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It’s Here!!!!

30 Jul

Here it is, my first animated music video! Please leave comments and share it! We premiered “Fox on the Town” last night at The Old Town School of Folk Music and Tangleweed played live to the video. It was neat to see it on the big screen and people seemed to enjoy the video. In my head I tried not to pick at it too much and just enjoyed the experience of sharing it with a bunch of people for the first time. For me this was a learning experience and I’m just going to get better from here.

Here’s some history/info about the video: I started learning how to use Flash probably about two years ago. Paul was a regular at a cafe that I worked at so we would chat while he waited for his panini. I found out he was in a bluegrass band and he found out that I was an artist. During that time I told him I wanted to animate music video’s. He gave me their cd’s and I originally chose to do “Mississippi Trashboat” but I think I hem-hawed too long. I didn’t feel ready to start on a big project, there was still too much to learn. Tangleweed used me to create two coloring books during this time…then finally Paul gave me a song and said animate this in 4 months.

I spent about 10 to 15 hours every week  on the project working scene by scene. I didn’t have time to storyboard or do any pencil tests. I did all of the artwork in Photoshop then had to put all of the character drawings in Illustrator so they wouldn’t have white halo’s. Finally I put it all together in Flash. The animation is a literal interpretation of the song. While I was working on this I did see Tangleweed perform live and watched videos of them so I tried to capture their core movements.

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Almost there…

3 Feb

©2011 Mindy Fisher

I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been plugging away at the music video. I need to have it done no later than two weeks from now so that it can be submitted to a film festival! This week was spent working on the art for the last two verses. Tonight I am going to edit what I have left. I may need more art to fill it in, but I am going to wait and see….not the best way to approach it but I’m down to the wire as far as time.  Next week will be spent editing all of the mistakes. This will be tedious and time consuming but not so bad. So…don’t expect to see anything new on here for a couple weeks!

Quack Quack Quack

25 Dec

One of the ducks. There are layers for each of the feet, the wing, the body and the parts of the beak.

I’m on a roll!

28 Nov

I worked on scene two most of today. I have about 24 seconds completed of this video (this includes the opening credits so I have about 2 more minutes to go). This shot just shows the backdrop and the character. The body parts are all separate layers. This isn’t a three headed fox either. I made three different heads to help with the animation. He’ll be single-headed in the film. Also in the flash version there are clouds and a moon.