Saturday, February 18, 2012

A friend in deed

I just had to post today's My little pony episode here!
It is my FAV episode of the season!!
There is a ultra cute song that i have had in my head forever!
( i didn't storyboard this one..but i wish i had! )
However around the 7:35 mark you will see a spot where Pinkie Pie goes inside her head into her thoughts.  Originally it was just written to be animated like the rest of the show.
Jay suggested it be different for fun, we talked about doing it in paper , but we ended with felt.
I have lots of experience with felt from my toys and cut out all the pieces. That took like a week,
because i only could work on it after i put the kid to bed. Then when it was all done, Jay built a makeshift table using our kitchen chairs and my Canon Camera.

I just have to say here that we are not professionals at this stuff, but we have had a chance to do stop motion in the past on my bunny short for Chuck Gammage. ( If you click the "chuck gammage animation inc home button over and over you will see an image of the bunny in her garden, it's also on their demo reel.)

Originally it was just suppose to be still frames , but when i came down to check in, Jay was animating it! Of course it worked out great but we were not even sure it would get approved..but they loved and it was worth the risk!

As for other things..i have been BUSY! I have tons of pics to upload but first i have to finish sewing up a bunch of toys for a upcoming convention that Shmancy is in.
More info to come!


DCNPony said...

Oh my gosh I LOVED the felt part! It was so cute and well done! I wish I could give you both a hug!

Jordan said...

The embedded video is gone, as expected for a full episode. Why not embedd just the scene you worked on? Kyrospawn has got you covered: Pinkie Pie - (how to become friends)

Jocelan Thiessen said...

thanks for the tip Jordan!

Anonymous said...

It's opportunistic creativity like that which makes a merchandising cartoon actually so enjoyable.

Jordan said...

Anytime, Jocelan! Sorry I'm revisiting so late and so long after my initial visit.