This walk-cycle animation is pretty amazing as it keeps you glued to the screen throughout most of it! There are some pretty awesome VFX used in it and I can’t even begin to imagine how some of it was done- unless they had some pretty amazing scripts.
Pretty interesting, I didn’t know 3 of those things; the hidden room, the money made per film and the balloons!
The world definitely needs more games with a beautiful hand-drawn art-style like Cuphead. One I will definitely buy when it comes out this year!
When you work in the animation/film/games industry you normally know how things are made when you watch them, so when I saw the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 for the first time I knew straight away that most of the set was a miniature model and the characters were animated in 2D over the top of that film footage. But I was wrong! It’s such an interesting technique to do the 2D animation and then have every frame printed out and then each one of those still frames was then stop-motion animated in physical form in the rest of the scene. The final outcome is amazing, so their interesting technique clearly worked!
John Lewis Christmas adverts are becoming just as synonnamous with Christmas in the UK as the Coke van adverts, and they haven’t disappointed with this year’s beautifully animated short.
My favourite one was the 2007 cleverly done one:
I was really looking forward to watching this brilliant short animation from Disney when I saw the VFX breakdown they did a year ago (almost to the day strangely enough!). I randomly remembered about it today and just watched it and it was definitely worth the wait 🙂
Here is the VFX breakdown, to save you having to go to my other post:
This short video is a really nice introduction into what stop-motion animation is and how it has evolved.