Monday, August 22, 2011

Washington Walk Cycle

This is a walk cycle I animated of a character designed by Andrew Chesworth. His name is Washington, and he is a railroad worker from the turn of the century.



You can view the original designs here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Palm Springs ShortFest 2010 Intro - Animation Reel

Last year, I animated on Andrew Chesworth's Palm Springs ShortFest Intro, produced at MAKE.

First, Andrew would do an initial rough pass of the shot, including some finished key drawings of the characters. I would animate the shot based on these roughs and specific direction from Andrew regarding the movement and acting choices he wanted to see.

This is a reel of the shots I animated. I included three progressions of each shot. The first showing Andrew's keys and rough animation, followed by my full animation, and finally the colored and shaded versions as they appear in the final short.



Here you can enjoy the full piece.




In addition to animating on the project, I also designed and drew background layouts for the scenes taking place in the Projector Room. The final drawings were then handed off to fellow cohort Ben Bury to be painted.








Thursday, July 7, 2011

Best Buy Trade In

We made an in-store ad for Best Buy in 2009 at MAKE, under the direction of Andrew Chesworth. Here is a compilation of the shots I animated, showing my roughs, clean up, and the final color/shadow pass.


Here is the final spot:

Best Buy Trade In from makevisual on Vimeo.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Skippy Steals a Car

Here is a short experiment I did in 2009 combining a CG character with a live action background.
I modeled Skippy in Maya. Then I used a point tracking program to create a 3D camera from the footage I shot. Finally, I animated Skippy and the car with the 3D camera in Maya, and combined everything in After Effects.

Skippy Steals a Car from Justin Weber on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Toys R Us Spaceboy

I designed and animated this short end tag at MAKE in 2009. Watch it in HD!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spike on Stage

Here is a short cartoon I just finished. It stars Spike, a banjo player who's eager to please.
(Watch on Vimeo to experience in HD!)

Spike on Stage from Justin Weber on Vimeo.

Hello World

Welcome to my blog! My name is Justin Weber, and I'm an animator from Minneapolis, MN. I like cartoons, dancing, and love the music of the 30s, 40s, and early 20th century. I'll be posting my personal and professional work here.

Be sure to click on "Featured Work" above to see more of my cartoons. Enjoy!