The phase above was the general basis given for this collaborative project. Heather Crankof Crahmánti Design invited me to submit an animation to her fun little project F-Bomb. It was also supposed to be 5 seconds and loop. Well…f-bomb…that didn't happen. I got this idea in my head of using each individual letter in the word FUCK as a basis of creating a couple of vignettes that had a setup and then a payoff. The payoff being less than ideal.
The original inspiration for this approach was my memory of the alphabet vignettes on Sesame Street. Kids saying the letter and then a short animation showing the letters. So with that in mind I thought it would also be great to have kids do the VO to add a wholesome overtone to the piece with the visuals being lowbrow.
This was the first time I played around with Garage Band and I found a cool Organ setting that I thought would be great for this piece. My setup for syncing the audio with the visuals was rather ghetto but effective. I had the animation looping on my laptop while I had the iPad on my lap trying to do real-time instrumentation to the visuals. It was effective enough for my uses but I wouldn't recommend it.
This was also the first project that I tried doing 80% of the work on my iPad Pro. The ability to work mobile was the main reason I was able to ultimately finished this project in a reasonable amount of time. I made sure to have my iPad Pro with me at all times so if I had an extra 20 minutes I could easily put in some production time. General concepting and the two backgrounds were executed in Procreate. The first pass of animation was done in Rough Animator.