Comment by StampMotionStudio on June 21, 2015 at 1:19pm
very cool!
Comment by Mike LaRusso on June 24, 2015 at 11:03pm
Nicely done!
Comment by Roos Mattaar on June 25, 2015 at 2:54am

Very nice animation! Motion blur works well, what method did you use to achieve the effect? Is the character part of a bigger project?

Comment by Santino Vitale on June 25, 2015 at 8:41pm

Thanks guys

Roos, the blur was made using a variation of Peter Montgomery's technique, with he posted about in The Handbook, here: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/page/megamotion-the-motion-blur-...

It involves using the "Timewarp" function in After Effects -- I set the Speed of the clip to playback at 100% then clicked "enable motion blur." Next, I set the box to "Manual" mode, so that I could change the shutter angle to: 275.04. -- then I pulled the shutter samples to 11. After that, I used a little bit of "Directional Blur" on an animated mask to enhance certain parts that I wanted to be extra blurry.

Comment by Antonio J. Cebrián on June 27, 2015 at 5:23am

Wonder animation!

Did you use a real video as reference?

Comment by Santino Vitale on June 27, 2015 at 9:30pm

Thanks.

Actually, I didn't use any.  It's good that you bring up reference, though, because it's something I really should use more. Over the years I've gotten in a bad habit of just improvising without a real end goal in mind, and when I do that, I end up with puppets that just kinda flop around like you see here. 

Comment by Antonio J. Cebrián on June 28, 2015 at 4:44pm

If you get so natural feeling in the movements in direct animation you don't need reference at all.

The puppet is really alive! although it's a dead man!

Comment by Harry Chaskin on July 3, 2015 at 5:55pm

Beautiful work!

Comment by Haruko Napochka on July 8, 2015 at 5:50am

Impressive! All movement was so natural and humorous, I love it! Is this a part of your film project, if I may ask you here?

Comment by Santino Vitale on July 8, 2015 at 1:27pm

Thank you all. :)

Haruko - this was just a test. I am working on a new short, but it doesn't include Mr. Zombie here. 

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