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Production Notes: “Back To School” Production Notes: This is a non-linear piece. A compilation of various projects I worked on through the semester. Special thanks to Professor Kent Golden for allowing me to use his welcome message and […]
The Jingle Jammer Device Mock up Production Notes: When I first received this assignments I didn’t get it. It didn’t make any sense to me to create a user interface in a motion graphics program like After Effects. […]
Learning How to Imitate Life – Principles of Animation This week we were asked to do some searching and find at least 5 examples that show some of the 12 Principles of Animation. Disney’s Twelve Basic Principles of Animation were introduced by the Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in their […]
Production Notes: I designed the Soccer Revolution Academy www.soccerevolutionacademy.com logo in 2010. They have been a long time client, and Gavin Stevens the founder, is a friend. Since 2010 we have worked on a variety of projects for […]
Production Notes: I kinda like getting my family involved in this stuff, if not, they think I have lost my mind playing with their old toys! I wanted to combine all the epic toy battles I ever had in […]
Exploring the World of Stop Motion Animation With this post I really wanted to show a variety of stop motion styles that I enjoy and are found everywhere. From feature films, cereal advertisements to museum installations, I selected some pieces […]
Summary of Chapter 4 and 5 of “Animated Storytelling” by Liz Blazer In Chapter 4 of “Animated Storytelling” Liz Blazer demonstrates how color is a very powerful element in any animation. Used correctly, the element of color is just as […]
For our second assignment, we were asked to create cinemagraphs. I found that creating a cinemagraph is all about great masking. I learned that getting good footage is not that easy. Nothing like going out with a webcam, a tripod […]
We were asked to create three animated .GIFS. Since it was Halloween, I decided on creating a series of animated tarot cards. Cut out and onion skinning animations were used. The animated .gif is a great format for short looping and simple animations. I had so much fun with these, I wound up creating a series of six. I may add to these next year!