Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Rotoscopin' Fun

Ok I couldn't help but post this one cuz I'm a lazy bastard and I won't get around to it. I've posted the last vid so why not put this one up as well. Here's my rotoscope animation that I did in AIS. And yes, it's another one relating to skateboarding. Hey, ya gotta have a hobby. Otherwise, people would start killing each other. Now, I know some people tend frown upon rotoscoping. They'd bitch and say, "That's just cheatin' and pure laziness!" Then I'd retaliate and ask, "Where's your rotoscope?" I'm a gamblin' man and say it'll be 9 out of 10 that they don't have one. On a serious note, rotoscoping has helped me alot on animating 2D. Sure, it's basically drawin' over live footage. But it's like an iron man match of performance and endurance. It also taught about not being too strongly attached to a frame cuz it's all about the overall animation. Otherwise, you loose patience and burn out. Most importantly, the results are fun and appreciative. I don't know about you. It's tuff to finish up somethin' you startup on. Anyways, after 4 weekends dating with Flash and the Wacom, 2 days of AfterEffects editing, and 8 Heinekin's later, this is what I got. I'm just really glad I can get something done completely. Damn it! I just realize the timing of audio is off...oh well, it's done and gotta move on with life.


pinsandneedles said...

I don't think it's entirely lame because without rotoscoping, you wouldn't have good masterpieces like Waking Life. That was a really good movie.

poisongumball13 said...

thats rodney mullen