NO KEYFRAMES. All the text is generated from a realtime system. It went something like this: HD webcam filming text on the laptop screen. Waggle the camera, change focus, waggle a ruler in front of the lens, focus, calm movement, finish with a waggle. This signal fed into another laptop running Openframeworks. This app took the luminance of the video feed and extruded it in z depth. The parameters in the app where mapped to a midi controller so we could waggle. This signal was projected onto a back projection screen and filmed with a 5DmkII. Once the system was set-up content creation was really quick but more importantly it was organic and rather jolly!
This is the second chapter of an ongoing series of hand-painted animated explorations of childhood and memories, both of which were studies for the longer film, "Feral". This film takes the viewer on a first person's flight through a constantly changing landscape, from nature into civilization, and back again.
Technique: Most of the animation was first drafted in Flash, but then each frame was printed and painted over on paper. The paintings were then scanned and composited in AFter Effects.
Pause Digital Festival brings some of the world's best and brightest leaders in the digital industries to Melbourne, Australia. For their 2012 edition, Pause asked Postpanic to contribute to their popular Pause Cribs section - a series of films made by individual studios to show where they work and create. In typical Postpanic fashion, we got over-excited and threw ourselves into the challenge unleashing the dark directing force of Doma Harkai, the Hungarian member of our in-house motion design team, onto the project. Shot entirely at Postpanic with only the slightest hint of some VFX, Doma welcomes you to Pause Cribs Postpanic-style.
At the end of last year the St. Louis Egotist asked some of the most respected creative visionaries in St. Louis to create a piece, entitled “What I Learned This Year.” The result was an invaluable onslaught of experience, vision and “Great thinking from St. Louis best thinkers."
So, when the brightest crayons in the St. Louis box take time to share their mistakes, triumphs and random learnings about dogs who eat their own poop... you bet your creative asses we listened. Looking to shamelessly leech every drop of knowledge, we scoured every article and came to the realization, “There is some seriously good shit here.” So we took a few of our favorite (visually agreeable) quotes and put them together in a piece that even an industry full of adults with ADHD can sit through.