Monday, August 22, 2011

Tales Of Mere Existence



Well, he tried to be a hipster, and he tried to be a womanizer, and now he has no idea what he wants to be.

7 comments:

Tohoscope said...

I'm sorry to say I'm more interested in the animation technique here then the actual short. How is he doing this? What is his working process?

Tohoscope said...

"Lev animated in real time by drawing caricatures in ink or pencil on some sort of translucent paper over glass, while filming it from the opposite side."

I get it.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

This technique isn't too original, though I've noticed a few others used it similarly back in the day. Bob Clampett used it for one of his early TV demos when he tried approaching how to do an animated cartoon on TV with a budget.

A defunct local department store that once existed in my hometown used this technique for one of it's commercials...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQeo7tQ4fA4

Tohoscope said...

I've been thinking all day about how to rig something to do the same technique. Bob Clampett did this, too? Now I'm even more interested in trying to replicate it.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Here's what I think it worked..

In the middle, there's a piece of glass or plexiglass (anything clear and can be worked on at least). On one end there's a camera and a light source, on the other is you and a piece of paper (preferably non-bleedproof). You do the drawings on that side with an ink marker (preferably one that might bleed out perfectly like a "Sir Marks-A-Lot" or better) while you film from the other side as the drawing is made. I think in the stuff I've seen they might've under-cranked the camera as well so the lines appear to run faster than they were being drawn. I suppose there's a way to do so digitally or through time lapse if possible.

This little treat might interest you to check out!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1CJE9GLR

Dr. Mila said...

Well, here's a picture wit the rig from the Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Yilmaz

Tohoscope said...

Ha! Inspired by The Mystery of Picasso. I guess that makes Picasso a secret animator.