My logo animation for LNWC:GHOSTSTORIES
The thing I made this for may not be happening, so here’s a drawing from my favorite movie of all time.
"Seymour the Skateboard", a short I directed for Yo Gabba Gabba, "School", back in 2009. So long ago!
Oreo spot I animated on for Hornet and Julia Pott
kulum asked: Hi was wondering if you could tell me some of your influences for Mountain Ash? Thanks
For character and storytelling, I was drawing a ton of influence from Rui Tenreiro, specifically from his book The Celebration. I’m sure Erin had lots of ref’s for background and art design, but I bet Jon Klassen is one she was looking at a ton.
deformedideas asked: Hello, I'm beginning my studies in drawing and animation by myself. I've loved your "Mountain Ash" but I'm intrigued by your fps, how much was it? Thanks, buddy \o
thanks! actually it was all over the place. we wanted to economize and do low frames/second, but we had tons of camera moves on 1’s. i feel like animation on 2’s and 3’s jitters really bad on camera moves, so we went all the way and did stuff anywhere between 2’s and 10’s depending on what the scene required, but we tried to be sparing to keep that storybook feel where we could get away with it. most scenes with a camera move were 8’s or 10’s.
Hey all, our LNWC film “Mountain Ash” is now online by itself. Watch it!
Oh hey there
quick concert poster for my band Mission Drift on Dec 20th in Brooklyn
sarahfwalsh-deactivated20140404 asked: Hi Jake, my name is Sarah and I'm going into my final year of college in animation. I just wanted to know how you managed to animate the beginning of your credits in your film 'Mountain Ash'? I really really liked your short, but I have been trying for who knows how long to animate the snowy texture you have. It'll play a small role in my film but I'm finding it difficult to figure out how to do it. I'd really really appreciate it if you could let me know, sincerely, Sarah
Thanks! Yeah the snow was 2-part. First was Trapcode Particulate in After Effects with a posterize layer over it to be at 12fps, which was the snow particles. That was the major hard part. Then I hand animated the wind gusts in photoshop with a big smeary white brush to make large streaks across the screen. That actually only took a couple tries because it’s supposed to look really turbulent. I probably animated only about 10 seconds that was looped over most of the short. Hope that helps!
lubanthewonderboy asked: Hello! Loving the art. :) I was wondering if you made two separate shorts for GHOST STORIES, why is the snippet played in the trailer different from the actual Mountain Ash short in the movie?
Hey thanks! I did actually. It’s mostly covered in this post:
I feel like stories kind-of write themselves, and this one just got way too big for LNWC, so we had to shelve it and start from scratch a month from the deadline (which also got pushed back). I think the same happened to other people in LNWC too. Such is making a film I guess…
Late Night Work Club is proud to present GHOST STORIES, an original indie animation anthology available online, right now, for free, for you.
violentanimals asked: what kind of paper do you draw on when you use ink or paint? i keep on having problems with bleeding but am too cheap to buy bristol...
Bristol is your best bet for sure. For nice things I’ll use loose 22x30 sheets of Rives or Stonehenge (like $3-4 a sheet). But normally I just use this awesome sketchbook —> http://globalartmaterials.com/travelogue.html
So I made a new 4.5 minute film, it’s called Mountain Ash.
It will premiere in LA at Animation Breakdown at Cinefamily on August 29th, and then on Vimeo on Sept. 3rd. along with 10 more films apart of Late Night Work Club. Mark your calendar!