I have lately had the feeling I should use all this new-found animation know-how to give my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm putting together a few little tiny animations that playfully talk about some things people wonder about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cool, huh?
You heard correctly...this is actually a 3D .gif! Ever done one of those magic eye books or posters? If you can do those you can do this too!
Here are some handy tips I've come up with after doing some tests:
I had the cool opportunity of creating the campaign look of John Pitt. When he came to me (me being a long time resident and fan of Bountiful) I jumped at the chance.
When working with someone on a project you sure go through a lot of trial and error before landing on a design everyone's happy about. I had created a few fonts (below) inspired by the old Bountiful Lumber sign. (click here for some pretty cool photos from Elisabeth Horton). In the end John decided he favored the font "Abraham Lincoln" for the "vote" and "bountiful city council" but, hey, with a name like Abe Lincoln, who wouldn't pick that font?
I also made a serif font inspired by some old JFK letterhead.
I started making this little animation a few months ago when Kim Jong-un was busying his pudgy little self picking fights with just about anyone he could. I'm happy things cooled off... but I lost incentive to finish the cartoon. I thought I'd at least post what I had.
It's been many moons since the last post, I know. It's because too many exciting things happened over the last while. Let's just say that you are now looking at a CalArts student's blog. It was pretty rough for a while there. My wife Jackie hated all the time and stress I had to put into the application but look! It paid off!
We took a trip last week down to California to go to the new student event and I picked up the sketchbook from my portfolio. I thought since it got me into the Animation school of champions it might be nice to put some of the sketches up on the blog.