I loved Moby's "The Last Day" so much that I decided to animate a film based around it, inspired by personal experience with spirituality. Copyright 2014 Aaron Dunbar Music used by permission of Mobygratis.com
This was done for my 2D Animation class midterm last year. This was strictly speaking an After Effects assignment, and though most of it is just individual frames imported from PhotoShop, I did need a lot of After Effects skills to sew it together.
Frames were "hand drawn" in Photoshop CS5.5 using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet and brought into After Effects CS5.5, except for the carnosaur which was a puppet with pieces drawn in Photoshop and rigged in After Effects. Sounds are from freesound.org.
The original storyboards started at primordial soup and ended at a pair of cockatiels, but after I realized this was a MIDTERM project and not a TERM project I had to cut out acts 1 and 3. O.o Animation takes... a while....
I didn't really do much paleontology research for this but I used to be into dinosaurs like ten years ago and this is based on what I remember.
There are mistakes all over the place and I didn't have time to properly synch the sound or add touches like eye blinks during the walk cycles, but I do like the way it looks overall. I also would've liked the running up the tree bit to be a new cycle, but there wasn't time to do it.
I was so glad when this was done! And there are bits of it I really, really like, like the running dino animation (after our hero gets startled by the carnosaur).
EDIT: Holy cow a DD?! Wow, thank you so much ^kingmancheng! I'm delighted by everyone's enjoyment of this little short. :3
Official Selection for: White Sands International Film Festival 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival 2013 Red Rock Film Festival 2013 Fresh Takes Film Festival 2013 --> VOTE FOR THE BOXER freshtakes.net/peoples-choice-…
Death comes to claim a little ghost girl. (He's not great with kids.)
Shadows is my senior film at MCAD, a one-person labor of love that took about a year to complete. It's a piece that draws on my own experiences in working with kids; how it can be both frustrating and fun.
A special thanks goes to my family for supporting me, my friends for encouraging me, my teachers for making me get my rear in gear, and the kids of cabin five for inspiring me. You guys are awesome.
Created with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.
Experimental animation with raw fractals created using JWildfire (yuk! 8 hours) and Mandelbulb 3D. My own photo's (My God daughter and myself) Background nebula and stars I created using Photoshop CS. Animated using Particleillusion and Jwildfire( 8 hours!!)
I tried to express dreams that I have, swirling, falling through time and space. Flashes of anxiety, self doubt and horror puncuate my dream but it all turns out right in the end. Then a feeling of being eaten alive, only to discover its my dog trying to wake me by licking my face!