This is an animated Christmas card the popular society made for Rob Ryan.
Rob and I wanted to showcase the different techniques we've developed together while maintaining the same thoughtfulness and sentiment Rob's illustrations express, all this in a compact 'Ecard' that's small enough to email.
If you look closely there's lot's of little details that can missed with the swift speed of the action. Everything had to be contained in the frame and overlapping objects had to be avoided as much as possible. There' a lot of animating around the economics of space!
For the geeks : I used a mixture of parenting, expressions and the puppet tool to animate the chains. the spooning lovers overlapping silhouettes where achieved with expanding, layering and subtracting alpha mattes.
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