VICTUAL – new animation experiment

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My short experiment titled VICTUAL 1 is now online. I did the animation one evening during the week and completed the audio tracks this weekend.

Sven Bonnichsen’s recent “mutate” project inspired me to try something quick and improvisational. I haven’t worked with clay before, but wanted to try something simple and organic with that medium.

I built a “golden section” cage to put a clay character within. The set also has a hole in the floor to let the stick appear and interact with the character. I put the set and cage in place then spent 3 hours animating.

After animating, I watched the footage to see what ideas it evoked.  Color grading was done in After Effects with final editing in Sony Vegas. After a round of audio work (, the project was complete.