Animation Inspiration 110

I feel like it’s been ages since I threw up some inspiration on this blog. Been prioritizing other projects that are of a larger scope and letting my Friday posts slide a bit. I’ll work on posting more inspirational posts in the future.

YIN teaser | by Nicolas Fong | Tumblr: those-visions-have-no-end

Loving the textures, cel animation, and optical illusional style of this teaser. I’m excited to watch the full short. Keeping an eye out for this!

A is for Albert | By Studio Lovelock | studiolovelock.com

Love this alphabetical adventure following a feisty child named Albert. He really loves to help out, fix things, negotiate, and party. Enjoying that every letter has its own story featuring him. Great animation and very fun to watch!

You can also view these animations on Aisforalbert.com

Looking forward to the weekend! Hope everyone else is too and excited for my Monday post. Make sure to check back then because it’s a special Valentine edition!

~Kendall Hotchkiss

 

 

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Animation Inspiration 109

Apparently, the painkillers I have for my hip make me super singsongy….because for the last half hour I’ve been narrating myself through singing. It’s super weird, but also doesn’t feel out of the ordinary because of pills.

I drew a shadow study since I’ve been trying to draw people all day and it’s not been working out. I figured I need some shadow practice and a few reference photos. This was helpful in jogging my memory from drawing class freshman year. I haven’t really done many people drawings since then so I’m not surprised I’m having trouble. It happens when you don’t practice. Just do a billion drawings every day for practice.

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In honor of needing to get to bed because I’m about to get sleepy here’s some inspiration from my favorite youtube channel, Kurzgesagt.

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 102

Interview, two pots of tea, and lots of family time. Since I had minimal productive time towards working on the rebrand and animation stuff here’s a link to an awesome video to watch. It’s a longer than the usual animation inspiration so just going to post one tonight.

The Most Gruesome Parasites – NTDs Explained | By Kurzgesagt 

I love these because the combination of animation with education is high quality and delightful. I love learning through art and this is a perfect example of why I love motion graphics.

Animation Inspiration 101

Here’s what I’ve decided on my Startup Weekend post. It’s going to go up Monday with all the finalized graphics and lessons learned. If it is not up please shame me until it is.

This week has been nonstop bad habits. I don’t know why, but procrastination at every turn along with distractions and oversleeping. I’m going to bed early and setting a loud alarm. I’m hoping that it’s a sleeping situation. I’ve been going to bed at 2 AM or later that past week. When my sleep schedule gets messed up the rest of the day gets a bit out of sync. So bed time and more exercise.

Sharing inspiration so I can get to sleep before 1 AM or at least sit in bed playing Lisa Eldrige videos until her ASMR voice puts me to sleep.

This is Motion Graphics! | By Kevin

Great piece demonstrating the concept of motion graphics. It’s well illustrated and explains a lot. Will be keeping in my back pocket to show anyone that gets confused by what I do.

18.01 Piano Waves | By Simon F A Russell

I half expected a fight between animals on each side. Beautiful design and movement. I wish there were more components to it like a color change or the shapes created stories eventually. Beautiful piece!

 

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 99

‘Allo fam. Was hoping to have my Startup Weekend stuff done today, but I’m still finishing up a lettering post for it. Started it a little late in the day, but if I concentrate and focus all day tomorrow it’ll be up as well as have progress on other projects. Just need to put up blockers of social media and I’ll be fine.

Here’s inspiration again…I really need get more work done.

Preposterous – A Short About Absurdity | By Florent Porta

Love this piece! It’s one of the reasons I love animation. Changing the rules of the world. Absurd moments that can only be created through animation.

SILENCE (extrait) | By Emma Carré

Excellent piece with some interesting sound design. It’s got a good narrative and design. I admire the edits and movement of items like the car as well as character. The illustrations are great with fun line work. Makes me want to edit some of the ideas I had early on this year.

Errr….Animation Inspiration 97

Did not achieve goals for anything today. Little hiccup with the discipline. I’m not counting today as a productive day since I didn’t accomplish anything. Had time to despite a long car ride and being locked out of my computer this morning.

Goals for Monday are to vote and all my new challenges.

It stings a bit that I didn’t do so well today, but this is why I have this challenge in place. I really need to hone the skill of self-discipline. Especially with no deadline. I’m motivated and focus with a deadline (as are most people) but without one, I find myself slacking. Today I learned that mornings are crucial for getting that productive tone set. I spent mine in a car driving for 2 hours. It’s a shame I get motion sick. But tomorrow is a new day!

Since I failed to meet my goals today I have some inspiration.

Unsatisfying | By Parallel Studio

This amuses me because I watch the videos on Youtube that are in this style. It’s funny to see it in an animation and the different takes on what is unsatisfying.

New Logo | By Sebastian Curi

Love these logo animations! Makes me want to go play with animating my own! Very fun simple line designs and playful type. Very sleek and interesting to watch! Love it!

Animation Inspiration 96

NaNoWriMo started. I nixed the vlog idea because I don’t need to have another task on my to-do list right now. Maybe next year. Also behind already. Spent a large portion of today reworking an ‘about me’ and writing blurbs on my website. It’s going well, but I found myself distracted by everything sometime around 3 pm. It’s been a bumpy ride since then. Goals are to get on track with wordcount tomorrow and launch my new site design.

It’s weird not having an inktober project to work on. I’m tempted to continue it but with animations. I’ve added it to a list of personal projects I want to pursue.

Goal is to head to bed in a bit. Been awhile since I’ve posted some inspiration. I’ve been missing it.

Des.gráfica | By João Lavieri

Loge the transitions and various loops. Also great color scheme.

Snapchat Stories | By Alex Pope

These animations are great examples of editorial work. For mochat tonight’s discussion was about editorial motion design. It was a really interesting talk and I learned a lot about the process for that area of the industry. Every time I participate I learn something new. I swear Mochat is responsible for 75% of my motion graphics education. Great fun discussion and lots of learning. Might use this as a bouncing off point for other great projects.

http://www.axpope.com/#/snapchat/

Whale & Animation Inspiration 95

Trying to rework my website this week. It’s not necessarily old, just needs a better functional design with more projects in it. The plan is to get working on that tomorrow since I got busy today. I really do want to get some better content up for you guys soon. It’s just been a few crazy days and procrastination here. I need to get back on track this week! Starting with getting my exercise and sleep schedule.

In the meantime, I have an Inktober post and then some animation inspiration.

Looxid Labs Promotion Movie | By Gohseongwoo

Love the movement of the transitions in this piece as well as the engaging illustrations. Informative promo piece with great visuals!

Teen Titans Go! | By Benjy Brooks

Love the feel of this piece! I haven’t watched Teen Titans Go, but after seeing this I might. I use to watch the original show, but when they changed the animation style I wasn’t keen on it. I’m glad I got to see this piece so I might watch it.

Inktober: