The_Widely_Unknown wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:27 pm
Nice work! How long did it take for let's say, the first animation video? Can imagine it's pretty time consuming?
Here's some of my recent artwork. It's digital, since i'm not that active anymore (only paint on sunny days
Haha well, I've been doing animation for a while, so I know what kind of things save time in an animation and how to tell the most story possible with the least amount of effort.
So, for that video (just to peel back the curtain a bit), most of the opening is all animated with things called "tweens", which basically is when the computer smooth animates an image moving some direction.
So, tweens zooming in on the grave and tweens of him popping out of the grave (a tween on the dirt, a tween on the arm/body/hoody strings).
Then, when it switches to the black-and-white negative-film sort of look, those are all very simple drawings so animating them was a lot less time-consuming (but, when the arm hits the "dope" button? The arm is a graphic with an animation nested in it to make the lines wiggle, the technical term being a "line boil", that I tweened).
The most time-consuming thing to make for that video was the background when the character spraypaints the screen.
Overall that video took 2 weeks of me working constantly to make. It would have taken much longer if I were to attempt to sync it to the actual music or make it full length, etc.
I should also say, I did not storyboard that video. The rapper, PMiller, actually has a degree in animation. I met him in college at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
So, he composed a storyboard that he knew would fit his budget. The storyboard was solid, and I just interpreted it into an animation the way that I figured would best fit the budget that he was able to provide (I put a bit more work into it than his budget allowed because he's a friend and I help friends out)
Also also also, I really dig your graffiti that you posted! I'm terrible with typography and words or doing anything creative with them, so that sort of skill that you're showing is something I think is very impressive and that I just don't naturally think about in the way you do.