I have an animation showing this Friday at the Loop de Loop screening!!The theme was "childhood". The above gif is a loop of part of my loop that will be shown... which sounds fitting for a screening called "loop de loop".
Spent the last couple weeks working on this monologue test. I wanted to try something a little more subtle, and not as crazy fun goofy typical-animation kind of thing, just something out of my comfort zone.
The audio is from a Breaking Bad episode called "The Fly", in which Walter White tries to crystallize his body into meth by processing it through a giant centrifuge, but mistakenly lets a fly in during the procedure and becomes half man, half fly, and an additional half meth. The story arch changed a little after that episode.
Another animation test on post-its! The first attempt in the previous post was to just test the process of taking pics of the papers and compiling it on my phone, this one was to test the viability of more complicated animation.
(Nerdier animation stuff to follow, not for the faint of art)
I found that this animation method works well for the most part, but one limitation was that both apps I used could only compile everything on one set frame count, like just one 1's or just 2's. I can hold the frame, but even that has weird limits, so it's somewhat cumbersome if I want to get fancy by switching between 1's and 2's and 3's and 4's! (<-- makes me sound like an overzealous exercise instructor on a 1994 VHS).
I wanted to rely only on apps so I could get an animation done anywhere, so long as equipped is a paper, pen, and my phone. So far I've only tried two iPhone apps. OSnap - It's good because it allows for onion skinning and looping, but it's hard to edit individual frames (move them around, holding them for more frames, etc). Stop Motion Studio - The editing and overall visualization of the animation is a lot more robust and refined, but it doesn't have looping options, and the onion skinning is somewhat limited.
If anyone has suggestions for a better app, please suggest away!
...BAH! I said "faint of art"... I make myself chuckle with mild amusement sometimes...
This should be someone's thing ("thing" as loosely defined by their artistic gimmick). Someone should make a series of stereoscopic illustrations. Preferably environments because that would look a lot cooler. They would work best in an animated gif like the one above where the jittering back and forth that gives the illusion of a 3D image. You would just need like 20 layers of elements in Photoshop... then an additional 20 copies of those layers that are slightly shifted left or right according to the distance of the object from the viewer. But that's it!
Wouldn't that be cool?
Like a whole series of these???
Well not a whole series of palm trees.
But a whole series of stereoscopic illustrations??
I'd do it myself but I'm too busy animating lam attacks. So someone please adopt this idea. Take it and make it your own. Love it and cherish as a parent would a child, or, as a gardener would a... palm tree.