anonymous asked:

Bea if you don't mind me asking can I please ask you how you made the typewriter moving effect for the word "cat" in this set of yours: /post/123377616424/its-useful-being-top-banana-in-the-shock ? I want to make an edit that's something like this but i have no idea how to do so. :( Thank you for your help in advance. <3

I worked on each gif for 3-5 hours so I don’t think I have the energy to make it brief and simple… :( You see, I made this from scratch, with the actual scene as a frame of reference. All of the shapes and vectors and animation were done per layer. The simple answer to your question is: Visibility. I pre-made all the layers I needed before I did the animation. Then I just tick the visibility layer (the eye icon in your layers) to make them appear and disappear. 

Pro-tip: Play around your workspace and you’ll eventually figure it out. It’s pretty easy, it’s just tedious and very time-consuming.

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May 23, 2016 I’m embarrassed to say one of the reasons I typed letters outside today was because my room is cluttered. It will be better once my family moved out and I can take the larger room across the hall.

Patti Smith, 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith. 

“I don’t consider writing a quiet, closet act: I consider it a real physical act. When I’m home writing on a typewriter, I go crazy. I move like a monkey. I’ve wet myself. I’ve come in my pants writing….Instead of shooting smack, I masturbate – fourteen times in a row…I start seeing Aztec mountains…I see weird things. I see temples, underground temples, with the doors opening, sliding door after sliding door, Pharaoh revealed – this bound-up Pharaoh with ropes of gold. That’s how I write a lot of my poetry.”

~ Patti Smith in 1971, from Patti Smith: An Unauthorized Biography, by Victor Bockris and Roberta Bayley