Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just Dance!

My colleagues and I were rehearsing a dance today for our presentation next week. It was so nice to see everyone enjoying themselves. It was such a riot, I wish I could post the video here. After they left, I decided to do a dance animation. I've always wanted to learn how to do animation in Photoshop and today I made my very first animated character. I know it looks rough and awkward but it was quite an achievement for me. It's been years since I've done anything remotely close to this. Since I've worked in print, I haven't had a chance to play around with other programs aside from Illustrator and Indesign. The only time I use Photoshop is to do color correction or crop an image. I thought it would me take me eons to learn this technique but it was surprisingly easy. I found this great link in YouTube for anyone who's interested in learning animation using Photoshop – it's very simple to follow. The music was an afterhought, I added it using Imovie. Hopefully, the next one will be a slight improvement than the first. I hope you enjoy this compendious movie.

I shouldn't post this after my animated dance video but I love this song and the animation is exceptional. I wish I could do this dance in the future. Enjoy!

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
~Vicki Baum


Unknown said...

nice animation!! omg so cute! you can do so much with your illustration!!

Cat said...

Thank you Sachan! I'll try to do more animation.