Out of boredom I came up with this random idea: what if we give a bunch of animators 24 hours to animate a 24 frames ping pong shot? Sure enough, after bouncing the idea around and getting a positive response I created a set with two rigs and two cameras and... well, you get it.
The long lived dream of starting my own production house is taking its first baby steps towards becoming reality. My friend and partner Robert Cavallo and I are proud to present you with Butcher Block Studio. Please check out our official website and reel and help us spread the word.
Fanta spots are a lot of fun to work on. They're usually CG spots animated and rendered to look traditional. We get to smear, exaggerate, and animate in on 2s and 4s. Here's a spot I got to layout and animate all by myself, MINUS THE EFFECTS!! They're usually done by a team of awesome traditional animators.
Another indie short film is out this week and I had the opportunity to animate on it. I use the term "Animate" loosely here; I only animated the CG faces over the stop-motion plates, which in and of itself is a great experience. Animating on 2s, 4s and 6s forces you to think about EVERY pose you create. Here's "The Sea Is Blue."