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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Blogger Dan Leslie said...

You guys should do more of these! Jonah & Chris could be the latest animated sensation.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I agree! Please do more! This was awesome! And I can't get over how much the drawing versions of you and Jonah are exactly like you and Jonah!

3:09 PM  

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