Wednesday, 26 November 2008

simple and do-able animations

Hey everyone, I thought I'd post a few animations that fit well with what Chui was saying about the idea being good and the animation simple. I think as illustrators you aren't gonna want to produce something that's too complex but shows off you're style.

Some local animators "The brothers Mcleod" are good at keeping their animations simple, short and strange. I put spamland on here cause it's just so unique. They took the words that spam emails use to get through spam filters, and made it into some sort of dark poetry recital by an odd creature. There are only a few frames here really for every movement he does, very minimal really. there's more on youtube as well.



here's one with old ice lolly sticks


and here's an example of what you can by thinking outside the box and not even really animating at all


This one is done by filming flipbook and then compositing the films like a mosaic

The Black Dog's Progress from small time inc. on Vimeo.

I'll post some more up if anyone finds these useful, but i'll leave it at that for now
carry on.

2 comments:

myeyeisonfire said...

Thanks Alec! You are on the right track - basic animation skills for illustrators, as opposed to animations that illustrators like, but have no relationship with what they are capable of producing

Jess the Mess said...

Wow I love the spam one! Clever and powerful! Isn't the staring one off Big Train? Its a good idea I think, not to aim too high considering we're not technically animators...bring life without getting bogged down with learning too many skills! eww...learning skills...:P