Animation Pro Bono Work

animation, Jukejoint Handmedowns

I’m currently waiting the go-ahead on a couple of book projects, and so I’m filling my time with some more animation projects, as well as sending out some email marketing and promotional postcards.

Usually the week after labor day I attend a music festival up north called ‘Wheatland’, and like a lot of events this year, they had to cancel for the first time in their forty year history. I’m part of a team that provides a musical craft project for children at a part of the event called ‘Kids Hill’, and this year, the committee decided to produce a ‘virtual video festival’ to release around the time of the usual festival date, and they allotted an hour of the video to ‘Kids Hill’. I’m going to be building a series of short video ‘introductions’ starring a character based on my friend and bandmate Craig, who will be introducing each of the segments (screen shot pictured below), and I’m also working on some short bits for a music video for a song that my other bandmate wrote about a hippopotamus (test animation pictured above). The Hippopotamus video will be a half and half animation/live performance, so mostly I have been working on trying to perfect a ‘jaunty little walk’ for our main character. The Emcee videos will involve a bit of lip-syncing once I’ve gotten the audio tracks from Craig.