I'm still messing around with optical illusions and creating examples of basic design principles which play with perception.
I've created a Twitter account too, follow me for updates of stuff I make and great animations and artwork I see! http://twitter.com/TheBoogley
Here's a clip messing around with using isometric projection to create the illusion of space and form, pretty basic concept, but I think that's what makes it so nice to look at.
All this messing around with basic shapes and forms has got me thinking about and watching loads of old sesame street stuff from when I was a kid. They used heaps of optical illusions and gestalt theory to open kid's perceptions up and it was awesome!
I imagine you've all seen the pinball number count, I can watch it over and over again, I was obsessed with it when I was little.
The music was by Walt Kraemer, with The Pointer Sisters singing the numbers. The animation was directed by Jeff Hale for his production company, with a bunch of animators working on it, including Ernie Fosselius.
While I was just reading up on it I saw that the sesame street competition on animboom was won by an italian company which remade the clip in stop motion. I can't believe I missed seeing it and want to see it SOO BAAADDDD now. It's a shame the competition wasn't won by someone making something new though...
Just to show you how freaky the 70's and 80's sesame street clips are, here's one in hebrew. When watched in a language you don't understand they seem like they have some sort of hidden meaning, like political propaganda.
And seeing as we're watching freaky stuff, have you seen this? The movements are totally dreamlike, they remind me of when I'm trying to run in a dream and my limbs feel really heavy, numb and slow, or like I'm slowly falling.
Anyways, enough of all that.
Here's another piece I've just made. It's an example of an unstable figure, when looked at as a still image it alternates between looking like a cube and like three interwoven logs. I'm trying to animate them to both show the illusion, make my classes more interesting, and to see if I can learn some new freaky moves to use in later films.
okay, I love you, bye bye