Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Norma Desmond

Glenn Close has a fantastic voice. Her over-the-top role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's over-the-top musical adaptation of Sunset Boulevard is a goldmine for an animator. I heard the broadway recording of the musical 8-9 years ago and my friend and I knew from the start that it would be great to experiment with animating even a small sliver of her performance as Norma Desmond. I found a 30 second clip and blocked out the action. It's been good for me to explore animating an extended scene of a female character. Here's just a taste of the scene I'm chipping away at:

video

16 comments:

Chris O' Hara said...

Awesome, can't wait to see more!

edup said...

Why don't you try animating that caricature of yours next time? cause it's a thin character and you don't have almost any thin character animated. it's like you only know how to animate fat volumes...

jriggity said...

so cool!

jriggity

danuh said...
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danuh said...

Fantastic animation!
I just came about your blog after scanning the 11 second club for the first time.
May I ask what you use to test your animations on? Do you have a lunchbox or a sort of digital camera-setup?

BJ Crawford said...

@danuh

I shot my drawings into DigiCel Filpbook using a video camera.

LampshadeMan said...

Amazing inspiring stuff man, can't wait to see it completed. Although Edup is right, how dare you only animate fully 3-dimensional designs, really is that all you can do? :)

k. borcz said...

I loved sunset boulevard!

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Seo Jong Do said...

following me please

v奎峰奎峰 said...

It's great!!..................................................

Coming Soon said...

i like it a lot, i want to see more! :D

Matt Shepherd said...

heard the good word via a fellow 11 sec alumni! Working at the sky of blue I hear? How is that going anyway? Thats fantastic, well deserved, your work is really inspiring and always a delight to watch.

蘇pet0701em_halvorsen said...

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

Hope said...

BJ,
It's nice to see the stuff you started and showed us at Columbia College as it is progressing and getting finished.
I still like watching "Time for All Seasonings" for the nth time. I remember subway girl when she was just a girl without a background and the panda as a pencil test. Really liked the final.
The more I go on, the more I realize I learned a great deal from you!
Thanks,
-Hope Good

志文 said...

逛到你的部落格,第一個感覺就很好,希望每次更新都是美好的開始,也祝你天天都都開心喔........................................