This is what I envisioned when I thought of My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic and Spazzmatica Polka. Basically, it's one and a half minute of showing off the "walk"-cycles I did of the main cast, which in turn was my way of reverse engineering the animation from the show. Not a whole lot else to tell about this, except that you can watch this in glorious 1080p. That's right, you can watch this at a native resolution higher than that of the show's episodes you can see on YouTube.
Now also available on deviantART.
Music is Spazzmatica Polka by Kevin McLeod (Licenced under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0)
My daughter Lily's Character as a water bender. (She LOVES Katara) This is a WIP. Someday I'll Colour it and add it to my reel. Just thought I would post something I've been working on. Cheers! Hand drawn tradigital in ToonBoom. -bunny
From all of us here at SFS, we're wishing you a Happy Halloween and Nightmare Night! (It was one year ago today that Luna made her reappearance on the show.)
Song is Daylight's End. You may recognize it as the theme for Diana (League of Legends) during her launch week. You can get the song here: [link]
Thanks to Shadeoses and HC for rendering and vector assistance.
I'd like to give a shout out as well to *spiritto and ~Lionheartcartoon (the team behind Children of the Night) for some intuitive help on their blog, [link] You'll notice this drew a bit of inspiration from their work. I've wanted to animate something with Luna involving Daylight's End the moment I heard it. This was my first time working so heavily with After Effects. The end result not only produced one of my favorite works to date, but also (with help from HC, one of our top vector and effects artists) granted me a lot of experience with After Effects, and Illustrator. Snowdrop is still underway, and can be expected to have similar levels of visual aesthetic.
Also... Hot damn! 2000 watchers! Consider this my milestone submission.
Programs Used (in order of significance): Adobe Flash CS6 After Effects CS6 Photoshop CS6 Illustrator CS6 Adobe Premier CS6
"Daylight's End" by RiotRuann Luna owned by Hasbro
Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) presents "Present Prank", a short animation starring Pinkie Pie from the hit TV series, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".
Howdy Everypony! ^^
Here's my very first official animation to come out of my training here at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Being a fan of the new "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" series, I decided to create a puppet of Pinkie Pie (my favorite pony) in Flash and animate her in a little short.
This was originally created as a three-part assignment for my "2D Character I" class here at SCAD.
You can download the Puppet as a .FLA and watch tutorials on how to animate pony puppets all for free at www.Doublerainboom.com
This took me 130 hours from start to finish (40 hours to build the puppet, 80 hours to animate it, and 10 hours for post-production editing).
I had to upload a lower quality version so it would upload correctly. You can find a HD version of "Present Prank" on youtube here: [link]
I've already shared some excerpts of the above hand drawn animation, but this is the final version with all the frames and with my original music. I drew each frame one by one, there are over 3,000 frames in total.
You can view some frames individually and the sketches and music in progress in this blog post. I made this in a rather minimalist way. It's meant to be some kind of short video clip for the music. It was really time consuming, I hope I can do longer projects in the future.
The video starts with an introduction showing my studio, the lion appears on the computer and walks, walks, walks... the lion transforms itself in strange faces, the faces become a skull, the skull becomes a flower.
This is a film that I made during my junior year at NYU. It's about a lonely Jewish spinster who finds love in the most unlikely place - crash landing in her back yard. This is the story of two people overcoming obstacles to be together. But really, its all about me trying to go against the system and create the least douchebaggy film at NYU that year. I was trying to stay away from the common film school topics such as Drugs, Abortion and why everyone hates the president. It's not thatthere is anything wrong with those topics - they are just played out at film school. I tried to go above and beyond, but I just ended up with a few little people that I was able to paint a blue-ish aqua color.
This film was shot on Super 16mm film using an Arri SR2 camera. We had about a cube truck's worth of miscellaneous lighting and grip equipment minus one Arri light kit that was jacked by a crackhead while returning equipment near the Port Authority in NYC. Transporting that much stuff in NYC is a huge pain in the ass. I edited the film in DV using Final Cut Pro (I think it was version 2 or 3 at the time). This project took about 3 months to complete and the final budget was around $7500. I challenge anyone out there to create a more entertaining film with painted midgets for less than that price
It took about 40 people to put it together and at some point I will credit all of them in this description. The film features an original score by the very talented Lee Brooks with sound design by Erik Desiderio. It was co-produced by Doug Imbruce and Seth Gittlitz. The rest of the cast and crew list will be added shortly.