Archive for March, 2010
Click on the image above to see a wicked quick video of how I did pencil animation for three shots in “80 Billion Guys.” Basically, after story-boarding the film, I made a pencil drawing for the start of every shot I wanted. Then I scanned it in, pulled the drawing out, erased, redrew it slightly differently, and scanned the slightly altered version in again. I did 10 frames a second, meaning every second is comprised of about ten drawings to create the illusion of movement. It’s nothing terribly new (William Kentridge, a South African Artist who’s been doing it for at least 20 years has a show at MOMA now actually) but the time it took coupled with the fact that I didn’t know exactly what I was doing made it a challenge. It’s worth a shot if you make the time. The video is slowed down to 2 frames a second so you can see each drawing.