An Overview of my Flash work

Well, it seems the time has come for more shameless self-promotion.  No, really: I get a lot of questions along the lines of "what do you do?" and the answer is always difficult, because what I do tends to change by the minute.  On any given day, I might be managing a web or game development project, which means lots of budgets and schedules (which I LOVE, because numbers rock and you don't always get to spend a lot of time with them in the art and design universe), creating assets for a social media game (????), creating hand-drawn animation for a Department of Defense commercial, designing characters for a short or show, painting an architectural rendering of a speculative dream-house, or fighting with Actionscript to create a Flash demo.  In any case, it's a pretty broad spectrum, so I thought I'd provide a brief overview of some of the work I've done frequently over the last few years: namely, that completed in the wonderful and infuriating program that is Adobe Flash.

First, a comparative sample of both studio and home work:

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Then, a sample of a more corporate-style demo, more motion graphics than character animation:


And then one you've seen before if you visited the old blog:



Relient K "Sleigh Ride" from Gotee Records on Vimeo.

(Everything up to where the main bunny sees his buddies is mine, and the PLOP! into the Sleigh shortly thereafter is also moi.)

And finally, this one's kind of cheating, because it's IN Flash, but hand-animated:

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(Property of Radical Axis, Inc.)

There's TONS more, but this gives a good sample of the variety you can achieve with Flash, which certainly is what makes it most appealing to me.  These days, I'm using the program to create assets for Facebook games, which is opening up a whole new world of Flash-y possibilities.

Stay tuned (tooned!), and enjoy the rest of your blistering Summer!

**EDIT**  I'll do a post for more of my hand-drawn work later, but since I've had a couple requests, here's a Flapjack bit I completed for a commercial and a personal piece.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Excellent stuff. Did you use any rotoscoping for the running super dog animation? Did you animate any of the airline conversation video?

    BTW, I got the job at Razorfish! We'll have to keep in touch. Maybe I could be an internal referral for you someday.

    I added you on Facebook. Hope all is well!

    Take care,
    Deavon

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  2. Hey Deavon, thanks!

    "Did you use any rotoscoping for the running super dog animation?"

    - Nope. Just referenced Edweard Muybridge and Richard Williams!

    "Did you animate any of the airline conversation video?"

    -Yup, all of it. There were a bunch of other clips, but for some reason, I really liked that one.

    See you around!

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