Thursday, December 8, 2011

i wanted to do another post like this one, showing a bit of how i animate using a combination paper and after effects. it's not the most efficient system out there, but it's the most efficient system for me, working on a train at least.

all starts with the storyboards/animatic. I try to draw really loose, but with enough poses so I know what's going to happen.
next some sort of layout to draw over on paper. it's pretty much the same here, but ideally a layout should improve the staging a bit.
Pencil animation. Really going scooby doo on this one--limiting the parts I animate with multiple layers.
From here I'll use a multiply filter in after effects to color underneath the pencil drawing. They're just shape layers with the paths adjusted a tiny bit each frame. I've found this to be a little quicker than coloring frame by frame in photoshop, but it's not nearly as exact.

Oh! add the egg too.

add the watercolor BG
and the final product

oh yeah! dr breakfast is a vimeo staff pick! thank you so much!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

hi everyone. it's been a crazy couple weeks with work, travel, holidays, and commuting. and there's this thing--this is new. . .

really excited to go to park city in January!

and a huge thank you to the crew--sound designer Robin Arnott does some insane stuff--try watching with your eyes closed. And Nick Koenig's music is awesome. And we had the perfect deer, Chris Siemasko and Vadim Bazhanov.

I was going through some old, embarrassing sketchbooks and I found my first ever dr breakfast ideas. They're a lot older than I thought they were--drawn 7 years ago, right after I graduated high school.

I guess it all started with bread. Hmm. Anyhow, pretty weird how ideas come back, or maybe they never leave. Just mutate a little. Eventually, the scene became this.

Monday, December 5, 2011

from the old sketchbook

sad batman