Q+A short film trailer

Hey out there!  I’m so happy to present the trailer for the latest short film forthcoming from Primordial Creative studios!  Featuring amazing voice acting from @ohthumbelina​ and featuring Bethany Brown and Peter Bugg in a jazzy office drama told in surreal stop motion animated form.

This was created through extensive use of Adobe Character Animator and Photoshop – check out my Udemy course showing how to incorporate photographs with motion capture animation!

Let me know what you think in the comments and if you’re so inclined, help support the making of quirky films like these at our Patreon!

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Adobe Character Animation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International

When I made “Innocence of Seduction” in 2016, it was a total labor of love- it combined my love of Golden Age comics weirdness, old timey radio dramas and a collage aesthetic, largely made possible because of Adobe’s Character Animator software.  I posted the work on Adobe’s forum and by virtue of having a big fan on Character Animator’s development team, I was invited to take part in a “Motion Comics” panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!  The panel is at 1 P.M. on opening day, Thursday July 20th, but you can check out the short film Innocence of Seduction here…

…and my corresponding tutorials on how I made the film, and operate within Character Animator, are on my Udemy instructor site!

See you all at Comic-Con International!

 

 

 

PWEI – Angry Man’s Deathbed and working with Character Animator

Indie dance/ industrial/ hiphop mashup band Pop Will Eat Itself put out the call for music videos for their new LP Anti-Nasty League, and it was the same week that Adobe released their new Creative Cloud App Character Animator.  CA uses your webcam to track facial movements and copies them onto a Photoshop puppet.  It’s ridiculously simple to animate when your head movements and voice command the puppet.

I was able to draw up a few puppets using the Paper by 53 app on my iPad, airdropped them into Photoshop, split up the parts and sang along to the webcam; voila, the majority of the music video was complete.  I love living in 2015.

The song I chose was “Angry Man’s Deathbed”, as I like drawing Angry Old Men.  I find them relatable.

PWEI’s new album is available exclusively here.