hey guys, shel here--posting my second assignment from the justin rasch school of animation.
ball bounce test from handmadeheros on Vimeo
i was dreading the ball bounce so i'm relieved to say that it turned out to be pretty painless. very nice to do a 20 minute animation actually!! i did it twice, my first test i took about a million too many pictures (very slo mo bounce). i'm getting squeezed out of stage space here with justin shooting the puppy in the garage and our son shamus in the office (crunching to finish a year-long stop mo project for school). so i shot that first test blind with our little family pocket camera and edited the frames in stopmopro. after many deleted frames it turned out to be a pretty good bounce, editing so much felt like cheating but i definitely learned alot about timing that way (my head spins when i try to comprehend what it must have taken to do this stuff before computers!). the good news is some of the learnin stuck, cuz when i went back and did this second test i didn't have to edit any frames at all! i passed and am now on to balls with tails..... i don't think i'm going to get my hands on a stage big enough for puppets for quite awhile but when i do, ya'll will be the first to know!