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.
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.
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.