Monday, January 7, 2008

So, here's the mediocre animation I promised:

After a ton of deliberation, I decided that it was in my best interest to make my animation submission completely hand-drawn. Although I did put the individual frames together using flash, I really wanted to stick to traditional hands-on-paper animation. It was really labourous as an at-home project *especially the watercolor*, but well worth the effort. I learned a lot. 

So yeah, there are two films. The first is the watercolor film, which looking back on it, is extremely slow-paced and recycles animation far too often. And also, the hunter in the beginning is holding a shotgun, not a stick, and the bear has already been shot. A lot of people seem confused by this, heh. Blame my sub-par ability of story telling =)
The second film I made in about 5 days, give or take scanning time. Some parts look really crude, but I tried to do some challenging things like running and hand animations just to see how it would come out. 

So there you go, two home-made traditionally animated films, just like mom used to make! I wish I hadn't included the first on the DVD, but at least I tried a different approach. 

1 comment:

Janine said...

Wow that's awesome! I love the 2nd short! And you say you've done that in only 5 days O_O
I know it's hard to believe, but I never tried animating... AND I'm trying to get into character animation *rolls eyes*
Hope it's not that difficult to get used to... T_T
Anyways good luck!!!