Monday, March 29, 2010

Stuck in a daydream.

Sometimes I get in trouble in my English class for giggling about something I thought of. My thoughts wander rather frequently to worlds between cardboard forests and neverlands and somewhere over the rainbow. People aren't always so serious there.

I found that I had to wait on a few things before going back to work on animations for my documentary. So I took a breather and made an animation sketch. Mainly, I wanted to test out my remote and how it works for animations. Not bad, not bad at all.

I have to meet with a wonderful dancer about an animation collaboration right now. And afterwards, I will be working on my documentary. But somewhere between there, I believe I will put this animation on YouTube. It's all edited, but I took these stills into Photoshop and found that I like this look better than the natural light. So I think I may do some batch processing first. And then I will share it with you.

What do you daydream about?


  1. hey, just curious, which program are you using to make the stills into video? (future reference for me)

  2. Mel,
    For projects like this, what I call animation "sketches," I just use iMovie, since it's the only video editing program I currently have on my Mac. Windows Movie Maker works as well if you have a pc. Just look for a way to change the default still duration (these are at .1 seconds). For my "serious" stop motions, I use Premiere and After Effects. Hope this helps!