I've been composing music under the pseudonym Professor Soap for a little while now, and I always intended for it to be a visual experience as well. Here's a cute little music vid set to track one, Spirit Quest Journey. Enjoy and relax :]
For even more Professor Soap, head over to RyanMauskopf.com/music Also available in HD on YouTube and Vimeo
GYAAAAAAARH. I actually managed to finish this on time for the due date. The deadline was yesterday at 1:15PM, I finished... at 12:45PM. D:
All in all I'm pretty proud of it, considering I only had about a week to come up with a storyboard/animatic and a month to animate the whole thing (during which school was closed for two weeks for Christmas). After all, everything's hand-drawn, then inked with a brush pen, and brought into Photoshop for the colours... and Photoshop is not meant to colour animation, trust me. Ugh.
This isn't something I'd send around in festivals, but it's definitely portfolio-worthy. I learned a lot of technical stuff I'll surely use again, namely the flickering texture, and perhaps the wobbly inking, who knows.
I hope you like!
Statistics: 10 scenes 230 drawings 2 brush pens A lot of Diet Pepsi (it comforts me.)
You can check out the steps to making this awesome (not) animated short, too: Storyboard: [link] Animatic v1: [link] Animatic v2: [link] Animatic v3: [link]
Got inspired by a few things and i made this particle and sound design experiments this week. I couldn't decide if it's 3d or 2d animation, because even tho the logo was rendered from 3ds max, the particle effects were done in After Effects... even tho in 3d space, but still in a 2d compositing program... Sound design made in Reason and Sony Vegas.
Check it out on Vimeo in hd! [link] i dunno why but it has this weird bug that between each animation there is a still pic instead of pitch black :S
Here's the film that ~Ahvia and I have been working on since February. We made it for our 3rd year animation class at SVA in the second semester. And yes, Demos really lives up to his nickname in his cameo.
Thank you so much to those of you who helped us ink and color the scenes!
Disclaimer: The music is by Ugress [link] -- who allows the use of their songs for student films without profit.
The year is 1939; Nazi Germany has recently invaded Poland, and many small towns and villages have already become victims of the German raid. A regiment of Nazi soldiers arrive upon a small church nestled in the sprawling wheat fields surrounding the small town of Leczyca. As they enter the church grounds, a low-ranking soldier is ordered into the catacombs deep beneath the church to search for valuables and items of historical and cultural significance for appropriation. Reluctantly, the young soldier heads down, and discovers he has been tainted by the stolen goods, further building the Legend of Boruta.
A short film (approximately ten minutes in length) centered around Boruta - an archaic creature who guards treasures deep within the catacombs of Poland - as he is confronted by unwelcome visitors during the German occupation of Poland amidst World War II. "The Legend of Boruta" is an animated grad-film project by Bartek Nowakowski, completed in April 2007 at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC). The concept of the film is derived from an old Polish legend that originates from the small town of Leczyca, Poland. The town - consequently, also Bartek's home town - though small, is saturated with old churches, cathedrals, art, architecture, stories and legends, all of which have inspired him to create his first film, The Legend of Boruta.
-WINNER- 2 ELAN Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts in "Best Film" and "Ready to Rocket" | Vancouver, Canada -WINNER- Grand Prize Winner Electronic Arts Reveal '07 | EA Canada, Burnaby BC -WINNER- President's Media Arts Award | Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver BC -STASH 38 DVD Magazine Feature
--Toronto After Dark Film Festival | Toronto, Canada --Toronto International Film Festival Student Showcase | Toronto, Canada --A Night of Horror International Film Festival | Sydney, Australia --Mauvais Genre' International Film Festival | France --A Night of Horror Film Festival | Beecroft, Australia --Barrie Film Festival | Barrie, Ontario --Emily Carr Media Arts Festival | Vancouver, Canada
-Autodesk 3D Studio Max (core modeling, lighting and animation) -Pixelogic Zbrush (displacement and normal map generation) -Adobe Photoshop (textures and post work) -Adobe After Effects (post work) -Adobe Premiere (video editing) -Adobe Audition (sound editing) -Propellerhead Reason (music production)