Friday, March 23, 2012

Extreme Dog Walking

Here's another we did for our friends over at NYC Pooch--Check them out! We certainly took our time with this one. But here we are, all finished and ready to go!(actually we finished this about 6 months ago, but who's counting) During the entire process (early on) I became an actual animator by trade--a pleasant surprise even to myself. It's been a while since my last post, but better late than never--as they say!

So, my cohort, Jonah Oskow and myself took the opportunity to try new things with this one while staying consistent to our style in History Of Dog Walking and Happy New Year 2009. I still used Markers on Marker paper and Jonah still did his thing with After Effects and cleaning up my messes. But we went went ahead and tried things--testing our limits, so to speak.

The World Sequence was a good idea in theory, but in the end it took up too much Ram and Rom and everything else to pull off. But we did it! My advise to you: Keep it simple when possible, unless you really know what your doing. It's OK to dream big, but be able to problem solve, too (that's a general way of life, as well).

Once we finished segments and strung them together, Jonah's friend did Sound Design, and Dan from NYC Pooch did the music. Oh, and that voice you hear throughout the video is Jonah's voice, witch he altered. No, he doesn't normally sound like Jabba The Hutt.



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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dog Walking: A Brief History Of

NYC Pooch short flim from jonah oskow on Vimeo.

This is the 2nd animation done by Jonah Oskow and myself. Our first, "Happy New Year 2009," caught the eyes of the good fellows over at NYC, who then asked us to make a promotional video for them. A commission! Of course we said "Yes" and subsequently started to work out several ideas for a proposal. Over several meetings and conversations, we discussed what it was we wanted to convey in a promo vid. After heavy consideration and several hilarious options to sort through, we eventually settled on the idea of a "Short History Of Dog Walking."

Naturally, we wanted our second animation to be as clever and zany as our first--only this time it wasn't going to be such a rush job. As you can see, everything isn't as pasted together as it was in the first animation. The designs of each segment are much more well-thought out, and all of the images are fully colored--also adding in other effects such as textures and shadows.

We had submitted the first version with sound effects that we referenced and music we whipped up ourselves using Reason and and a Midi Keyboard. It was rejected! Luckily, our boys from NYC Pooch went out and created the music for us. It really made the difference! Perhaps I'll post the alternate music version at another point in time.

As a whole, this little collaboration really makes my day any time I see it. To see a project come together like this is completely fulfilling and gratifying--not to mention surpassing all my expectations! Please enjoy!

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Tasty Foodz!

My artwork is now featured in:

Take a look and see what's good!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year 2009 from jonah oskow on Vimeo.

What started as a simple, fast project--a joke, if you will--quickly became a somewhat serious endeavor...  And now we don't have to look at it anymore--HA!  But you can!

We worked full time for 2 weeks strait on that animation--even weekends.  The song took one.  I did all the Illustration and Jonah Oskow, armed with a Mac computer, did the animating and editing.  Both of us took on Directing rolls.  

All the animation and editing was done in After Affects.  We animated each segment separately, mostly front to back.  Then we tried to edit all the parts together with an editing program. but it had trouble loading, so we strung it all up with After Affects as well. 

We started this project at home with a Mac lab top. But we soon discovered that the computers at Jonah's job worked much faster, rendered faster(since we did it in HD) AND had all the updated software and plug ins. This allowed us to do things we couldn't normally do, and with greater ease.

We're pretty novice as far as an animated short goes.  My only other qualification was filling 2 shoe boxes up with flip-books when I was a kid.  This is our first animated short.  It was also a learning process.  How to make all aspects work properly and end up with a successful short.  Did we do that?  
I don't know, but it sure was fun!

It's up on YouTube and Vimeo, as well as facebook.


christopher partellow

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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Joys Of Cooking!

This was a commision, both of em!

Monday, April 16, 2007

I just did this rock poster...

This will have some more to it, when that happens I will post the outcome.

Photoshop is our friend!

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Alen is a good friend of mine, perhaps yours as well.

Remember when the world was young?

Some old classwork.

Last year's Father's Day card.

Munki + 1

Something I've been working on lately.

2 bulldogs

2 frogs