NaNo Seeking Writer | WIP

I spent 8+ hours animating today, and about 8+ hours yesterday. I didn’t make it too far last night before I crashed despite a zillion cups of coffee. At least it reinforced my love for motion design. There are not many other project types that keep my attention that long, aside from lettering. It was nice animating all day.

Aside from tons of animation, I drank a lot of coffee. I do plan to keep animating the title sequence. Due to time constrictions, I pulled out some of the boards. It got overwhelming animating every square and trying to figure out the shape layers. So many null objects. So many. It took me a couple hours to get in the groove. I realize I should have begun animating last week, but I just wanted to keep designing!

This project is so much fun and I’m happy with the current result, although I want a complete version of it still. For that portfolio! I didn’t even get a chance to tinker with the sound design! For future projects, I’ll make sure to start animating sooner.

I’ll continue working on it, but here’s the current state of the animation. Feel free to give a critique since it’s still a work in progress!

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More Vectors & Monday Goals

Today was draining…got some vectoring done, but we had a memorial in the middle of the day so I felt pretty emotionally drained after that. I wasn’t expecting to get much done after it, but I’m still finding myself frustrated with how behind I am. Tomorrow will be busy, but excited to take on the crazy this week will offer!

I have plans to rise early and work work work until I have to go down to Denver. There’s a panel for Denver Startup Week in the middle of the day on Meow Wolf. Super excited to attend! I might bring my computer down with me so that I can get some work done after the fact, or get on a bus back right away…I have yet to decide. Goal is to have all vectors done, animation files prepped, at just one animated square. I got this. #tired

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More Vectors | Title Sequence Process

Why is furniture shopping so tiring? I spent half my day at IKEA…I’m tired. But getting closer to finished with those vectors. I’m slowly becoming a morning person so I’ll do my best to wake up early to finish the vectoring tomorrow. It’d be nice if I can start animating before midnight tomorrow…I might shorten the animation due to time constraints…Or like I said yesterday, abandon sleep.

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Baseball and Animation Inspiration 76

I feel gross after sitting in hot HOT sun for 5 hours at the Rockies vs Cubs game today. Was kind of fun…except for frying like an egg in a pan. I seriously have new tan marks just from today’s exposure. I’m pretty sure my makeup is the wrong tone now. Yay sun. So much sweat. I am a little bummed that the Cubs lost… Still a fun outing hanging out with the fam, but bummed.

The hot sun evaporated most of my energy today, thus, I didn’t make any headway on projects. Plans are a good night’s sleep and early morning exercise so I can get all the stuff I need to get done, done. To make this blog post not boring inspiration time!

Bearband | By August Håkansson

Why is this not a website? I want this to be interactive so the bears can play with each instrument and be controlled by various clicks. If not a web based interface, at least a kid’s computer game. It’s very bright and colorful with fun animations. Really wanted to interact with the piece!

I Like to Play | By Josep Bernaus

Great exercise that plays with different elements to make a dynamic and engaging piece. I love watching the interaction with all the exercises. Really fun idea and great way to add personality to inanimate objects. Perfect idea to use for practice.

Animation Inspiration 31

So…I technically did 5/30 days of motion, but honestly it’s so lame I’m not deeming it worthy of the title of day five. I’m super tired so I’m going to bed and plan to regroup for a weekend double up of gifs for tomorrow. I’m all for consistency in posting every day, but I do hold myself to a certain expectation, and this is not meeting it. If I wasn’t so tired I’d probably stay up and continue working on something worthy of calling day 5, but alas I am. So I give you Animation Inspiration instead.

Of Stars and Alligators

Cute quick piece. I love the lettering and watching the fire.

Arts Council Tokyo “Zoning Tokyo”

It’s like Pacman…but not….can you tell I’m tired? I’ve run out of descriptions. It’s cute.

ok, bai. sleepy kendall out.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks – Road Trip Vlog 2

Made it through another day of vlogging. Sorry this one is a bit late. I finished it at 1 AM and decided that I wanted to sleep instead of wait for it to upload to Youtube.

It was a fun hiking trip. I enjoyed being able to hike again, although my mother did not mentally prepare me for the sharp drops that we were hiking up. I expected a hike, but not one quite as steep as we went up. It was a lot of fun, very exhausting, but fun. We proceeded to follow this up with a huge dinner of pizza.

I’m pleased I’m making headway on my video goals since it’s been awhile since I’ve tackled that. It’s also nice trying to remember to keep track of my day to day and learning to put a quick narrative together for this story skillset I’m working on.

Anyway, I’ll elaborate on my trip and feelings about vlogging when I get home. I have a ton of photos and video I didn’t get to for edits today so more things will trickle out as time goes by.

And now, the vlog. More soon!

Animation Inspiration

Feeling tired and headache so just gonna link you to a couple amazing videos again. Soon I’ll get back to creating some stuff. I’m trying to take a little break to clarify what I want to do with this blog too. I’ve been getting a little bit off track with the theme of it, so I’m gonna take a little while to mull it over. In the meantime a couple videos.

Boring bits

I know today is suppose to be animation update, but I didn’t get really far in animating so going to wait to do so until I do. No point in showing an update if I didn’t really do anything.

Today, I started gathering some materials together for my website redesign. I’ve recently been trying to understand wordpress.org and all the details that go into designing a portfolio on that. Since I don’t have much to show for you guys today I’ll leave you with a link to my pinterest webdesign board which has some cool ideas that I’m thinking about using for my designs.

http://pin.it/9ruuAUG