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ANIMATION : CUT OUT 2 — December 18, 2015


Post coming up with our idea, we went through multiple iterations of our character and out background.

We finally settled on our character being a mannequin who walk into a fashion magazine. Through this journey, she tries on different clothes to see who she should be like. Finally she decides that it is pretty perfect to just be herself.

Our main focus in the animation was the walking cycle of the mannequin and the ‘show off’ of each model.

The walking cycle was done using the puppet tool and the ‘show off’ using multiple masks.



ANIMATION : CUT OUT 1 — November 25, 2015


Cut out animation. For some reason the only thing that I could think of was paper. Cut out – paper. But of course after the class I truly understood the meaning of it.

We were asked to create a story board and a character for our video. While I was brainstorming with Eva on this, we were talking about ‘being comfortable in your own skin’. So, that became our story outline!

And of course, what better way to talk about this topic than fashion magazines?

The story will involve our character walking through a walk of magazines, trying to look like the women in the magazine but ultimately realizing that she looks best in her own skin.

After hours of pouring the fashion magazines, we found what we felt was the perfect set of 24 pictures to set our background. We scanned them, put them together and below is our character and the background..

As she tries on each pair of clothes, we hope to transform her into the model itself..

Hope this story works as well as it is playing in our heads now!

ANIMATION : STOP MOTION 2 — November 15, 2015


It was one long monday.

Once our story board was complete we just decided to meet and finish the entire shooting in one stretch over a ‘few hours’. What a mistake that assumption was.

We started initially with filming all our scenes which required Karl to be on the board and then his overhead shots on the board.

For his fight with the bug, we had initially planned to do in on a disc but realized that the place was too small on that. So we switched to an actual circuit board as our setting. The difficult part to film was the part where he falls through and comes back up. After some tinkering Aaron drilled a hole through and stuck Karl to a wire and we shot him frame by frame there.

Below is our own little crime seen for when we were done.

Fitting in the music seemed intuitive as we knew what we wanted. Again, Aarons knowledge of Windows 3 helped when he picked the perfect background tune!

And here is our video –

ANIMATION : STOP MOTION 1 — October 28, 2015


Another course begins.

Stop motion animation has always been a craze of mine, I’ve tried a few rough pieces but not too many complete ones. So when we were told that or assignment was to make one, my mind was floating with ideas! Paper animation, clay animation!

But when we sat down as a team to discuss, we knew only one thing was evident – the frustrations of midterm. With submission the day after, we were all debugging and fixing and running on caffine.

So naturally, our story had to be about an everyday Karl. Karl who make circuits, Karl who breaks circuit, and more importantly – Karl who kill bugs! We wanted our character to have a everyone personality and be the same size as circuit. Lego Man seemed just perfect.

Our story board started fitting in place as one of us trying to get through the midterm and so here it is –