He's probably an ex wrestler or something, working as a bouncer in a club when he's not pissed drunk. The fun thing about animating this one is was I could just sort of let each pose call the shots on where the other few frames go. Classic strightahead
I've been busy for the last 5 days with an Israeli animation competition called "Maratoon". We were given 5 days to create a 30 second to a minute of animation and use three elements given to us on the kickoff.
This year the elements were "a Tail" "a Gong" and "Extortion" (The word in hebrew also means rinsing).
I had some spare time on my hand so me and Uri Inks, my regular partner during college years decided to go at it for old times' sake.
It came very close to the way it was back then, especially the lack of sleep, but at the end of it all- for a 5 days' work Im quite pleased with the result.
Oh- one more thing- this movie is played via an Israel stream site, and this site hands out a small cash prize for crowd's choice- and that's based on viewing and posting a grade This link takes you to my page in the competition site. It's in hebrew, but on the bottom left are number 1-5- clicking on them rates the film (5 is highest). (Voting is till december 28th)
so if you want you can go over there and click. Share it with your friends! viewing counts too! (This is really low eh?)
****UPDATE- "Chinese Tale" won jury prize in "Maratoons 2010"******
Not dailymation this time- this is an animation project I finished and uploaded quite some time ago, with approval from the director (Ari Mark), but a few days later he asked me to temporarily remove it from the web so it won't hurt the film's distribution deals.
Well, now it's all behind him (he got the deal), and he gave the OK to reactivate the movie, so I'm taking the opportunity to re-release it on the blog.
This is an animation sagment from Ari Mark's short film, "The Gift" (2010). My part in it was about two and a half minutes of animation integrated in a live short film. It's a great film, about loss, and identity, and the ability to let go.
(A few credits)
Director- Ari Mark
Animation Director- Yoni Goodman
Animation- Yoni Goodman
Design and visual effects- Yoni Goodman
Went to a play with my kids. It was noisy, and loud, and stupid, and they loved it(go figure).
The one good thing I found about it was the actor who played the bad guy. He had this great cartoony exaturated acting- really stretched his body to very strange extremes- it sort of looked like this.
I'm not much of a choreographer or a dancer for that matter, I sort of let the pose of the character lead to the next logical step and just go with the flow.
so If you're a professional dancer and this guy doesn't move right- don't blame me- this was all his doing!
This was done after watching my three kids do a cartwheel.
The first one is my eldest, Anat (7.5), the second is Itamar (5.5) and the last is Noa (3.5).
It was funny to watch because each one has a lot of his/her personality in this move- Anat goes very cautiously and seriously into it, Itamar just fearlessly throws himself in without overthinking consequences (and broken body parts) and Noa just has a big laugh out of the whole thing
Just went for a smooth transition from one thing to the other, without too much planning of what comes next. it was great fun and rather quick to do
Done in less then 1 hour
comments are (always) welcome
Another rough exercise in traditional animation, just to loosen the hand a bit and study the weights and motion.
This one is following a joke I had with Ari Folman regarding the best way to get my laundry dryer aboard his boat. (This was at a point we thought that for our next feature we might move to france and I suggested I could save money on shipping by taking my stuff on his boat
done in about an hour and a half.
comment or thoughts are (always) appreciated.
this was done after watching and analysing how my son, Itamar, climbs a swing.
I never noticed before how his head almost touches the ground at some point. maybe it's just him. he has very strange ways of doing things.
done in one hour.