This is a rough cut for a show open title. It's for WalrusTV, a video arm of Upper Playground. The Concept is that several UP artists visit Chef Chris Cosentino here in San Francisco, and they paint an animal, then Chris prepares it.
I wanted to do traditional butcher diagrams animations, but then decided to mix in picasso's "Guernica" and Dick Dale's surf guitar.
I drew out the characters, printed the pieces, Cut 'em and assembled paper puppets, shot on green paper using my DSLR + Dragon, and then keyed and composited in AE. I'd like to add the backgrounds, some frame animation from Flash, and Clean up the titles.