Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blast from the Past: How the Coyote got his Cunning

This was my first full-length animation. And it's still my most successful one. My baby :)

Coyote was done for my final project in my Mixed Media Animation class, Spring 2010. The first animation course I had ever taken. I first submitted it to the OIAF, where it was rejected, but I couldn't have predicted how far it would've gone beyond that. It's been in six festivals around the US and Canada, and will probably be shown at a festival in San Francisco next spring. I still need to send in a DVD!

I had visited Canada for the first time the summer before. It was a SUPER brief trip (only 2 days and extremely last-minute) but it left a huge impression on me. So when we were given an 'open' project for our final... I was stumped. Then I suddenly thought of the Pacific Northwest art style. And that was that.

This is all digital; I did a test in cut paper, an actual stop motion, but with only 2 weeks to animate it, it would've taken far too long. So this is 100% Photoshop.