Sunday, October 9, 2022

What is old is new again: Puppet Animation

Around 1994 I was involved with, and wrote a series of magazine articles on DESKTOP SCIENCE FICTION PRODUCTION 

And in 2022 it is now a much more viable thing to do.

I have previously written about how I was assigned "Multi-Media" in the mid 1990s (which may have been done to piss me off as much as anything else), and actually found its potential fascinating and developed postage sized movie scenes with the technology of the time.  

I still have all the models and puppets. Have them proudly on display here where nobody will ever see them.  And have used them a few times over the decades since.

After doing a few different types of YouTube SHORTS, and not wanting to repeat the same time lapse drawing gags, even if popular by my humble standards, did  a few experiments combining Moho Pro 12 2D animation and images obtained via the stop frame animation software.  

 I think of these as Music Videos, and liked them a lot.  They are however also the worst performing SHORT I have uploaded in months.  The Music and Images may work well together, but it isn't being watched by SHORT viewers, or isn't being shown to them. 

The music isn't compositionally very complex but it doesn't have to be. The Reaper project show here.

And then there was Robotic Existential Crisis. Over a minute, so not a short, so destined to be seen by 12 people at the most. Don't care though, as making this new series has been personally very rewarding.

A cartoon on the Music to PART 3:

And here is Part 1 , a  3.5min "Rock Opera" 


And here is Part 2 , 2.5 min 

Part 3  

Part 4

Part 5

And we have also released the SOUNTRACK album on Bandcamp, that contains all the released tracks as a single album side.   

We can be found at ArtAndTechnology

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