Aujourd’hui c’est encore Mune, avec ce coup-ci des mises en couleurs de personnages ( le crédit du charadesign revenant bien entendu a qui de droit ! ), et toujours sous la direction artistique de Remi Salmon.
Today, we’re hoping to inspire a little animated fun! We’re using a neat animation method called ‘pixilation’, in which humans are used as stop-motion puppets, to get from Point A to Point B. So grab your tablet or your smart phone or your camera, and come make human stop-motion with us!
Why walk there when you could slide there? Just like in stop-motion animation, the puppet moves just a bit for every photo that’s taken. So: Step to your left, Photo, Repeat!
Here’s the oldest trick in the ‘Special Effects’ book! In George Méliès’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’ from 1902, he infamously turn the camera off, had the subject leave the screen, and turned the camera back on to continue the shot, thus creating cinema’s first disappearing act! So, remember that film is just a series of photographs, and that you, too, can teleport!
Fly there! This one also counts as a daily work out. Just like we did in the slide, except with a jump! And a very well timed cameraperson… So: Step to your left, Jump, Photo, Repeat! You’ll notice we did a few jumping photos in place at the beginning and end to really make the puppet look like she can fly.
Have fun with it! What do you have in your home that you can play with and add to the animation?
Our favorite part about animation is that truly everything is possible! So whatever kooky idea you have, you can make happen with just a little planning and the right tools.
Okay so I roughly translated this really quickly, I hope it’s sufficient for most of you, if you want to use it let me know and give credit. Thank you!!
“Zagtoon and Method Animation Present”
MIRACULOUS - A day in Paris
*Looking at pictures of Adrien*
Tikki: It’s a great photo, don’t you think Marinette??
Marinette: AHAHAHAH HE’S REALLY PRETTY TIKKI
Adrien is perfect
He’s too perfect and handsome
that’s why I can never talk to him :(
Tikki: Oh I have an idea! We can practice together if you want!
Marinette: Really??? You’re really cute Tikki (literal translation, she probably meant Tikki is great)
It’s a great idea!
Okay, let’s do it!!
Repeat after me:
What’s new? I was wondering, do you want to go to the cinema with me tomorrow?
Hi Adrien! What’s new? I was wondering, do you want to go to the cinema with me tomorrow?
Tikki: Congratulations, Marinette!
Marinette: YES!!! Thank you, my Tikki! I think I’m ready-
Tikki: NoNONONO not yet!!
We’ll start again, okay?
But this time, I’ll play Adrien’s role!
*Marinette blushes after seeing the photo on her phone of Adrien*
Tikki: OKAY! COME ON! You can do it! -wink-
(Tikki as Adrien) Hi, Marinette!
and I uhh…
(Tikki comes behind the phone and says:) Try: Do you want to come to the cinema with me tomorrow?
do you like to HALLUCINATE WITH ME TOMOROW ughhhhh
Tikki: It’s not that bad, Marinette!
You’ve almost got it!
Marinette: I GIVE UP TIKKI!! We’ll never be able to go to the cinema together….
Tikki: No, that’s not true!!
Stop practising for today, and we can restart again tomorrow!
Marinette: Yes, we can do that!
Sabine: Marinette, can I come in?
Marinette: Yes yes!
Sabine: Who are you talking to, my dear?
Marinette: uhh..ummm…Alya! Yeah yeah that!!
Marinette: I was having a call with Alya!
*ALYA POPS UP FROM THE SHADOWS*
Alya: smirking really?? Strange, I don’t remember that call! (laughsI think you were talking to a picture of Adrien!!
I’m right, aren’t I, Marinette?
Marinette: AHAHAHAHA ah well…ah yeah, you’ve won!!
(this means like, you’ve got me!)
Voilà! The song from the Miraculous Ladybug PV! I have no idea whether someone posted this before or not.
Tell me now, pretty baby You could never stop unaware Too gone, for don’t you get it now? Do you know that I’m feeling down?
Every love went through your head Giving love turned bad Maybe love can soothe your pains Making up, make it better
Up Ladybug, never doubt, ‘til we find one way, forever Up Ladybug, got a goal, we’ll be fine some day, together
Did you know it couldn’t be enough? ‘Cause I need what’s stolen away Taking all that to a better love When you need it all the way
When you’re going through your head Giving love turned bad And a love can steal your pains Making up, make it better
Up Ladybug, never doubt, ‘til we find one way, forever Up Ladybug, got a goal, we’ll be fine some day, together Up Ladybug, never doubt, ‘til we find one way, forever Up Ladybug, got a goal, we’ll be fine some day, together
A short film I’ve been working on, Johanne, is nearing completion. If you like cartoons, pseudohistorical settings, or faint glimpses of an exceptionally large cat, go follow the project’s new blog @johanne-animation!
I can’t tell you much about the film yet (spoilers!) but the blog’ll be updating a couple times per week with stuff like concept art, promo sketches, and backgrounds. So if you’re interested in the sort of work I do professionally, check that out.
However, if you’d prefer your Johanne updates written by someone thoroughly confused by Twitter, go watch me take over our studio’s account at DragonbeeStudio.
Mini Photoshop Tutorial - Removing moving details/objects
You know how you sometimes want to use a background from a film, but there always seems to be stuff moving in the way (snow, rain, characters, birds, etc), and getting rid of all the details individually would take forever? What if I told you there is a way to remove all those things in just mere seconds?
Start with gathering multiply versions of your shot! I took 9 different screen caps of this scene in “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”, making sure that all parts of the statue were visible at some point.
Then you go: File > Script > Median > Browse… (select all files here) > OK
And then Photoshop does the job for you; removing anything that does not stay constant and leaves the rest as it is. The most important thing in order for this to work smoothly is that the background stays still, while everything else is moving.
((OBS: I may be suggesting this method to fellow animation editors, but this method is useful in all kinds of situations. It works perfectly when you want to remove people/cars/etc from regular photographs too.))
‘standalone’ pixel art (as in, pixel art that isn’t for games or animation) usually isnt my thing. i think it defeats the purpose
like, pixel art is a medium that’s used for exactly 3 reasons: nostalgia, as a stylistic shorthand to denote that a game should not be taken seriously and should be enjoyed as a video game-ass video game or as a method of simplifying animation and speeding up asset creation times
its a necessary evil sometimes especially for games with xty bit aesthetics with large menus or character portraits (where its sensible and even professional looking, but still a little doofy) though, so it does have its place
A French-Japanese-Korean animated television series set to release in September 2015. The series has no known US release date, but lets hope it does come to America.
Set in Modern-day Paris, the series focuses on a teen high school girl named Marinette Cheng, who is able to transform into the superhero, Ladybug.
Marinette and Adrien are two high school kids with a difference: they
are the chosen ones to save Paris from evil! They have been entrusted
with an important mission – to capture akumas, creatures responsible for
turning normal people into super-baddies. When involved in such
adventures, these two school kids become superheroes: Marinette
transforms into Ladybug and Adrien becomes Cat Noir. But Ladybug and Cat
Noir do not know each other’s true identity. Marinette is unaware that,
beneath the Cat Noir costume nestles Adrien, her secret crush.
Similarly, Adrien doesn’t know that Ladybug is, in actual fact, just
Marinette - one of the girls in his class.