So I haven’t really blogged in awhile but rest assured that doesn’t mean I’ve been getting lazy (even though it does). I was able to get together with a few friends of mine to create an animation to enter to the Run Rabbit Run video competition. It is an open video competition to all moviemakers, animators and slaves to the moving image medium. The idea was to interpret the theme “Run Rabbit Run”. I had been playing around with the idea of in my head of creating a perfectly synced animation piece with each layer of the animation corresponding to every sound with in a song. I managed to get a great song of my good friend John McSweeney and spent a few days pulling apart and rendering each layer of the song so that we could animated to each layer separately. After some great concepts done by Heather Walker and Maree Fletcher we were able to start the painful animation process. After 3 straight days of animating over a weekend we were able to put together a perfectly synced audio visual piece. Each layer of the animation was rendered separately in the hope that it could be played using VJ software (with the audio as well) to preform a live AV set. Allowing each layer to be manipulated along with its corresponding audio. With time constraints and the deadline looming I didn’t have enough time to get this part completed. Although I must say all things considering I’m still really happy with what we have produced! A big thanks to Maree Fletcher for the awesome drumming rabbit and Heather Walker for the wicked style, ideas and animation. I would thank myself, but they deserve it more then me!