Animation Inspiration 108

I spent a lot of time working on some lettering. It’s in pencil form for the moment but will be digitally finished off soon. Had one of those days where a lot goes down but not much got finished. Made tons of progress on the lettering and idea phase of a project’s creation. I’m going to turn in for the night so I can get even more done tomorrow, but got some inspiration so we can all hustle!

Don’t Fail Idaho ‘Turning Poing’ | By Buck

Do I really need to explain anything about how awesome this animation is?

Pathway Through Care | By Anchor Point

Love this whole design and animation.

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Animation Inspiration 106

Work Story: Motivation | By Oddfellows

Some interesting information with awesome animations! Love the transitions from shape to shape.

Greetings from LWZ | By LWZ

Sweet little parallax animation. Love the simplicity of the movements combined with beautiful illustrations.

Animation Inspiration 105

One of those thinking days today. Got lots to do Monday so here’s some inspiration to get motivate everyone!

Traveling Lights | By we think things

A beautiful piece using negative space and shape layers to create simple moments. Love the designs and reminds me to be mindful of the compositions I create.

Empty Storage 01 | By Peter Steineck

Loving the throwback of pixelization and design style of games. The character is silly and the old style to it is a great fit.

 

Animation Inspiration 103

Spent all day working on a project with a friend. Got back from that and took a nap…basically accomplished no personal projects. -sigh- I think tomorrow will have to be a day of working in coffee shops or something. Working at home is starting to get distracting.

Whitechapel Gallery – Mary Heilmann – Summer Exhibition Teaser | By Emmanuelle Walker

Loving the textures in this piece. Interesting incorporation of movement for the exhibition.

Zubroffka 2016 | By Kijek / Adamski

Shiny lights are shiny. I’m mesmerized by the movement of the lighting in this piece. Great geometric designs.

Animation Inspiration 100 | Creatures

…I was lazy today. Had all day to write that blog post and post it…but youtube videos are just so distractingly fun. Not a productive day. Most of today has been procrastination…hmmm…need to get work done tomorrow as a result!

On the flip side, I did go see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. Full dress up while falling in love with Newt Scamander and Queenie. All the characters were amazing, especially the animals. Oh my godddddsssss…I want all those animals. Also want a couple short spinoffs of some parts. I’m not going to do any spoilers here, but if you did see it dm me!!!!! I need people to talk with!

In light of being lazy I hunted down some creature themed animation inspiration..and just realized this is my 100th Animation Inspiration post. -celebration-

Sea Creature | By Beat Reichenbach

Love this breakdown. Informative in seeing how the scene was built. I admire the design of the creature and the process of the creation.

Character/Creature Reel 2015 | By Jason Brown

Love the turnarounds of each character and creature of this reel. Fascinating to see all that detail and design work put together. Well sculpted and interesting.

Animation Inspiration 98

A full blog on my Startup Weekend 2016 will be up soon. Today was a relax day. Just took some time to process what happened during the week and set goals for tomorrow and this week.

Here are a couple inspiration videos since I’m working on the blog for tomorrow.

Feelings. [Super Deluxe] | By Alex Grigg

Ha! This animation makes me laugh. The sound design is a key component to the expression of this video.

A True Story – Andrea | By Edgar Ferrer

Give me a moment to drool over the illustrative design. I’m in love with the shapes and the parallax movement. Great design and narration. I’m gonna have to find out how they made the shapes feel 3D but in a 2D space.

Halloween GIF & Ants

I spent a large portion of today working on a Halloween GIF for School of Motion’s Jack Mo’ Lantern contest.  So many transitions and I really haven’t created much in Photoshop’s timeline since early this year, so, I ended up learning about onion skins and all the timeline features. So many transitions between those shapes. T’was crazy.

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Do not research bugs and animals that bite and sting before you go to bed. NOPE. JUST NOPE. You get things like this.

Howler Monkey & Animation Inspiration 92

I’m stuck trying to find words for a job application tonight. You know when you see a perfect opportunity but no clue how to make that opportunity work for you? That’s where I am right now. Seeing awesome and having no clue how to jump on the train. I’ll have to find a way to get on it tonight, but while I’m figuring that out check out today’s Inktober and watch some animation inspiration!

There’s Always A Way | By Dennis Hoogstad

Very cute and inspiring piece. It’s perfect for combating my current state of mind which is “omgimnevergonnafindajob”, so if you’re having any similar feelings I suggest having a watch. I love the game aspect to it and the simple shapes. Great minimalistic approach and feeling!

Motion Graphics Trend: Liquid Motion | By in60seconds

This is a compilation of liquid motion examples, a trend spotted. I recognize a large amount of these, having featured them here on the blog, and think that it’s a current trend. Although this video was posted awhile ago, but I think it’s still a relevant trend considering all the ones I’ve seen. Although it might be because I love the style a lot and find myself drawn to it. Either way, great animations to watch.

Animation Inspiration 90

Due to an upcoming deadline I’ve decided to withhold the updates for the title sequence until it is finished and uploaded to both Vimeo & Instagram. Which should be tomorrow night…or very early morning Friday. I’m hoping for midnight tomorrow night since the deadline is Friday at midnight. Yay.

In other news, I’ve apparently done at least 90 Animation Inspirations now. -celebration-

LoopdeLoop: Neighbours | By Thesmithereens

Great short narration. I’m in love with the storytelling of this piece. Beautiful music too!

Mower Animation Test, Summer 2016 | By Isaac King

Cute little reminder of Summer. Especially now that Fall is here. Love seeing the grass grow in this piece!

Life Updates | Catchup

I got my cup of tea and I’m ready to animate for the next couple hours! My day got split between research and job applications instead of what I wanted to achieve, animation. So a late night begins! I’ve got two more days to animate and sound design, but realistically only one full day. Tomorrow we have company so I don’t anticipate work after 1 pm. Therefore the bulk of animation gets to happen tonight and Thursday.

I haven’t done a life update in awhile, despite posting every night. These last couple weeks have just been crazy in my mind. Last week was more toned down but had a lot of follow up emailing as well as work. I spent a lot of time trying to get my bearings back after the intense networking week prior. Denver Startup Week tired me out! I also followed along the Adobe Youtube Live Sessions on Motion Design. They had amazing artists and I learned so much during those three days! Glad I got a chance to catch the sessions!

Monday, September 12, 2016, started with an early morning commute to Denver for a panel. The topic was Artist as an Entrepreneur. The three people there were very knowledgeable and had very interesting perspectives on presenting yourself as a business. I learned a ton. It was also great because space was small so I was able to meet two of the panelists. Following that, I ended up being an adult and going home to work.

Tuesday I had a lunch meeting with a client. That went well. That evening was a concert at the huge Pepsi Center. All American Rejects! Also, Blink182 and A Day to Remember. More importantly, Mike Kennerty liked my tweet. It should be known that I am a massive AAR fan. A great, fun concert, but tiring.

The following morning I did work. Then went down for Startup Week Denver. I went on a pedal-hopper tour which was interesting. We went to three different startups in a growing area of Denver. Made some new friends and then went to the Startup Week Career Fair. That was the biggest fair I’ve ever gone to. Three giant floors.

Thursday I commuted down in the middle of the week for, yet another, career fair. Then went straight home to work on my title sequence animation. This is when I discovered that they had extended the deadline. Celebrated with sleep.

Friday morning was Creative Mornings Denver. After that, I hung around for a couple hours waiting for my mother. Ended up at a parking meter photo shoot. It was Parking Day which is meant to represent taking back parking spaces. People set up a photo booth in a couple parking spaces. Lunch with mom and then home to relax for a bit. Then in the evening I went to Boulder Filmmaking Incubators for, more networking. It ended up being less networking and more critique group. Honestly, I was a little disappointed because the meetup group description made it sound more like a networking event. It was interesting watching the independent films, but I wish it had been more transparent about what the meetup actually was. It was a great and interesting critique session, but definitely not a networking event. The films screened were amazing and I learned quite a bit about the film process. If I end up at another one I’m interested in seeing progress on films shown and their process.

That concludes the crazy Denver Startup Week. This week has been hectic with job apps and emails. Hustling at all the projects. And now gotta get to that animation before I shower and sleep. Gonna be crazy tomorrow.

Night,
Kendall