7th Inning Stretch

Things I make and things that make me want to make things
I was cleaning off my desktop when I found this gif from awhile back.  Nikolas Ilic made such an awesome, happy gator that I just had to make him dance.

I was cleaning off my desktop when I found this gif from awhile back.  Nikolas Ilic made such an awesome, happy gator that I just had to make him dance.

meganhartfelder:

A German Meat Wagon (Digital) 

I know I’m biased, but I love this digital illustration that my wife made recently.  It brings back memories of our last visit to Germany.  Check out her Tumblr page for more! 
http://meganhartfelder.tumblr.com/

meganhartfelder:

A German Meat Wagon (Digital) 

I know I’m biased, but I love this digital illustration that my wife made recently.  It brings back memories of our last visit to Germany.  Check out her Tumblr page for more! 

http://meganhartfelder.tumblr.com/

So my friend, coworker, and desk neighbor Nikolas Ilic drew this demon dog (sans fire) at the end of the workday today and I insisted he let me animate some insane fire breath coming out of his gaping maw.  This is what I came up with after about 15 minutes of playing around in AE.
It was a blast to work on (pun intended).

So my friend, coworker, and desk neighbor Nikolas Ilic drew this demon dog (sans fire) at the end of the workday today and I insisted he let me animate some insane fire breath coming out of his gaping maw.  This is what I came up with after about 15 minutes of playing around in AE.

It was a blast to work on (pun intended).

Here’s a few gifs of my animation for the JibJab Storybots Storybook title for October entitled Halloween Friends!  The fantastic illustrations were masterfully designed and crafted by the talented Chris Garbutt and they were a blast to work from (I had to break up the elaborate witch transformation page into several gifs because of file/upload limitations).

Happy Halloween!

Turn that frown upside down…

Turn that frown upside down…

A Fabian Cancellara inspired gif made at lunch today.

A Fabian Cancellara inspired gif made at lunch today.

So I got a spambot follow-up email from my optometrist’s office today regarding my recent purchase of a year’s supply of contact lenses and decided that I had just had to respond with the animated gif you see above…
Even if nobody at the eye doctor’s office gets that email, I still don’t regret it because it was so fun to make :)

So I got a spambot follow-up email from my optometrist’s office today regarding my recent purchase of a year’s supply of contact lenses and decided that I had just had to respond with the animated gif you see above…

Even if nobody at the eye doctor’s office gets that email, I still don’t regret it because it was so fun to make :)

A friend sent me this link and it inspired me to make the gif you see above :)

A friend sent me this link and it inspired me to make the gif you see above :)

The Bicycle Birthday eCard I made here at JibJab a few months back was launched live on JibJab.com last week!  I’m really proud of how the whole thing came together and it was really fun to create the whole thing from concept to completion.  

Also, its one of our FREE eCards so you don’t even have to be a paid subscriber to send it to a friend or family member (but if you want to join JibJab for $1 a month for $12 months that’s pretty cool too).

 

Filmmaker / Animator / Character Designer / Human Noam Sussman swung by the studio today and scribbled out a few caricatures of us JibJabbers (myself included) during his visit.  Be sure to check out his tumblr page and his film Gum!

Filmmaker / Animator / Character Designer / Human Noam Sussman swung by the studio today and scribbled out a few caricatures of us JibJabbers (myself included) during his visit.  Be sure to check out his tumblr page and his film Gum!