Tag Archives: animation

Rotoscope Animation at BEAM 2020

I collaborated with dancer Dame Peaches Von Killingsworth, taking video of her dancing, and making rotoscope animations of those videos. music was provided by Jon Bellona and Jeremy Schropp of Harmonic Lab. http://harmoniclab.org/

Every frame was hand painted watercolor.


Then in downtown Eugene on October 16, I projected the animation of her dancing, while she danced in front of it!

BEAM featured many other artists there presenting animation, dance, and art with digital lights. I was fascinated by the House of Strange Rituals and James Sartor, a pianist who played under a glowing cloud.

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Human ottoman rotoscope project.

I’m working on animation for a music video for Human Ottoman. I am attempting a style known as “rotoscoping.” This was used by Disney artists, in the Beatles film,  “Yellow Submarine” and Ralph Bashki in his film “American Pop.”

Click here to see it in action?

and Here! 

Here are some pictures   

Basicallly, I put a projector on a keyboard stand pointing down onto my desk.

 From there, I bring up the movie I am tracing and go frame by frame. Then I will edit the drawings in Photoshop. The layers tool allows me to stack them by assigning different layers more transparency. Then I think I will use Apple iMovie to put them together and “print” as a moving image.

I can do wild weird effects to the drawings, color them, or cut them up and move them around stop motion stlyle. I will post more here when I finish.

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Grayson Fiske and I working on a music video!

  We transformed a living room into an animation studio. When it’s finished, we will post here and at the Human Ottoman website.

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