quick lighting

This sketch is a good example of what I’ve been struggling to understand. Animating a figure as a solid image makes for a good, quick, resource-light work flow. The trouble is it’s also pretty limiting with what you can do or get away with. It’s not that it’s impossible to make anything with this, Modest Mouse published a beautiful music video eight years ago (I’m getting old!) that used this exact technique.

it’s just that I’m not certain this is the direction I want to go in. I’ve got a good idea of a way I can use that “click” I mentioned previously in a good way, so I’m gonna experiment with that next. I”m just kind of sad I don’t get to animate like this more often… If all goes well though, in the coming months my animation free time will increase exponentially!

They’re singing “Barrett’s privateers” by stan rogers, by the way.

Merry Christmas!! <3

Chris Evans Goes Skydiving: “What If the Chute Doesn’t Open?”
Chris Evans is going down—literally. For Esquire’s April issue, Evans decided to go skydiving in rural southern California. As the actor laid in bed the night before, he confessed, “I started exploring the sensation of ‘What if the chute doesn’t open?’ Those last minutes where you know. You’re not gonna pass out; you’re gonna be wide awake. So what? Do I close my eyes? Hopefully, it would be quick. Lights out. I f–king hope it would be quick. And then I was like: If you’re gonna do it, let’s just pretend there is no way this is going to go wrong. Just really embrace it and jump out of that plane with gusto.”