Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Aug(de)mented Reality 2

Marty Cooper, who goes by the name "Hombre McSteez," animates in plein air, using felt-tipped markers, whiteout, transparency cels, and an iPhone. He calls the result "Aug(de)mented Reality." Here's the latest.

Mythbuster co-creator Adam Savage invited Marty Cooper to his workshop for a behind-the-scenes video, in which they actually create one of the segments in one day. (Link to video)

Here's the original video, which has racked up more than four million views.
For a good introductory book on animation technique, check out: The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators


S. Stipick said...

What a credit to imagination, which this guy has in spades. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing.

Len De Angelis said...

This haas such potential for school kids who can't sit still, and for whom arts funding is next to nothing.
Scripts come into vision, color, the possibilities are infinite. Now to find a book on Animation.
Len DeAngelis

James Gurney said...

Len, one of the best books on animation is by Richard Williams—The Animator's Survival Kit. I've linked it at the end of the post.

Pierre Fontaine said...

Thank you for sharing this. My background is in animation and still find watching drawings move to be incredibly magical.

alyssayiing said...

WOW!Thanks for sharing.