After a long production fraught with error and comfort chocolate, the short is finally done!
Little Orson Welles is being rather uncooperative in these "outtakes" from a commercial shoot. A tribute, if you will, to the notorious "Yes, Always" tape:
The puppet was foam latex with a wire armature, and wire facial movement. All of the VFX were done in After Effects, and the animation was Dragonframe.
Little Orson was a beast to animate, and due to an unstable electrical source, his flicker problems almost ruined the entire thing. But I managed to reduce his flashing with manual adjustment in post, as well as some help from "Flicker Free" by Digital Anarchy -- I found a couple of their presets to be a good jumping-off point and was able to dial things in a bit further. To my eye, however, the flicker is still present -- though, it's more of a glowing/pulsing issue as opposed to the giant lightning bolts that he had before.
Thanks for watching, Merry Christmas!
This came out great! Nice work!
Haha, really great
Makes you wonder how many movies he's disowned ;)
Santino Vitale said:
Thanks man . I can never hear "Alan Smithee" without thinking of this one Jimmy Neutron episode where they named a character Quentin Smithee (he looked just like Tarantino). But I digress...
This is wonderful! Great job on the animation and voice acting. Really funny stuff.
I think this is an excellent animation. It's funny, clever, high production values and interesting. The flicker isn't the problem you think it is, partly because there's a fireplace in the background.
Really well done. Thank you for posting that.
That made me happy.
I liked it Great animation