Monday, February 6, 2012

A Motion Blur Trick

Okay, so adding motion blur to bad animation won't make it better, and plenty of great stop motion animation is produced without it, but I think it's a fun effect.  It's a way of smoothing out fast moves, and can be done in a subtle way so it doesn't draw attention to itself.

And not to suggest that this is the only way to do it.  If you have a different way of accomplishing motion blur, please share it in the comments below.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Getting a Little Animation Done

So there I was, poised and ready to get a new stop motion tutorial out there after an epic first semester teaching at the Academy of Art, when the 11 Second Club puts up an irresistible audio clip for the January competition.  The idea of animating dialogue I didn't understand was intriguing.  So I spent a chunk of semester break creating the above animation.  Finished second place.

I plan to have a new tutorial up on the subject of motion blur within the next couple of days.