Monday, December 19, 2011

The Story of Cholera

I've been working on this one for quite some time! 

Some months ago, Global Health media Project , a health organization dedicated to educating and helping people in developing countries through medical videos, asked me to create an animated short on how to treat and prevent the cholera disease. 

The production itself, for various reasons, took longer than I anticipated, but it was important for me to follow through and get this one out, so when I started working as director of animation for Ari Folman's "The Congress" a few months ago, I continued working on it nights and weekends (Which is partially the reason I didn't post anything for such a long time). 
All in all, I think this long journey paid off, and so I'm very proud to present this short film. 

You can also view the short's official page at Global Health media Project's site

Credits Are Important! 

Yoni Goodman 

Deborah Van Dyke

Deborah Van Dyke 
Yoni Goodman

Yoni Goodman

Yoni Goodman
Sefi Gayego

Music and Sound Effects
Uri Kalian

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Life and Loves of Fred the Silkworm

Technically, they're not really worms

We grew quite a lot of them recently with the kids- crazy little critters
(The silkworms)
Done in about two hours

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dailymation- Robotic failures

This model was discontinued shortly after.
Done in about an hour and a half

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dailymation- Do Not Adjust Your Sets

I'm back!
It's Been quite a while :-P
Sorry for the long break, if you're following this blog (?).
For the past month or so I was swamped beyond human comprahansion with work and deadlines which had to get cleared up before starting my work on our next feature ("The Congress") (Which I did two weeks ago). And although I still have one project to finish, I'm going to get back on track and do as many dailymations as I can (sleep is for the mortals, I have to live up to the motto).
This is something I started some time ago and just came back to
Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for your patience (or lack of it)

As always- feel free to comment

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dailymation- Lady with a Whip

Wouldn't mess around with that one... :-)

Done in about an hour

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dailymation- Sticky Fingers

Had this image of the merging hand while I was slightly drunk
(too drunk to animate it at that specific moment)

Done in about an hour and a half

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dailymation-Anat's Crazy Somersault

Taking requests can be a risky thing!
Following my son's request to animate him as an astronaut ( Here ) and my youngest to animate her properly doing cartwheels ( Here ­), now it's my eldest, Anat's turn.
And pushing the envelope, as she would do, she requested ten Somersaults off the ground.
So here it is! I think this is the longest I've done so far :-P

Done in about two hours

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dailymation- Plane tossing

A relatively new yet promising olympic field

Done in about an hour and a half

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dailymation- Reconstruction

I had the image of the stairs/tounge and just let everything else build itself around it.

Done in about two hours

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dailymation- Going the Distance

A little more work on stretching and extreme closeups
Done in about two hours

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dailymation- Getting Butterflies

Lots of butterflies! :-P

Done in about an hour an a half

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dailymation- Swordfight

Didn't really plan how this fight would go, I let the characters lead the way. at some points I thought I'd let one guy win, then I countered the attack and let the other take the offensive, so in a way it was a bit like an actual swordfight (only m-u-c-h slower)
eventually no one won, I guess.

Done in about two hours

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dailymation- Drummer

Just wanted to get a loose and strong rubberhose motion

Done in about two hours

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dailymation- Noa's Revised Cartwheel

A while ago I did a dailymation titled "3 cartwheels" , showing the different ways each of my children does a cartwheel.
Appearantly my youngest, Noa, was not too pleased with the result, and she came to me today and said- "Do you know? when you and mom are not looking, I do GREAT cartwheels! and THAT'S what you should have animated"
So, I stand corrected, and this is how Noa does a cartwheel (When we're not looking)

Done in about an hour and a half

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dailymation- Shlomo the Cop

Shlomo the cop was a cameo that appeared in me and Uri inks'
graduation film "The Chuck and Norris Show"
This guy is a friendly, carefree and psychotic trigger happy cop.
He was never actually animated, just a still frame as one of the guests in a talk show, but we loved him so much and always played with the idea of giving him his own spot. Following a conversation with Uri last week, we laughed about it and I decided to revive him for a bit
So here he is!

Done in about two and a half hours

And this is Shlomo The cop, in his original appearance

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dailymation- The monkey not taken

This monkey was part of a rejected concept for a project I am working on
I just had to animate him, though

Done in about two hours

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dailymation- Itamar the astronaut

"what are you animating today daddy?"
"I havn't decided yet"
"well- you should animate me, as an astronaut"
(that was about it)

Done in about an hour and a half

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dailymation- Bubbles!

Unlike most dailymations- this was done almost completely in ones. you can't make bubbles work fluids work well otherwise (and it's much more fun)

Done in about an hour and a half

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dailymation- Dead man in the park

I passed next to this scene in my car yesterday. If it wasn't for the police, I'd think he's just an old man who nodded off on a park bench.
I passed there again today, it was like it never happened.

possibly the longest time I sepnt on a dailymation
a bit more than three hours

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dailymation- Cupcake!

Dedicated to my wife, Gaya, who makes those for a living
The real ones never get away, mind you.

Done in about an hour

This is what it looks like when she makes them

Hmm... Cupcakes...
How's this for hidden commercials!

This Blog's about animation, right?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dailymation- Bad habits

I saw this man many years ago, When I was working as a security guard in a hospital. he was very old and probably had a bad addiction to cigarettes which his wife forbade him to smoke and swore us not to give.
Eventually when she wasn't looking He'd pick up butts off the floor and smoke what was left of them, and as soon as she came back he'd toss them aside in a speed you wouldn't believe. There was something very comic and very tragic about the way he did that.
thirteen years later I still remember him.

Done in about an hour and a half.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dailymation- Tree

I didn't really think about it while working on this until at a relatively late point I realised this is a sort of a homage to the amazing tree scene from Miyazaki's "Totoro"
I just began with the branches and the tree was completely naked, and then when I added the leaves it was just there.
It was fun doing it, anyway.
Done in about two hours

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dailymation-Anat drawing

My eldest daughter Anat drawing a picture

Done in about an hour and a half

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dailymation- Mad rooster

Another hand drawn camera movement.

done in about an hour and a half.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dailymation-Man in a Hospital

A man I saw in a hospital today

Done in about two hours

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dailymation- Liftoff!

This is dedicated to Ari Folman and David Polonsky, who boarded a plane to the US today to start setting up the live shoot for our next feature "The Congress".

Hoping they get everything done on time! I'm supposed to start my part around April 2011, so for now, I just animate bizzare planes on my spare time. (This is actually quite mellow in comparison to what's going to happen in the movie)

Done in about two hours

Monday, January 3, 2011


Just toyed around with this one. Hands are probably one of the most complex things to animate (except the face maybe) and one the most fun to animate.

Done in about 2 hours.