Wonder how it's done? This past September I posted a music video "The Pony". I wanted to tell a story inspired by the song of the same title (by The Migrant). Now, I don't animate. I don't have those skills or the knowledge of the software. And I enjoy working with traditional paints. So I've worked on developing a style that mixes in elements of animation and sequential storytelling. The first time I tried something like this was for the video "Time Bomb". That was sort of a crash course for myself in figuring out the style, techniques and tricks. So here is a breakdown of how I made "The Pony".
Step 1: Brainstorm & Outline.
The first step in anything creative. This involves listening to the song. A LOT. So it helps to have an awesome piece of music.
Step 2: Sketching & Scripting
It helps to have an idea of what you're getting into before you start recording.
Step 3: GO!
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This summer I visited Berlin, Dresden, Amsterdam and Prague, for the first time in my life. Way overdue. Especially considering that my little brother, Charlie, has been living in Germany the past 3 years. In early August Dante & Pete toured the UK, Germany and The Netherlands playing music. So I decided to meet up with my brother and tag along on the last leg of their journey. Let it be known that I love sketchbooks and journals. I will gladly seize any opportunity to get a fresh new sketchbook.[gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="547,545,546,573,560,563,564,565,550,562,572,553,554,557,556,558,561,567,566,568,571,570,569,578,559,555,552,551,549,548"]