So I've decided to create a few behind the scenes videos in an effort to keep myself motivated throughout the process of creating the first Life of Slim episode. My first scene involves Slim attempting to talk to a hot chick in a bar, so I needed to develop and rig a new character. I plan on doing a timelapse video of creating a background scene and possibly short animation tutorial as well. Stay tuned for more!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Loving this short from Tim Heidecker about the pains of social media, the tortures of LA, and how we manage our friendships and expectations through this new form of contact that makes us all so accessible. The writing is tight and the animation from Titmouse is a great pairing. I love the use of color in this piece.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Apparently Disney has been releasing some new Mickey Mouse shorts. I used to absolutely adore the old Disney shorts with Goofy when I was a kid so I was excited to check them out. I was pleasantly surprised immediately to see that the style has taken on a little bit more of a modern edge (I especially love zombie Goofy), but the slap stick humor and animation is still on par with what you'd expect from Disney. I only wish now that we could get some new Looney Tunes that were as good as the old ones.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
This animation for YouPost from Jumbla is a really good example of a learner video done well. These types of animations are becoming much more commonplace in our society, and thus there are a lot of poorly executed ones out there. This is not one of them.
Have you ever had a photograph you wanted to animate? Or maybe your client only had archival photos and no footage. There are a ton of situations in which this tutorial from The Creators Project could come in handy for you.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Trevor Conrad has taken the time to make this wonderful timelapse of a cowboy character he created from scratch in Photoshop. While the timelapse is long, it gives you the time to really inspect his process and learn a thing or two. I always love watching other people work, and you should too.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Do you like the animations of Charles Huettner and Caleb Wood of Late Night Work Club? Have you ever wanted to learn to animate in Photoshop? Well if you answered yes to either of these questions then I think the below video would be worth your viewing time. Charles and Caleb do a short tutorial on animating two different ways in Photoshop; frame view and timeline view.
Friday, November 8, 2013
In honor of Movember I plan on making a little animated short this weekend. Nothing crazy, just a mustache running away from a razor and shaving cream. Hopefully this effort will boost my donations on my Movember page. You can visit and donate as well, all proceeds go to men's health.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
This animation from James Farr is an amazing tribute to both the Nintendo and Star Wars universe. It was almost as if they were destined to be married together.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Love this little short from The Ruud & Jonas Show. Normally I'm used to seeing walk cycles of characters, so it's fun to see the same premise done with various cars. It's amazing the personality you can inject into an inanimate object.