Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"A Time for All Seasonings" on Vimeo

For those of you who didn't know I made an animated short film, well...I made an animated short film. I uploaded the video to Vimeo and it's a bit larger than the video posted to the film's website.

So here it is. As a film, it contains some very beautiful and cheerful animation, a great(improvised) piano score. It also has all the short comings of a first film by a first-time filmmaker.

To this day, I'm grateful to everyone who worked on it (all the animation drawings and mattes were individually scanned, cleaned and painted). That's why the list of assistant artists is so long. Even if someone just worked on the project for a day, I put their name up there.

A chunk of my animation on the film is from back in college (ten years ago) along with some great animation by professionals Mike Owens and Joe Merideth who came in and matched my style of animation extremely well.

A Time for All Seasonings from bj crawford on Vimeo.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Subway animation inbetweened

This piece was roughed out for an in-class demo at Columbia College. And it sat there.

Then I cleaned the keys up. And it sat there.

Then I added an ending to it in rough storyboard form. And it sat there.

This week I finally inbetweened and scanned it. And now it sits here:

Subway from bj crawford on Vimeo.