Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And in the end.....

Well, it's done-for now. There are elements of this project that I'm really happy with, and things that I feel need altering. This film is definitely something I want to elaborate upon over the summer.
I ended up editing the last line "He still lives in that city. I wonder if he's still sad...." because, when it really boiled down to it, I was unsure of, well, just unsure of something about it.
I definitely changed some of these scenes, and eliminated the idea of using stop motion photography for the time being.
Basically, I ended up referring to my project as "fun with Photoshop." When I go back into it, I would like to add the stop motion photography, as well as incorporate frame-by-frame animation. Syncing sound in After Effects is an awkward process, and Premiere seems a bit rudimentary. Needless to say, my sound clip isn't perfectly aligned at the moment, but I'll fix that as soon as I can.
When beginning this piece, I realized that I was going to have to make some edits, as my original ideas were too ambitious. I thought about how much fun I'd had cutting up photographs for the walk cycle, and decided that manipulating photos was the way to go. I even wanted to make jaw flapping dialogue, and I'll tell you now that that part is going when I rework this.
My friend Jose recorded me reciting something I wrote, and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Kid Koala track that I did.


  1. so i basically love you, lol. like i said before, this sort of non-objective/non-character animation kicks my butt and i really, truly admire people like yourself who can work with it and make it look darn good.
    please post this updated version you speak of! im interested in seeing the stop motion and frame-by-frame.

  2. i love how yours is totally different than what everybody else did.

    you are a loserface.

  3. wow that was very cool. I really enjoyed how different it was than everybody else. very impressive piece of work

  4. I really like your project. It had never occurred to me to do something more experimental like that. I love your style. I have been following your blog the whole time and I have been excited to see your project. It met my high expectations of you! Good job!

  5. I really liked it. But you know, even if someone you know dies, even if they are your mom or dad, you don't have to pay their debt... They can't legally come after you. Read something on it just this week. lol Just fyi. :}