The pencil has forever ruled the spacial dimension of the page, but when it seizes control of time as well as space by cleverly drawing tracking controls, our friendly little drawing and his latest victim finds himself in more trouble than ever before!
Remember these thingers? Well this is what it's all about. In my college, you do a minor project on year 2 and major project on year 3. Well this is my minor project done last year. I had a bunch of complex, deep-thought stories proposed to my tutor but he approved the one with the simple opening a door. I guess simplicity is the best sophistication.
Not many of you might know, but I used to make fake Pokémon attack animations in the past. Well I hope this will do justice to my 5-year absence in the Special Effects field.
The original had music, but it was a game music so I'd take it off so the copyright ninja won't get me in my sleep.
Character, art, story, animation, and film rightfully belongs to me. Done in SAI, Photoshop and After Effects in around 6 months.
The eighth episode of Pencilmation in which we find our friendly little drawings having a dance party. But when a wild man steps on the scene and destroys the radio, the music stops and the party is over. Will our little friends find out how to kick out the jams once again, or is the jig literally up? Find out this and more in episode #8 of Pencilmation!
Final project from my Intro to 2D Animation class last semester--yeah, way back in May. Took me that long just to build up the courage/get enough distance from my own embarrassment to put this up here. In a way I'm still kind of proud of it: just seeing what I managed to do in, oh, 6 weeks or so? in a class I "took" just because I wanted to learn animation... but obviously, I bit off way more than I could chew, and realized just how far I still am from becoming anything close to an animator.
Please don't critique this for the animation or concept or composition; I know it's poor, rushed, cheesy and disconcerting. Most of it makes me wince. I know I really, really need to practice depth. But, well... I guess, I just really wanted to show you this roughest version of the animation I WANTED to make. I did this for my final project because this is what I dreamed of every time I listened to this song. This is Ian's song, and Ian's beginning. I'm not even sure if I want to keep this idea--it's cheesy as hell, I know, but for now it's what I'm running with until I can come up with something better. The concept's gonna stay the same either way, because this has always been a story of the fall. For those of you who've been following Angel Dust (bless you guys, seriously), maybe this'll help illuminate something? I hope it adds a little to the story.
The song is "One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears," by sleepmakeswaves, used with their permission in this animation. You can listen to the unedited version here, and even download it if you like! Thanks again to this band for letting me use their music; it's the whole reason this animation even exists.
For anyone who spotted the cameos, they are: ~shark-bomb's Tudor, =theblackbutterfly's Obizuth, and of course a Cris from AD. And yes, I did look up Treasure Planet's intro scene a million times, but no, this was not actually inspired by it. This is the beginning to my own story, Angel Dust: [link]
Put together with Photoshop CS5 and Toon Boom Animate Pro. Also available on Vimeo, here
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