Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lip Sync

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Lip sync test from in-class. Minus sounds but plus spiderwebs.



He's got it bad. He's hot for jinkys.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Walk Cycle

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Here is a slightly annoyed looking guy walking in circles.
Men never ask for directions am I right ladies?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Rotoscoping

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Rotorscoping exercise one: Walk cycle of a man in darkness. 
He appears to have someone on his tail.
I hope he knows there's someone behind him.


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Rotoscoping exercise two: Louie Louie.

Cut Out Animation

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Cutout exercise number one: Freaky clown-spring guy overcoming great hardships and jumping several feet. What a feat!


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Cutout exercise two: Doe, a deer, a boxing deer. 

Ball Bounce

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Here is my bouncing ball, complete with surreal background.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Doodle Blog

I added another blog for flash drawings unrelated to any
projects but that are done in class. Hopefully this will keep 
this blog to actual projects/production stuff while still being 
able to share the little shreds of flash art that I do between
actual classwork. Anyway, the link is on the right menu bar.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Current

Over the last week I've been working on the premise and character design for the final animation assignment. So far the idea is an animated music video of sorts to prepare me for my senior project which also is a music video.
The concept is a cat, grief stricken over the loss of the love of his life, committing suicide (which naturally has to be done 9 times before it takes). The piece will be lighthearted for the subject matter, with black humor arising from the futility of cat suicide and cartoon antics.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Illustrations

Here are some illustrations that I enjoy viewing
(They're thumbnails so click for the full thing):

Lane Smith:



Mo Williams:



Dave Kelly:



Francesco Marciuliano:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Favorite Animation

Swing You Sinners


This is my very very favorite animation. It's classic 1930 Fleischer Studio work. The reason it is my favorite is the creativity that is in every frame, character, background and action. It is very frantic, funny, surreal and jive.

Introduction

My name is Alex Barrella and I am an animation student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. My hometown is Chapel Hill (North Carolina). I run a website at www.butterflysmasher.com which I update almost every 3 years. Some of my favorite things are:
The Internet.
Fine foods.
Plastic Instruments.
Funny Pages.
Puppy Dogs.
Containment Lines.
and several other things.
I am mostly experienced with flash based animation and I'm looking forward to using my skills to create more traditional style animation using computers.