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Vile Pilot
Jan 19, 2018


So after a bunch of thinking and experimenting I've decided to devote myself full time to working on my Youtube CG animation channel https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulEd...Laughlin/videos. I am aiming to put out a 1-10 minute video a week so the animation is going to be extremely limited.

As for content I've been asking the forums for suggestions on what to do recently, but I think that I want to start doing my own ideas. The prospect of developing an entire catalog of animation that, except for music and sound effects, is entirely my own is motivating.

Financially I don't expect to make any money doing this, so I am going to continue to live with my parents indefinitely (they are alright with that). Maybe 10-20 years down the line I'll look for traditional employment, but right now I am comfortable with the negatives that come from creating my own art full time.

Vile Pilot fucked around with this message at Jul 26, 2018 around 13:33

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Kart Barfunkel
Nov 10, 2009


https://youtu.be/7Qr5bOE1784

Here’s a little thing I did.

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006

its two in the afternoon and thirty four degrees

Fun Shoe

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Subtle

Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


bitmap posted:

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

i loving love this

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


bitmap posted:

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

Feeling like there's some kind of message here in the subtext...

Anyway I'm sure i'll figure it out eventually, cute dogs!

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006

its two in the afternoon and thirty four degrees

Fun Shoe

Duck Party posted:

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.

Thankyou! nice trot

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006

its two in the afternoon and thirty four degrees

Fun Shoe

oh, also, my friend Alex and I have started Loopdeloop London up again, at Bar Kick in Shoreditch. We had the first one last week. I'll post the invite here when we get the next date but any london animation goons should come along and watch me get publicly drunk and make a fool of myself with a microphone.

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Duck Party posted:

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.
I've seen your tutorials before, I love your painted backgrounds!

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


Animated a dog noticing and beginning to chase a thing, critiques on what needs improvement appreciated.

https://youtu.be/H_hrBjkvsDA

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Made a little doodle,using GIMP as always.

NC Wyeth Death Cult
Dec 30, 2005

He lost his life in Chadds Ford, he was dancing with a train.

I want to do a ton of background studies, are there any "go to" sites that have screen shot dumps of entire animated shows and movies? A while back I was able to find one that had a lot of early Disney and it was an amazing learning tool.

Alternately: any suggestions for taking media I own and turning it into en masse screen shots?

NC Wyeth Death Cult fucked around with this message at Aug 27, 2018 around 14:23

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


http://animationbackgrounds.tumblr.com/

http://anime-backgrounds.tumblr.com/

It's kind of breathtaking how good animation backgrounds are since while watching they just slide by.

Ccs fucked around with this message at Aug 27, 2018 around 20:42

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

I'm Mr. Frybo, look at me!

Grimey Drawer

I started an animation project and ran into a technical issue that I'm trying to figure out my way around right now. What's the best way to get an animated gif with transparency into a video file with transparency that I can import into, say, Hitfilm Pro or DaVinci Resolve?

I've been using Pyxel Edit to create some animations that I now want to use in my project, and spent half the weekend trying to figure out how to get this done. I got to the point that I'm learning the ffmpeg command line interface to try and make my own script that can batch-convert the gifs.

I'm aware that I could import the frames as png and re-create the animations in Hitfilm/Resolve, but this isn't scalable for the amount of animations that I'll be working with. I'm also aware that since this is my first project like this, I may be trying to pound a square peg into a round hole and am open to any input on workflow changes that may be necessary.

E: figured something out via image sequences

Son of Thunderbeast fucked around with this message at Aug 28, 2018 around 05:45

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


I haven't posted in a while. Here's a big update!

I'll start with Duck Party. Thanks for the tip last November about how to adjust music to match your frame rate. Someone from the Audience Awards saw my Love is Love short and asked me to enter their Shorty Shorts competition. I think Typical was one of the judges.

I had the bpm at 130 and it needed to be 120. It was fixed for the awards. I lost, but did make it to the finals. This is the same as last time, but just with the adjusted music. I never finalized it or sang the lyrics like planned.
http://aud.link/La1DmLz?sh=1535824437qSiS

Second thing, Someone else noticed my cartooning and paid me to make a short animation!

I'm happy with it, but a BUNCH of animation could have been better. It was a time vs money thing. Also this is only like the 5th short I've ever animated. Just keep that in mind. I'm more of a writer/director person getting into animation to use it as my storytelling medium. It's been a rough journey!

The lady that contacted me is from a non profit and wanted to make a PSA. I let her choose the style. She chose my own linework designs; so that made me happy. I got paid to do what I wanted to do. I'm moving up! Also this was shown to the governor of Florida 2 weeks ago to try to convince him to invest in weed removing boats instead of using aquatic pesticides. Good times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HPY-GHqOmI

Alright, and I'm saving the best for last. I've posted my girlfriend's two loops here in the past because she doesn't have an account and I'm proud of her. She wanted to try her hand at cut out animation. So we made a script and she animated it.

This is only her 3rd time animating something. Her timing is getting better and better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNSbi2NSt0

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

That's awesome! I'm glad my little tip could help! It's funny how once you make something the ball just starts rolling. Never feel down about 'loosing' a competition especially in animation. If you made something good someone notices and that can get you a job and that's a lot better than winning some dumb prize. I've gotten 2 full time studio jobs cause I entered in loopdeloop. The best thing winning got me was a rubber chicken.

I want to finish by chanting: One of us! One of us! On of us!

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Duck Party posted:

Never feel down about 'loosing' a competition especially in animation. If you made something good someone notices and that can get you a job and that's a lot better than winning some dumb prize...

I want to finish by chanting: One of us! One of us! On of us!

Are you kidding me? I was just happy someone asked! I'm that guy that's just happy to be there. Thanks again!

On to the next project. I'll be boarding a whiteboard animation for my gf, boarding out a short scene for loopdeloop (glutton for punishment), and switching our longer project (Bubbletopia) over from Opentoonz to Animate.

Next month, I will be sitting down with a couple of people and we are going to build 2 more studio pitches.

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An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Here's my submission for the september loopdeloop. The theme is "Fear". I reused the Alien Tentacle King that I made earlier and added some framework around it to make a little short loop.

I drew this in Adobe Animate, made the music in LMMS, the sound in audacity and put it all together with premiere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPhY_tYCau8

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