy with help from others. Watch for the Battle Donkey. There is no sound.

William had the day off of school and really wanted to help out so I brought him in as my (unpaid) guest workshop leader. He brought mainly mixed pieces but also his helicopter.

We also brought in some Bionicles. They are great to animate. Here is a piece that Janine and Kristine did.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

words for week 4

Words for this week are
Verb: Battle
Noun: Donkey