My idea started with my memory of Sesame Street's alphabet vignettes. I liked the idea of using a wholesome armature and then add questionable subject matter to it.
Rough animation a looping animation.
Having fun with some animated type.
Reaching back to fall 2016 for this one. I got to participate in a Chain-a-mation project, #8 to be exact. Each participant got exactly 48 frames to animate something around the theme of Halloween. There was only 2 requirements: one is a strict color palette and two, you have to build off the last frame of the previous participant. I was lucky enough to have had a possessed house to start with.
Below is a time-lapse of my work process. About 8 hours condensed to 9 minutes.
Lets be honest, this was a doozy of a first attempt at digital cel-animation for me. I would have not finished this short if it wasn't for Miles Worthington's help. Below is a reel of the animations he cranked out for Third Time's A Charm. Be sure to check his site for some of his other work.
…and the short that Mile's animation help make.
2 years filled with many late nights and weekends has brought me to this point of sharing this bad-boy with the world. I started out not knowing what the hell I was doing and I did everything wrong in my approach to making this thing and it shows, haha. But you know what…in the immortal words of Walter Sobchak "Fuck it Dude,…." So I have released it with all its warts, wrinkled clothes and uncombed hair. Hopefully you will enjoy it and thanks for taking 3 mins out of your day to check it out.
On to the next one!