This animation was only one component to a multimedia performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, shown June 20, 2011 as part of the Presidential Scholars in the Arts performance.
The final piece included an original musical composition, played live, by Zach Ostroff (double bass) and Colby Parker (tuba), and transitioned into/was projected along with a dance by the wonderful Max Perkins. I thank these guys infinitely for being the best collaborators and making the performance spectacular!
Here's a link to the entire show from that night, including this piece: youtube.com/watch?v=Uh6rGmo5sGM
Notes on the process: I animated this piece backwards, from the guy watching TV to the colorful ball rolling around. It was an exercise on studying motion because I figured that if I could still make a smooth animation backwards, then I should probably do an awesome job animating anything else the normal way. The "clay" is once again actually kneadable erasers, one yellow and the other gray.
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