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Summer Maple Tree Jackalope Chill Out

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* THIS IS NOT A NARRATIVE FILM. [NOT A STORY TELLING PIECE]

* THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL FILM PIECE IN A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS WHICH WILL BE EDITED TOGETHER INTO A FINAL FILM.... also to learn & practice the software.

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This film I actually created back in early November, but I wasn't sure how to cut & edit it at the time. I did have a stronger feeling for the WINTER version, so I focused on that one more this month.

So, I kept this one simple in the final cut & edits.

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Much of this one was based on the Autumn version, and this Summer version was the original template for the Winter Version, even tho' that one was also changed.

The original 2017 version was Spring Sakura PARALLAX, this one is a Maple Tree, and I custom made my own leaves from scanning real leaves and making the particles in Adobe After Effects CC.

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This SONG I made is FREE to download & use for your own projects:

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/834423

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* Original Sakura Parallax Spring Version:

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/707320

* Autumn Chill Out Version:

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/719609

* Winter Version:

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/720408

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Programs used:

* Jackalope was hand drawn & scanned, then digitally cleaned, colored, and painted using:
Krita, Adobe Photoshop versions: 6.0, CS5, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019

* Animation done in Adobe After Effects CC Versions: 2017, 2018, 2019

Video Editing done in:
Adobe After Effects CC 2019, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.

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What is going on?

BlackUniGryphon responds:

Actually, not much. ;)

In my original concept I wanted this as 4 seasons, but only did spring. I finally started doing Autumn, then I made that one summer, and also did winter. But, for whatever reason, I found the summer one (this one) to be rather bland... so, I wasn't sure how to cut the thing.

IN the end, I repurposed a music track I made for a film I'm working on because the director wanted someone else's music, and cut the animation, and even re-worked the last part in After Effects.

I felt sometimes its better to keep some things simple. Ya know?

I will eventually re-cut all 4, and maybe make 1 more version in Purple w my brand logos.
i was also thinking of cutting it like an old video game interface look...

It's just an experimental film series so I can practice & learn Adobe After effects better. (they don't exactly teach it very well in schools, nor online. so I have to try and figure this stuff out alone. )

I will then move on to reworking another of my films from UMASS Boston in 2016. I did some stuff for Inktober, and I'm gonna make those as flapping butterfly puppets in After Effects. I just got Trapcode so I'm hoping to incorporate that as well.

After that, I hopefully want to MOVE ON from puppet animation and get back to Traditional Animation, and do several thorough studies of the fundamentals.

I invite & welcome you to follow along with my progress, and I also stream much of my work as I'm doing it LIVE in Twitch.

AND, I want to preserve traditional animation as well because the industry does NOT own it, and does NOTHING to support animation as an artform. I also feel there aren't any honest and positive role-models out there as well.