Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Why Vote Deratany?

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RPM Advertising asked us to do a Jib Jab style commercial for their client Jay Paul Deratany. As you will see we had a good time with it and I credit a great agency to work for, a gutsy creative director, Larry Bessler, and a brave client too. It is rare that animators are given a lot of creative freedom, and when it happens, I think animators will bend over backwards for the client and for the job. I know I did. Worked my butt off and as most of you know it is a rather large butt. I had some great help from a freelancer here in Tucson, Sean Coleman, a young animation stud type. And of course the track was done by, my man, Jim May of Mini-No-Place. He is great. This is a pretty darn good example of what can be pulled together in a couple of weeks, in this new wacky computer age. I can't imagine how long it would have taken traditionally. This is the type of 2d innovation I am always blathering about, it's fun, quicker than traditional methods, and has more options. Sure it's not great animation but who cares...it's a style and it works. This project was done in After Effects and although it can be a pain to animate in it has advantages in terms of output and camera movement. Blah blah blah....Enjoy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

WINTER MAN


Here is one of the most involved images I have ever animated. All the frames were created in vector art and had more layers than I can remember. I will post the final animation when I get it from the agency. This frame is just a mock-up.