I also picked up a Gerald Scarfe art book going through the entire history of his artwork for The Wall, it's glorious.
I don't think anything from that has shown through as an influence in my own animation work, but I wouldn't be surprised at some point. 'The Trial' is one of my favourite scenes in anything ever, animated or not
Kat, have I mentioned that 'The Wall' is one of my favourite albums? And banjo's too. For me, I first saw the movie when I was really struggling with my mental health and co-dependency and something about it just reached inside and helped me back to the surface. Then I was fortunate enough to see Roger Waters touring the show, several years back. It was great... I'll tell you about it sometime if you're interested.
A podcast I listen to and occasionally send in voicemails just released their new episode, and in the list of things they talk about in the description, my name is there :/ I darn't listen ha.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Aug 24, 2016 19:04:18 GMT
Oh and I had to cut some of his description out for pacing reasons but yeah... they take over buildings, dress them up like Hollywood movies and then parts of the play are being performed at various locations inside and the group are lead around. Another bit I cut out were his friends advising him to wonder off from the group because then you have strange encounters like.... well, that cartoon LOL.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Aug 24, 2016 18:56:04 GMT
Thanks, Kat. I was a bit nervous about the POV stuff because it was REALLY important that I pulled it off otherwise the bad animation would be too distracting but it was easier than I thought.
I'd planned to film myself performing the lines to get a look at how my expression changes with the words and use that as reference but I didn't even have to ha... that's partly why I finished it so much more quickly, actually, because I expected the POV stuff to take like a week alone.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Aug 24, 2016 15:02:14 GMT
(copied from my Facebook.. didn't want to write this twice lol)
Want to just watch a fun cartoon that I made? Click below and enjoy! If you want to read some waffle about where I am with the whole animation thing, then carry on.
So, I was somewhat taken aback by the response to the last Adam & Joe cartoon that I made. Obviously one half of the duo sharing the link helped a great deal with the amount of feedback I received, but what really struck me was that people were thanking me for making it rather than simply complimenting the art or whatever. Of course, I don't really feel that thanks are necessary, but that made me realise what I can really do with this animation project... it started as just something for myself but it can definitely be something to bring a bit of light to other people's lives. Even if it's just a few giggles over a 2-3 minute duration.
The most exciting thing about this clip for me is that there is not a single idea that I wasn't able to execute, even if some felt way too ambitious for my limited skills and technical knowledge, at the start. I'm probably going to look back at this in a couple of months (as I do with all of my previous animations) and cringe at the places where my lack of actual animation training is obvious, but right now I feel like this is probably up there with the best pieces of art I've ever personally created. And that's incredibly exciting.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Aug 23, 2016 23:41:40 GMT
I'm surprised to be saying this but I just finished the next cartoon's animation... I was expecting it to take until the weekend at least, as recently as yesterday. I just have to add sound and some sfx tomorrow and then it will be up.
I have to say... I think it might be the best piece of art that I've created to date. I can't wait to share it
Ohh and really diggin the EODM. Never heard em before! Good stuffs
They were the band that were playing in Paris last year when ISIS attacked the venue. The lead singer has expressed some troubling views on gun rights and Islam since, but Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age is also involved so that balances out the crazy...
What rolls down stairs alone or in pairs, and over your neighbor's dog? What's great for a snack, And fits on your back? It's log, log, log
Some of the software I use for animation uses the "do-do-do-do... do-DO!" bit of the jingle as it's confirmation sound, which I hear probably 30 times a day, so that song is constantly stuck in my head ha.
The story is based around a theatre company called Punchdrunk who did an event on 'The Masque..' where they take over entire buildings and you wonder around and encounter parts of the play. Bet that would be a great thing to experience, I want to go to one of their events sometime for sure.