A few people asked me questions with regards to how I made this piece. It's very technical, so I figured it'd be easiest to explain with a quick video tutorial on my process - and how I actually do use both traditional and digital in equal parts. And, as I have said before - thank you so, so, so much for your support, especially on my original work.
If you have any more questions, please comment below!
TUMBLR GIVEAWAY! I'm going to do a giveaway on my tumblr since it's been a good two years since I've finished something this size (it's been over two years!), For every re-blog, I'll enter you into a raffle to win an 18"x24" canvas print of this piece.
I figured that at least for the time being, i would upload my MFA Thesis film for you folks. I was looking into film festivals and such (and still am), and found them to be to expensive and time consuming at the moment.
But i want people to see the film, so here you go.
This is the result of 3 years of tedious work and generous help. Hope you enjoy it.
Feel free to link to it and share it, but PLEASE do not sell it. Its mine, and only I do the selling around here.
As we commemorate Spirit Day, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the bullying epidemic that's been receiving a lot of attention in recent weeks. I think you'll agree with my sentiments about the deviantART community being diverse and wonderful and...just the way we like it! Keep up the good work and keep channeling emotions into your creations.
And you can't tell, but I'm wearing a purple shirt
This is made in Flash Cs3. With a texture using blendingmode to make the traditional effect. Backgrounds are drawn in photoshop Cs3. The traditional parts are drawn on paper, stopmotion figures cut out from cardboard, and cutout scanned in, and then an animated drawing. ( draw slightly then scan then draw alittle more then scan etc) ---
FINALLY The movie you have all been waiting for xD <3 Ive got so much to spew out about this but ill try to keep it short.
ITS DONE!!! GUUUHHHH!! This is such a relief!! Frustration release: sdjgfsbdjgfsbdjgfsbj!!!! ---
OK First of all I WANT TO thank ~Nichoo FOR the beautifull job on the music ;W;!! I love it so much and hes put so much work into it even though he had his own prodject, and music to do for others. FFF YOU are an awesome dude Flikoflai <3 ---
The consept and story for this movie started in january this year(school prodject) and ive had since then til now to finish it all by myself. Over 5 mins alone in less than 5 months all together, that is some hard work done right there.
Ive been frusterated, exited, happy, insane, crying, angry and overly joyfull while doing this. BUT MOST OF ALL Ive learned so much from this prosess. durr! ---
Flaws and mistakes
PEOPLE Believe me, i know almost every flaw and mistake, because ive seen though theese files 1.000.000 times. I know them, I JUST didnt have time to fix them fFFFFff xD I just had to consentrate getting this done til today. Some animations are so rushed i didnt even sketch them first xD
And the most annoying one i didnt have time to fix was when hes flying the jump from scene 4 to 5 doesnt make sense i should have animated him sitting up but durr xD ---
GUH ;U; So i hope you will enjoy my biggest and hardest working projects ive ever done in my entire life. It has been amazing to do for me and I hope it will please you to ^^
Brand new piece commissioned by the music artist epsilon-blue. I really enjoyed doing this piece, it's been such a long time since I did an animation that was strictly about animated typography. Originally I had only planned to spend three weeks getting this done in a very straight-forward way, but new ideas kept popping up, and epsilon-blue and I kept refining things, so that it took three months in the end.
Completely designed and animated in After Effects.
Music by epsilon-blue - 'Look What You've Done featuring Dan Weetman'