Sunday, November 7, 2010
I'm not dead yet!
From my Vimeo description:
"No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not."
Thus spoke the fine Mr. Robert Downey Jr. in the recent Sherlock Holmes movie. I built and animated this plague doctor and his corpsey friend as a dialogue exercise in Flash CS5. If you're familiar with the beautiful Secret of Kells, you can probably tell that I was heavily inspired by the aesthetics of that film. I really love that flat, illustrative style they brought to the animation, and Flash provided a good opportunity to experiment with that without having to go though the entire frame-by-frame cleanup/ink-and-paint process that would be the norm for hand drawn animation.