Holy fan-video! Check out this animation!

Thanks to CartoonBrew for pointing this out. For comparison, Gabe Askew’s homemade music video for this Grizzly Bear song…

…And then the band’s version is on YouTube.

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15 thoughts on “Holy fan-video! Check out this animation!

  1. Wayne Wilson says:

    Hey Justin.
    I want to thank you for letting me know about Aniboom’s Fox Holiday Animation Challenge. Today I finished my animation for the contest (possibly the best thing I’ve ever done…) and went to Aniboom and set up my new account.
    I wanted to upload some of my past videos into my new portfolio, they’re about 160 MB mov files but I can’t upload them. Worse, my video for submission in the contest will not upload at all. I tried with both my computers (Macs). Does it only work if I have a PC? You might know the reason. I sure don’t.

  2. Nah, I don’t know anything about the submission process. Maybe they capped it by size though. Try exporting the animation from Quicktime using the H.264 compression settings. Quality could be at High probably and still look fine. That might get the size down enough to upload if there is some restriction. Or Fox could just have a busted site.

    Can we see the masterpiece?

  3. Wayne Wilson says:

    Hi, thanks for getting back so soon!

    A few years ago here in Japan, I wanted to do my income taxes by computer, and it wouldn’t work. I found out that the tax program set up was not “mac-compatible”. Maybe it’s the tip of the format iceberg.

    You’re welcome to see my “masterpiece”–how do I get it to you?

    Here’s what the upload page for Aniboom says:
    We recommend WMV, MOV (see all formats(. Max file size 300mb

    File Types:
    WMV, AVI, MOV up to 300MB
    Codec:
    H.264/Sorenson 3 video codec and AAC for the audio codec.
    Resolution:
    640×360 for 16:9 or 1280×720 for high definition, 640×480 for standard definition 4:3 (Video will get a Pillarbox effect)
    *********************************
    I made sure my file sizes were way below the 300mb size.
    I tried Divx. Nope. Tried mov. Nope. Saved Divx as a mov (lowered the file size). Nope. Even on the first upload page at Aniboom where you fill in the video info, there’s a place to insert a thumbnail picture. I designated one, and clicked “apply”. It didn’t appear in the allotted space. That’s when I started getting a sinking feeling.

    A few hours ago, I noticed on the submissions page that a new video had been uploaded to Aniboom “35 minutes ago”–the exact same time that I was having such a hassle. Some people are getting through. Wish I knew why!

    So just now, I exported the dv file to Quick time movie, changed the compression to 264, and set the audio to AAC. Small file size, good picture quality.

    Upload failed again. Go figure.

    Too bad it’s not like Youtube, where you can upload just about anything! I did send an email to Aniboom’s “contact us” link, saying that “for the past 5 hours I’ve been trying to upload my video”. I wonder if they’ll respond.

    Anyway, thanks for the support and thanks for reading!

    > Author: Justin
    > Comment:
    > Nah, I don’t know anything about the submission
    > process. Maybe they capped it by size though. Try
    > exporting the animation from Quicktime using the
    > H.264 compression settings. Quality could be at High
    > probably and still look fine. That might get the
    > size down enough to upload if there is some
    > restriction. Or Fox could just have a busted site.
    >
    > Can we see the masterpiece?

  4. Wayne Wilson says:

    Thanks, Justin!
    I guess all us animators / musicians / writers / artists ever want is for somebody to say “I like what you’ve created and I really enjoyed it”. When the creation touches someone else in a positive way, it comes full circle!

  5. @Wayne Wilson – great animations! Loved the story and the music. Reminds me in some way of a Tom and Jerry Thanksgiving with a bit of good old Looney Toons.
    A+

  6. Wayne Wilson says:

    I tried Firefox (instead of Safari) as my browser, and video files upload to Aniboom like a dream. Using Firefox, 3 videos uploaded successfully, one after the other.
    Using Safari, it took 28 tries to upload 1 video. Sheeeesh.

  7. I will go off topic for a sec )) I’ve decovered how to create a mask layer inside a mask layer on the same timeline in flash. I’ve e-mailed it to Justin but i guess he bulked the message or something… Check it out and tell me what do you think. The Dude it might be a cool tip that you can show to folks in your next tutorial. 😉 Let me know what do you think about it.
    Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1_NyQme8W8

  8. Brian says:

    Wow. Gabe’s animation is incredible! I’d love to see how he did this and what tools he used. This has to be one of the best self made animations I’ve seen in a long time.

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