A NYC Jazz musician commissioned me to create his album artwork. The guidelines were: minimal color, Peter walking away, a grandfather clock, and old-timey text. I created this using Photoshop.
Ah. My hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan. No one knows where it’s located, so I have to say that I’m from Detroit or Ann Arbor. Being on the east coast also makes me aware of my Midwestern Peculiarities. For example: Michiganders can use their hand as a map. People look at me like I’m crazy when I point at my palm and say “I’m from here!”
Ypsilanti is home to many ridiculous things: The Elvis festival, the Rubber Ducky race, goat lawnmowers, and a very VERY phallic water tower. I think it has a world record. Also, I’m very proud of the shading on the penis.
for the love of toast from FrancesAlbatross on Vimeo.
After Screening the video in class, my Animation teacher offered the “paper plate award” for most artsy/abstract animation.
Animations in this video were made during our all-class animation day. The bubble gum Sequence is by Chi Chi Chen, and the Frog and Spinning Lions head were made by Selin Karahan.
I used Photoshop and AfterEffects to animate.
I used various effects in AfterEffects: Griddler, Ripples, Scale, Opacity, and Warp.
The music and audio were edited using Premiere Pro
Guitar and voice is by me, while the effects noodling is done by Ben Rolston.
I am reading an excerpt from “Dancing with Cats” by Burton Silver & Heather Busch
Something Weird from FrancesAlbatross on Vimeo.
Projection Mapping Test from FrancesAlbatross on Vimeo.
“For the Love of Toast”
I feel like the Badger from the book “Bread and Jam for Frances.” I love toast an obscene amount, and I often make up songs to sing while eating it. Coincidence? I think not.
This final animation will be my Ode to toast.
The Plot Proposal: “For the Love of Toast”
Intro: Person is in their kitchen, putting bread into the toaster. The suspense builds as they wait for the toast to be done. IT is taking a long time. This scene is created using hand drawn 2D animation or rotoscoping.
Development: In a delirious desperation, the person starts to see toast and toasters everywhere. The fridge is a toaster, the door is a toaster—even the house is a toaster! (insert hallucinogenic Phenakistiscope sequence).
Turn: The persons is sucked inside of the toaster, being toasted (perhaps this could be a claymation sequence?).
Conclusion: The persons pops out of the toaster. The toast eats the person. The person is crispy.
My objectives for this project:
- Become better acquainted with Aftereffects
- Create a scene that uses:
- a Phenakistoscope animation OR
- some sort of claymation
- Practice with morphing scenes together
- implement creative transitions from one scene to the next
I am excited for toast.
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