Monday, January 07, 2008

some more nockFORCE vids

two nockFORCE videos for you today: first up is "OMG Facebook Photo", which I'm sure you will understand if you've seen it happen:



Yes, this actually happens in real life. If you don't know, well now you know

That one was kind of a challenge because I had to create completely new character designs- usually the character designs in nockFORCE fantasy segments have monotone colors but since they dominate this short I decided to go for a two-tone approach with slight deviations for mouth colors (keeping the mouths the same tone made them harder to see). Rebecca told me she enjoys when I use basic shapes for characters so I tried to go further with that with these girly designs and I think it came out pretty good.

My only regret with these shorts is that I don't get to do much animation. Producing these weekly is kind of a strain but i STILL want to add some actual movement and it's rare that I get the chance to. I try to make up for this by experimenting with designs as much as I can but I wish I had more time. Ah well.

second is the nockFORCE video from last week:



This is exactly what I'm talking about. There's hardly anything going on visually because the dialogue is pretty much taking over. In these instances I like to think of these shorts as comic strips, basic posing and not much background variation.

A lot of animation people are always critical of what they deem "visual radio", just talking with characters not really doing much. I'm critical of it too, even though that's exactly what I'm doing. Hello hypocrisy! I try to make it at least somewhat interesting.

speaking of interesting, print this on a t-shirt and join the club:

5 comments:

Ben said...

if i join the club, can you animate with more 'bodylanguage'??
you know? youknow...youknow...
ha ha

see ya

gravytrain said...

There is the guy who invented the steam engine, Watt.

dan said...

you get tired of drawing that the tentacle arm?

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James Sugrue said...

yeah there are alot of visual radio cartoons, but your drawings kick ass, so it's cool in your case.