The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney's desire to use animation to express character and personality.
This movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
Check also the animated gif gallery here the12principles.tumblr.com/.
Art becomes life, and life becomes art. 1976 journeys through the ghettos and farmlands and lifestyles of Cuba as scenes build and unfold blurring the distinction between the ideology of propaganda and the everyday reality of struggling to survive.
The idea for this music video was to capture the flair of the track's distinct sound. Using original photography shot in Cuba, the flowing camera movement was inspired by the addictive melody. We decided not to burden the viewer with too many visuals, but instead rely on the strong compositions in each photograph to create the magnetism.
CLIENT: Definitive Jux Records
MUSIC: 1976 by RJD2
LABEL: Definitive Jux Records
F is for Fail is a short film about the creative process, and the failure we always encounter, but usually overcome. Told using the alphabet, each letter informs us of the state of the protagonist's creativity/state of mind. Each letter has two words associated with it (except A and Z); sometimes the positive word overpowers the negative word, and vice-versa.
Typographic footage was converted and exported one frame at a time. No AE filters or effects!
Creative direction, design, and animation by Brent Barson.
Music by Micah Dahl Anderson. Oscar-caliber acting by Jon Troutman.
Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!
Shot with a RED One, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, a Canon EOS 40D, and a Nikon D80.
Stop motion created with Dragon Stop Motion.
Creative Director & Faculty Mentor:
Writing & Storyboarding:
Brent Barson, Jessica Blackham, Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, John Jensen, Regan Fred Johnson, Colin “The Pin” Pinegar