Monday, May 18, 2009

Flea Pilot Gets FIRST Animation TEST.

Hey Guys,

Well this test is a long time coming.....I've been trying to get my paws on this puppet since he first was painted.......

BUSY!!!

So after not animating for a good few months and shel's going camping with Aedon and some of her friends.....I took the opporotunity to shake the rust off the hands and give this puppet a work out.






I found out.......... I can still animate....Phhfffffeeew. Funny how quickly I doubt my stopmo animation skills. It really is like rideing a bike.....you dont forget the craft.also......NEVER shoot with a tripod that is broken.....your just asking for Heart ache. I had more to this animation than I'm shareing but my tripod Dropped horribly in the last leg of the creation of this.....

I had to quit....and will have to finish the last bit of this piece on a later occasion....consider this the first 2/3 of the piece.

hope ya likes it....its been way too long since I got to post some animation on our blog.

jriggity

26 comments:

people in gorillasuits said...

Like it ? Like it ?! Man, you can't do this - this is more than awsome, this promises something that... have to re-watch... 8th time... will be back later...

Cheers ! Michael.

Mike Adair said...

Good Lord! Love the detail and the animation as usual, astonishingly great! Can't wait for this one!

Alonso said...

wow! WOW! you really are skilled at this. I love how I can recognize the powerful JRiggity flavor of motion in it. Keep it up!

Shelley Noble said...

Justin, your skills are unreal. The walk is the walk that creature would have. The detail is incredible. No wasted movement, just what's needed for the action/character.

m..m [bowing]

Don said...

This is too cool for school!!! I love the bounciness of his jump and the dynamic movement.

Hehe, you sure like that music :)

John Pierro said...

Nice! Great sense of weight, and nice staging, very appealing test. When you get your stop-mo studio up and running, I'm in!! :)

Jared said...

Nice jop Justin, great use of weight! I know exactly how you feel about doubting your stopmo animation skills when you haven't animated for a while. ;D

rich johnson said...

I love how he pops up after he takes off his helmet. I cant wait to see what happens when he touches that red spiky plant! Watch out Flea Pilot!!!

adam said...

Very cool d00d. I want to see what mr. flea does with the red spiky thing. I can't believe I have to wait 2 years for the next short!

Gregory Sesma said...

Your flea animation test is awesome.

Kevin MacLean said...

Cool, nice work man!!

jriggity said...

Gorillasuits} Ha! really glad you liked it man.....I think it is just a taste of the new film.

Mike Adair} Thanks ....and me neither man...and theres a Long road ahead.

Alonso}Thanks man!...and haveing a style to recognize could be a good thing.

Herself}awwww......Shucks....thanks Lady!

Don}thanks man....and yes....Music adds alittle atmosphere I was looking for.

John Pierro} Thanks man....and Ill let ya know in a few years man...its gona happen.

Jared} thanks man....I bet that feeling of self doubt after a break is pretty common in stop mo animation.

Rich} I hope to get part 2 to you guys early next month...after my storyboards deadline.

adam} I know man!!! 2 years....FUUUUUUCCCcccc. Hard to stomach...but its part of the game.

Greory} thanks man....more to come

Niall O loughlin said...

Great stuff man, from an ex animator!

UbaTuber said...

Beautiful, masterfully animated, I can't wait to see more :)

Yaz said...

Wonderful!!!! Amazing!!!! So, another film is coming to get all of the awards out there.

ChrisW said...

That is really captivating animation, full of expression, life. Feature film quality animation, truly. Just awesome! What sort of armature is inside that guy? You're getting some really subtle, controlled stuff. Ball and socket? If it's a homemade, basic wire armature, I'm going to shoot myself.

This is really superb animation, and it's only a TEST. Think I'll shoot myself anyway.

emmyymme said...

Wow, looks amazing! Really great bounce, this makes me go want to animate!

jriggity said...

Niall O loughlin} Hey man! new person!! awesome....thanks for stoppin by man.

UbaTuber} more a comin man!

Yaz} thanks so much for the kind words...

ChrisW} Thanks a ton man!! It is just aluminium wire in foam latex....ha!

{ emmyymme} hey I know the feeling...I saw Darkstriders test last week and said ....man I gota get back in the garage!

jriggity

JP said...

whoooa..just wicked. Makes me want to get back on a set. Nothing like the stopmotion for that intense connection with the puppet and it's environment.

Ryan McCulloch said...

I should be angry at you for being so flippin good, but I hold back my tears and try to show forgiveness.

Dominic Philibert said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

CJandBuster said...

LOVE IT!

Your animation comes to life..the character becomes real with such fluid motion. A work of beauty.

Love the look and feel of these new characters as well.

amoebaboy said...

looking fantastically good guys, top quality, i takes me hat off to your dedication and artistry.

Matthew Tardiff said...

I love the little jump he does while taking off the helmet.

NM said...

Wow, this is really good. The music sounds familiar, but it worked well with this snippet. I'm sorry the tripod cost you more animation for you to show, as i would have really loved to see it. I like the personality of this guy already!

Kelly Shon said...

I am an CG animator and I can't believe that this is a stop motion. Your next film will rock. I love it