It’s a little late to be posting this- voting closed a long while ago. I felt it was appropriate, though, seeing as how it looks like Mr. Obama is going to be our Democratic nominee. It’s also appropriate because, well, I actually have time to post it! It looks best if you click play and then the little “monitor” icon in the middle of the right hand side to play it full screen. It was drawn in pencil. At such a small size, it’s pretty hard to see.
I made this for moveon.org’s contest called “Obama in 30 Seconds.” Obama was my second favorite Democratic nominee (and no, Clinton was not my first, though I liked her too). I really do like the guy, though, and I’m happy to vote for him. Politics aside, there was a $20,000 prize (redeemable in video equipment) and it gave me a chance to play with character animation. I drew several pictures that I scanned and animated in Flash. The lip sync was a little tricky because Flash seemed to want to play the video and the audio at two different frame rates, so I just had to trust my dope sheet (I’ll try to post a page from that tomorrow and explain what it is). The animation is a little… basic… but it was my first full-blown character animation with lip sync and it was supposed to look “grassroots” (which is now an adjective). It’s really amazing to see a character that you drew come to life before your very eyes. Carl Fuermann was the voice of America.
(Note: heated/bigoted/negative political comments to this post will be deleted- sorry, but that’s what every blog seems to become these days and no one ever said mine was a democracy! I alone hold the power of comment approval! Mwa ha ha ha!)