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  Amoe­bas from Emma Falcon­er on Vimeo.

For the last two weeks, I’ve been doing work exper­i­ence at an anim­a­tion studio. I know I don’t want to be an anim­at­or (too much minute adjust­ing of other people’s artwork!), but it’s been good to do anyway. I’d much prefer to design things, and then hand them over to some anim­at­ing wonder, who would do a much better job than me. I made some minor contri­bu­tions to an advert for Cana­dian tv (I’ll prob­ably link it when it’s been on later in the year) and did cost­ing for getting some promo­tion­al gifts made, but the most valu­able thing has actu­ally been just talk­ing to people. Every­one is very friendly and help­ful, and has insight­ful things to say.

In the spare time I messed around with After Effects, and ended up with this. I was inter­ested in the play of lights and shad­ows and lines mostly, which is why noth­ing too excit­ing happens, and why it’s very short. I wanted the cilia to move, but didn’t really have the time to hand-draw it, and the puppet tool on After Effects doesn’t like fine-lined shapes with lots of trans­par­ent areas. My friend John Newman did the sound, after asking for small sound projects a little while back. It was kind of a Brian Eno/​Windows type brief- 12 seconds that sounds like amoe­bas (but with less silly requests than the actu­al Microsoft one)

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