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Unity Dancing

This was my first experiment with Unity and I must say that I actually really enjoyed it.  While obviously there is still a lot to learn, I was amazed how quickly I was able to grasp everything at a basic level.  This may not be the most graceful video ever made, but I am controlling the three movements with different key strokes.

Dancing in a meadow below:

Transplants: A Fake Animated Documentary

Well, we are finished.  I guess.  Chris and I spent the past two weeks working on an animated short in After Effects.  While I have had previous experience in AE, I had only used it for text and main titles.  Using this program for animating characters is an entirely different beast and one who I came far from taming.  Actually, the beast pretty much ate me and spit me right out.  However, with all of our trials and tribulations, we ended up making a short story that at least makes sense as there is a beginning, middle and end.  When it comes to the actual animation, we certainly struggled quite a bit.  After watching multiple tutorials and trying to make everything work as best as we could in such a short amount of time, behold the final project:

LED Love

I moved to Pittsburgh in 2010 to pursue a Master’s degree in Film & Digital Technology and spent that year experimenting and creating a wide variety of films.  However, there was one type of film that I never had the opportunity to make until this past weekend: a stop-motion animation.

I had always known how tedious the process can be when creating films utilizing stop motion.  I watched behind the scenes of some of my favorite stop motion films and always admired the perseverance and attention to detail made by the animators.  After creating my first stop motion animation, I can honestly say that it is even more time consuming than originally thought.