Cold Call

What better way to start the year than with a nice little bit of animation?!?

I am often asked by people ‘how long does it take to make/complete an animation?‘ And I find it slightly frustrating, not because I don’t have an answer but because the answer I usually give never seems quite adequate enough and I am often rewarded with a blank face still expecting an answer.

I will clarify it. How long is a piece of string? There are so many variables.

It comes down to three things; Time (as in time available vs looming deadline) Money/Man power and Technique/quality. These determine more or less how long an animation (or anything else for that matter) will take.

The more people producing images, backgrounds and or colouring, etc means things will be quicker as they can all work in tandem. The more detailed or complex the drawings are or fluid the animation is the longer it will take as each individual image has to be drawn.

This animation should have taken a week to complete but ended up being spread out over a month and taking a little longer. Which is odd since there isn’t a lot going on or even any colour. The rough animation was done fairly quickly, and it was the cleaning up that took the longest.

Josh

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4 Responses to “Cold Call”

  1. Mary Says:

    Funny! Love it. Did you record the voice yourself?

  2. n Says:

    I love it! The mouths are crazy! where did you get the audio from?

  3. Natalie Young Says:

    That last comment was from me 🙂

  4. joshuakahan Says:

    Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it.

    I did the voices, except the woman at the end which was my brother, I just raised it an octave and slowed it down a little. The background noise I found online and was royalty free.

    I think I put in a few too many mouth drawings which is why it looks so wobbly, but I kind of like that.

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