It is finals week in my world and that often means that I am not able to steal away to work in the studio. To combat this, as it happens frequently during the year I have set up a shadow studio in my office where I can work on smaller projects.
First off I thought we should start with another Superman daily from The late 1950′s. Here is a link to an article by Amid Amidi on the Cartoon Brew site. There are a couple of excellent videos and he uses them to make the arguement that “Everything we do is animation.” One of the great [...]
I showed a still from this earlier. It moves now.
Here is another animated set up in my CB world series.
These are all circus related. I love the circus and so should you. Yes, I know the animals seem sad and clowns are scary, but they only exist to entertain you. It is not ironic or cynical and perhaps the concept is a bit out of time, but when was the last time you experienced [...]
Attempt two. I have decided to break the tanks apart and animate separately them under the camera. This is a test to see how well that will work. I am also testing out a different paper to see how it would hold up. It is a bit like drawing on a grocery bag. Tank version [...]
Sometimes the work gets away from you. That is the case here. I was interested in creating a lightning sketch drawn animation along the lines of what I have done in some of my chalk board pieces. Lightning sketch artists were some of the earliest commercial animators. Working in vaudeville during the early part of [...]
In the second of post in this series I have found two pages of notes pertaining to the animated work revisionist history. At the time I was creating this series of drawn/animated works I was interested exploring the addition of my brothers voice into biographical animated narratives. I also threw my wife and cat into [...]
I was recently looking through some old sketch books and found notes on work both made and unmade. I will be posting some of these in the future. This is the first of what will be a number of posts with notes on my short animated work The V.P. I originally created this work [...]