I’ve loved making pictures as long as I can remember. Taking the time to learn how to make images move took a while longer. Way, I mean wayyyyy, back in the 80′s I received my first introduction to animation. My Art Teacher, Mr. Wigglesworth (don’t giggle, he was my first mentor!) gave me the opportunity to set up an 8mm film camera and experiment with cell animation and stop motion animation.
The laziness of youth and a broken (drawing) arm stalled my development.
I stumbled along for a while, drawing and painting as my mood dictated. It wasn’t until the mid 90′s, thoughts of Jurassic Park and Toy Story surging through my braing, that I thought of jumping back into the world of frames per second.
These thoughts poured into my head today as a I prepared a demo for a potential motion graphics job. The perameters of the quote dictated a simpler style which reminded me of my work from the late 90′s / early 2000′s; a time when Flash was king and After Effects was all 2D. My 3D tool of Choice was a fight between Strata 3D and Hash Animation Master. It was a good time.
At the time of posting I don’t know if the new job will go, but I got a kick out of looking at some of my older animations! Have a look at the naivete of my youth mixed with the ambition of my future!
(There are some newer works mingled in, but there’s a sweet musty air to most of the clips!)