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Video: Hudson, Against the Grain

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 13, 2011

Is there anyone who doesn’t like coloured pencils? I found this lovely stopmotion animation on Boing Boing.

This is the video debut of Australian musician/singer Hudson, with animator Dropbear (aka Jonathan Chong).

I did a little more digging and found another stop-motion video on the making of “Against the Grain.” What amazing manual dexterity and patience. The last screen reads: “920 pencils. 5125 images.” Wow!

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Better Colour Palette for Flash

Posted by Avital Pinnick on September 25, 2011

New Palette (Flash)

Coming out of hibernation to say that I just found this great colour palette here. If you work in Flash, you probably don’t find the default colour palette all that user friendly. I was watching a video by Dermot O’ Connor (Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional) on Lynda.com. Lynda.com is a fabulous site if you ever need to pick up new software skills in a hurry. Basic subscription is $25/month and it has lots of fun stuff, including tons of courses on aspects of photography, Photoshop, various programming languages, marketing your business on Facebook and with Twitter.

Since I don’t have the premium subscription I couldn’t download the palette in O’Conner’s exercise files, but I managed to find it via a Google search. Just download the zip file, extract the *.clr file. In Flash, open the Swatches panel and click Replace Colors on the dropdown menu. Click Save as Default. If you ever want to go back to the old palette, click Web 216.

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Alexandre Dubosc: Alimation

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 6, 2011

Alexandre Dubosc, a young French director and photographer, created this clever animation from food for the Annecy Festival, 2011. His Flickr site has a photo set that illustrates the making of “Alimation”. If you want to see more of his work, go to his site; the site is a bit tricky to navigate if you don’t read French. You can use Google Chrome to translate it but the layout makes it difficult to see the menus.

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