Saturday, June 03, 2006

Animation Time!!

Hey, folks! Here's some animation I've done as school projects. I've got a lot of practice to do and am experiencing more on this art and so far it's been the best experience I've had.

Before I knew anything about animation, I would just look at old cartoons and freeze frame some Ren and Stimpys especially in Stimpy's Invention, which has some beautiful animation from Bob Jaques and Kelly Armstrong. God, they do some pretty powerful animation and such incredible movement on two awesome characters.

After all that John spoke to me and told me to freeze frame old cartoons. I did so and found some of the most amazing stuff out of old cartoons. Stuff I've never seen before in my life. I'd get so overwhelmed and so happy to see so many good things come out of old cartoons when freeze framed especially some Scribner stuff or some Tyer animation. I would never think good stuff like that came from such a far away time in cartoons. I love how some frames, like when a character's about to antic or move rapidly(smudge technique is what I think is called), come out real cool and abstract like a painting or something. That stuff would make me go even more crazier and happier to just see that kinda stuff in a cartoon.

But I don't wanna keep you guys too long, so here's some crazy crap animation I've got fer ya!











*Can anyone tell me if these videos are being shown well? Youtube's being a tough S.O.B. with me and isn't letting me see three out of the five videos.

13 comments:

Sam said...

it says you have to log in to see them

Kevin Langley said...

Wow those are great. I love that rabbit's walk and that's one sweet bouncing head. Thanks for sharing these.

Pedro Vargas said...

sam-Let me see if I can put 'em in Youtube so they can be viewable for you and the public.

klangley-Thanks, man! I'm real glad you like them. I wanna do some more animations this summer and I've seen the "Urine For It" cartoon your doing and was wondering what animation program you used for that. It looks great by the way and the concept is real cool. I used Flipbook back in school and was wondering what kind of program you used for your short?

Pedro

Kevin Langley said...

I'm using flipbook to scan in and time out each scene. I find it's real easy to use. I tried using Toon Boom and found it too confusing. I do a scene at a time with just the dialogue, if there is any and then export them as AVIs. I use Adobe Premiere to import each scene and then start adding the sound FX and music. Premiere's cool 'cause you can export to different formats, DVD,VCD,AVI,MOV and more. I guess theoretically you could use Premiere for everything, though that would be too advanced for me. I think it's expensive too. I got my copy from a "friend" ;) I dont' know how to do a lot of effects or anything but I find that just having the help file has been enough for I've been doing. I've got about 50 seconds done. Only another 6 minutes to go. At this rate I'll be forty by the time it's done.

Hope this helps, 'cause I wanna see more of your animations.

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, klangley! Everyone's been telling me how premiere's much more efficient than After Effects. I'm gonna have to try that out. Thanks again for the cool info. I hope it won't take you too long for you to finish that film of yours. It looks real neat and I can't wait!

Brian Romero said...

Wow! These look great! Post more if you got 'em.

Sam said...

!!!!!!

Pedro Vargas said...

sam and brian-thanks I wasn't sure if you could see some well like the 4th and 5th one, but I guess you did! Hopefully I'll get into some animating during the summer and maybe show you some more stuff.

bardhol said...

Damn your eyes these are good!

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

Those are great! For some reason, the Happy Sack is my favorite...

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