If you ever need to animate your logo for video, you have two choices: spend thousands of dollars on a high-tech digital motion graphics that will look fake and dated in five years, or make it yourself for next to nothing out of cardboard, wire, and mud. (Direct link to video)
Here's me and Jeanette behind the scenes during filming.
Seriously, I don't know if any professionals would use this technique on big accounts, but I suppose you could do digital wire removal to get the letters to float.
This analog, in-camera technique might be a good way for people using cutting edge digital tools to research little nuances of wind vortices in smoke, cast shadows, etc, which would be hard to imagine in simulations.
What I plan to do with this re-usable frame is to shoot it in a few different environments, such as in front of a roaring bonfire or in the middle of a fern garden.
Here are some of the real animated logos for inspiration (link to video).
For those of you following the "How I Paint Dinosaurs" video— we've now got the digital download also at Sellfy that accepts Paypal. You can access it directly at this link. It's also available via credit card at Gumroad and as a DVD at Kunaki.
The Lionfish Shampoo contest deadline is tonight at midnight. The entries are coming in fast and furious, and they are fantastic! Sorry I haven't personally responded to each of you. I thought I would pick my favorite 10 entries tomorrow, present the finalists on the 26th and then let you vote on the top prize winners. I'll be giving out extra prizes. Thanks, everyone for entering. You rock.
Finally, don't miss my Concert Window live drawing demo event tonight, Aug. 24 at 7:00 pm.