I made a song using a short interview I made with some buddies before we played a jazzy gig at an exhibition opening a year or two ago. Thanks to Martin Wolfaardt, Waldemar Van Wyk, Sharon Rose and Mvelo Shandu for talking.
Last year I started a music video for my brother’s song (The Kiffness) called ‘Pushin’ On’. It was an experiment to see how super-low-res-blocky may look in animation. I’d done 8bit stuff before but have always wanted to go *really* low-res. I was moving onto another project and we decided to go with another idea, one of our animation buddies took on the job and did something pretty awesome.
I was cleaning up my hard drive and remember about this. I actually animated another 40 seconds or so, but this was what remains. In retrospect I actually quite like it. I had a finished animatic where the astronauts found an amazing dancing man under the moon – my brother’s real dancing rotoscoped into pixel animation. They brought him back down to Earth and things start out cool with people really digging his dancing and then things go super-pear shaped – he zaps people and birds and they pop and causes major chaos. Nice.
Keegan’s finished video:
I also did another pic on my iPad Mini Retina with a fairly standard passive stylus. Kind of usable:
Hello. Some news from the breaking edge. I made a song by recording sounds from around my desk and outside with a portable stereo condenser mic, playing some live bass and sequencing them in Ableton Live:
A concept for a pitch I found and never used:
I recently got an iPad Mini Retina. I’ve been against getting an iPad for a while but I gave in, mainly so I can read websites at night in bed instead of a small phone screen and so I can (hopefully) get some kind of portable sketchbook thing going. I quite like it. Drawing with a finger is ok but I’m planning on getting a pressure-sensitive Wacom Intuos Creative stylus (or similar). Here’s a test I did in an app called ‘Paper’:
Here’s a test I did in an app called ‘Procreate’:
A cartoon I did this morning for a print publication called ‘Medical Chronicle’ (not on iPad btw):
Here is a tutorial I made that covers the technical aspects of working with 8bit / 16bit videogame sprites from Photoshop in Anime Studio:
I made a poster for my brother’s band. They’re currently in the Seychelles for a gig. Nice.
I had the pleasure of discussing animation, some history, Goldfish videos and other nice things with Ruan Smit from PixelSmithStudios.
Read the interview here.