Sunday, November 7, 2010

animation break

This wonderful animation dance just crossed through my Google Reader and I thought it would make a nice break. It's short and sweet. Well done, Sven! Very smooth and clever and entertaining. I'd watch a longer segment (*hint *hint).

I also want to say that I think it's awesome that Sven takes annual birthday vacations and that it is creative time! Yay, Sven. (This was created on his birthday vacation.)

From Sven:
For my birthday, I took a "staycation" in the studio. For a few days, I got to eat, breath, and sleep stopmo.

I've been wanting to try choreographing a puppet dance. I managed to build a new puppet, compose a song, and work out some steps. Time ran short, though, so I only got five seconds on film.
You can read the rest of what he wrote at The Scarlet Letters.



  1. Gosh, thanks Dot! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Sorry to say, there won't be any more animation with this puppet for a while. I've got several really massive projects that have to be brought to completion first.

    The good news, though, is that this clip was done as proof-of-concept for something longer and more ambitious...

    I'm pleased with how it turned out, and response has been great -- so I think it's very likely that you'll be seeing something related to this seed begin to sprout a year or so from now. :-)

  2. To my untrained eye, this seems to me it would be a great proof-of-concept. I've watched this several times. I really enjoy it. You really captured the movement and the rhythm.

    Very nice.