I made another installment of Scientifically Sound Questions – the Coronavirus Edition. There’s a lot of bad information flying around that needs clearing up.
I had a dream where I got a job as the moon.
During the day, I was normal me, and I did regular, normal me things. But at night, I was the moon. I watched the dew fall, and ushered dreams to their owners.
I made this animation, based on that dream. I hope you enjoy it. The music, Clair de Lune, was recorded by Amber Short.
This is my longest animation to date, and I’ve been working on it for a month and a day. I might make another version, where this above video appears in a paper theater, like a crankie.
While hiking this weekend, Lily proposed some interesting questions, which lead to this particular inquiry.
I’m enjoying this so very much.
This animation is on a scroll of paper that I purchased from IKEA. I’ve been making scrolls on this stuff since 2008. I really love working this way – on scrolls, I mean. I’ve always thought animation and scrolls are intertwined.
This was my first attempt, but I chanced my mind and decided to work in the opposite direction (to go down instead of up, from this point of view). I got to seven seconds of footage, which is 168 frames, before I abandoned this one.
The above photo shows me wrapping up this scene. It was about 8 hours of work, with a lunch break and dog walks.
Below, the final scroll.
It’s worth mentioning – and, really essential that I explain – that the music in this was the starting point of this animation. In fact, every animation that I’ve produced this year (12? 14?) began with some audio that I authored. This was recorded with a Moog, and I love it. I hope you do, too!
Following up on the last post, I finished the Face scroll over the weekend.
This was a lot of fun to work on, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.