Monday, January 05, 2009

2009 is fun time.

Here is a bday present for a friend. His name is Professor Tibbles. He is an intelligent kitty.

Thanks everyone for the nice compliments on "Love Shine". I hope more people will try making their own films. The hardest thing to do is find the time, second is dealing with computer troubles, but alot of the fun is getting through problems and actually seeing it come together. It was really nostalgic to be spending time on a film, I really enjoyed making them in school, and hopefully can make some with my friends in the future. It is good to know that it can be done without having to work at a fancy studio, although that would be nice. What work I had gotten last year, most I couldn't post. It feels good to be able to have something to show for the past year, no matter how crude it is. I can at least keep animation as a hobby, no matter what happens. Never going to make another minute and a half short in two weeks again. That was REALLY STUPID! I did not sleep, and got a huge knot in my back that hurts! Also the pay is horrible!
Here is some stuffs, since some people wanted to know how I put it together.
"Love Shine" sketches and oddities, andframe grabs for anyone into that sort of thing.

Here is the animatic I used as a guide. I did make some chicken scratch thumbnails in my sketchbook first. Then I drew it in Photoshop, dumped it in Premiere, and dumped it in Flash as a guide. It's pretty gross, but it's an easy way to keep on track. Hopefully it doesn't offend any board artists that actually know what they are doing.

Here are a bunch of random videos, because it is 2009.

Some Christmas photos that will be boring to people who aren't related to me.


Ariane Neuhaus said...

I guess i'm a bit late, but just find out about your blog today. I really loved your video, cause it's simple but really well done. I'm sure that took some time to do, cause we can't see mistakes anywhere. Your draws are funny and beautiful, as well. My favorite part of your video is at the end when they are dancing and the pictures get some volume, with the shadows. :D
Keep the good work, cause I'll visit you again soon ^^

Katie said...


that was so cool, I love the screen grabs!!! I want to be good at animation but I'm totally lost! How do you figure out all those cool smears and stuff...anyhow for fans or your art, stuff like this is amazing to see. Thanks!

Oh also the oddity drawings are super cute...I like the 7th one down where she looks grumpy, and the ones of the frog prince! So good!!!! \(>o<)/

LFW said...

Great work Brianne, you inspire me to do some of my own stuff like this, Love shine was such a wickid little movie.

Hope 2009 will be awsome for you

cheers to you

your old blog friend


Percy Bysshe said...

Happy New Year! That Love Shine video is mindblowingly amazing. Wicked Batgirl, too - And 'The dancing cats of Applesap' is a masterpiece. It's got so much energy that it made my computer explode. All the best for 2009.

Clio said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE Prof Tibbles!! Thank you so much Brianne! He is educating my bookshelf!

PotatoFarmGirl said...

Hi Ariane! Glad that you enjoyed it! It was meant to be just a fun little project.

Katie- You could do this, you just need free time. As for smears, I usually use them to prevent stuff from strobing, or try to. All frog princes are sexy.
L!- I was wondering where you went, it had made me very sad. I hope this year is better for you too!
Skylark- Thank you! I hope you have a great 2009 too, and sorry your computer exploded.
Clio- YAY! He will build wonderous machines on your bookshelf, while balancing on apples.

Chris Battle said...

Happy New Year from CRAB BATTLE!!!

Come to tha DIZ and have lunch with me, Clio and Martin one of these days, wilya?

Unknown said...

These are so much fun and lovely!

elephantmarchblog said...

Yay Munchhausen!

deniseletter said...

Hi Brianne,Many Thanks I notice this vid worth the accurate study...each drawing!!! They're amazing and awesome!!! I love the sexy frog prince he's tender and a gentle-frog-man!! How do you deduce the multiplication of legs,eyes when spinning or dance and other animation tricks?When to use these? Congrats!!

Unknown said...

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beula the music geek said...

Um, I LOVE Banana Cat 2009. I rave about Banana Cat ALL THE TIME to anyone who will listen. I was bragging about you to your Uncle Dave & Aunt Toni. You are amazing. You will TOTALLY KICK LA's butt.