Wednesday, November 26, 2014
That's right folks, the old Blogger account is being retired as the Animation Caffeinated blog is now featured at NickVaka.com. For loyal readers (if there are any, I almost NEVER update this poor thing), feel free to follow my exploits there. I'm currently working on new content, and making a point to post about new work that's gone public.
Thanks for being there! I can't wait to see you at our new home.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I was going for a 1940s look for the end credits in the style of the Catch Me If You Can title sequence. Initially the background was red, but since the movie takes place in both the 1940s and 70s, the director wanted it to tie in with both eras. As a result, the city lights were added to give it a somewhat gritty, urban feel.
Overall, I'm very happy with how the final product came out and I'm looking forward to rejoining the group next year and bringing what I learned this year to make an even more stellar piece! Enjoy some stills of my sequence below.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Friday, December 23, 2011
As for the technical end; the majority of the art was created in Adobe Illustrator with some pieces (the TV and the Monty-Python-esque politicians), done in Photoshop. All the animation was done in After Effects and the audio was processed in Adobe Audition. Be sure to check out it's static counterpart here.
We've had an overwhelmingly positive response so far, and are looking forward to creating the next one in the series, which is currently in pre-production. Check out my latest character driven piece as well if you haven't already.
It's been a really big year, so thanks to everyone who's made it special. Try to have a safe and happy holiday!