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Back to the BooksCheck out "Pageant", episode 08 of The Awesomes, over on Hulu! I was privileged to choreograph and key out a little bit of fight action for this one... 50 seconds (1200 frames), 20 characters, no camera cuts, all for a background joke. So worth it.
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Most of the show uses traditional vector puppeteering (though we did a LOT of in-house drawing, maybe 60/40?), which is more-or-less the standard now for TV animation. The original boards on this shot called for a classic old cartoony cloud-with-fists fight. That would have been easy to loop in, but not really in the style of the show. They haven't been tapping that sort of trope up to this point and it would have looked pretty strange to go there 4/5 of the way into the season.
But this is where puppet animation is often most limited... working out a good, physical action scene kinda requires straight-up, old-school, frame-by-frame skills. Puppe