Shedding some light on a special visitor.

'Wait for me under the lamp post' is a short film done in VFS for the Classical Animation Program. Its duration is about 1 minute and 27 seconds and it is all done in Flash.

The main idea was to set a scene with one character and a very simple background, putting all the attention on the character animation.

The next step was to make the rig of the character. For this I did a turn around first in paper and then I translated to the rig in flash.

Here is a small demo of the rigging I did for the character.

With the rig of the character I was ready to start animating. Since the beginning the idea of this short film was to focus on the animation and the character poses. One of my old time animation reference is 'The Dover Boys' directed by Chuck Jones. With the same principle of the 'Road Runner' my main goal was to hit the poses in a very few frames gaining at the end a nice timing and fluid movement. 

As you would do, you make all your key poses and then the magic comes with the breakdowns. Here some examples of how far I went some times using smear frames.