Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My better half...

...the Lady HatHorn has finally posted her 1 minute trailer for her 10 minute short film on Vimeo.
It's called: "A recipe for gruel" and it's out somewhere soon.

Trailer: A Recipe for Gruel from Miss HatHorn on Vimeo.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dreadfullest pun...

...or is it?

Dreadfuller Pun

Just dreadfuller

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dreadful pun...

...just dreadful...

Ad for a Dutch designer

These are some animation drawings for an ad for a product that will go on sale in September...
There's also a "Making of"

the Making of from Felix Sputnik on Vimeo.

Friday, January 04, 2013

New years eve

Every New years eve, four of us get together and built things, based on some theme...
This year the theme was "Films"
My better half made a snow globe, based on Guy Maddens: My Winnipeg,
The Snow is crushed ducks eggs shells.
I did a Raven based on Hitchcocks "The Birds", made entirely of paper...

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Spinning away

Hell, this was difficult.
My friend Steve showed me a zoetrope disk he animated, which not only had a repeating cycle on it, but also an object passing on, from image to image on the disk, once per revolution.
I sat for half an hour in front of it, trying to figure out how he did it.
As the object passes over to the left, there has to be one less of it, than there is of the other elements on the disk.
12 drawings in the cycle, only 11 of the object.
I decided I would never be able to just figure it out in my head, so I decided to do one of my own.
My idea was to do one cycle of a man leapfrogging over a static man, who would then jump over the original jumper.
That's easy if you allow the jumped man to slide backwards into the position from which the jumper took off.
But that's not what I wanted, I wanted for them to remain static when jumped and then leap continuously forward.
The only way, that would work is if the disk returns to it's original position only after 2 revolutions.
So I divided it into 25 segments, hitting the uneven ones the first time round, the even ones on round 2.
I know this all sounds terribly complicated, do you now see why I had to do it...

Spinning Away from Felix Sputnik on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Running around with nuth'n on

Whatever next... I animated some walk, and run cycles in flash©, to pass the time. Here they are, cut together to some catchy tune...

Animated walks and runs from Felix Sputnik on Vimeo.

Monday, October 01, 2012


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