Thursday, August 20, 2009

PCC Animation



It's not very often that I am allowed to post work-related stuff here (or even that I'd want to post some of what I do for pay), but this is a cool opportunity to share something.
A few months ago I was hired as an animator to help create a handful of animated short pieces to be played in conjunction with a live stage show at the Polynesian Cultural Center in O'ahu, Hawaii. The new show is called Ha, Breath of Life, and plays nightly (excluding Sundays) at the Center. (Click on the link to learn more about the show.) It's kind of cool to have been part of a project like this that gets such frequent and comparatively broad exposure.
The link above is, from what I can tell, taken (likely unauthorized) from the handheld of a tourist who went to see the show. You can watch quite a bit of the show, but the animation starts at around 1:15 in to the clip. Unfortunately, the coolest animation is further in to the show, and I haven't seen any of it surface on the web yet, so I guess this gives everyone an excuse to go to Hawaii! (You should be thanking me.)

Also, as with all work of this sort, a number of drafts were gone through before we got to a final product, so I can post here some of my animation that was rejected in favor of stuff that was less fun. Alas.

13 comments:

Aaron Ludwig said...

Holy cow. Super awesome stuff. Great work, Anfernee!

Chelsea Stebar said...

Holy snap, Anthony. This stuff is seriously awesome.

Claire Gordon said...

Those run cycles are fantastic! The show looks amazing.

Tyson Murphy said...

grats! cool project to be a part of. those run cycles are definitely top-notch animationing.

REM-Brant said...

Very cool! Quite enthralling stuff. And yes, your drafts are a lot of fun.

How much of that clip from the show was your stuff? Was your focus on animating, or did you also do the colors/values/layers and such?

Was this in connection to the film Ryan and his gang did a year or so ago?

CoyoteLion said...

I am blinded by your sheer awesomeness.

Will Strong said...

Why must everyone always choose the road less fun? Sigh.

But I know that you Mr. Anthony Holden will always take the road more fun if given the option. Bravo.

Jed said...

that was nift.

Houston Trueblood said...

Anthony, tell me the secret of how you got so good. And then add me to your links, bro!

joonasjoonas said...

wow, really good flow in the animation. It's nice to see how the basic structure of the character and movement give so clear personality. Great work1

Scarlet Verdeja said...

daang! this is soooo pretty! great job holden!

M.R. Weaver said...

That's some really fantastic work thar. I really like the smoke effects.
:>

Martin W. said...

I think this is friggin awesome! The style fits the story very well. And the animation looks verrry good too. Looks like a lotta technical difficult stuff tho, specially the scene where theyre running thru that palmtree forest..

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