I have taken a break from sharing my art online, not only on WordPress, but on DeviantArt, too. I don’t know if I’m “coming back” to my blog, but I do think I’ll go ahead and share some of the pieces that I’ve worked on in my absence, including this one.
This project has dominated the past couple months of my life. While I also participated in a musical theater production, I raced to get it done in time for the last day of the school year. The assignment was to create a final project which would showcase what I had learned that year in my Digital Media Fundamentals course. I got the bright idea to do an animation: a plot summary of my favorite movie, All The President’s Men. All I would have to do is think of a few jokes and draw some cute cartoons to go along with it. It would have been great if I’d had another month to work on it, but as it was, I only had about half of April and most of May, and I still had other commitments to juggle. I hadn’t planned ahead very well.
Somehow, though, I managed to get the project done, and it only cost my and my family’s sanity. While it isn’t perfect, I’m happy with the end result. It’s closer to an animatic than to a full-blown animation, but considering that this is only the second time I’ve attempted making large-resolution animated content, I’m satisfied.
(My first animation, while more fluid, was far shorter and more simplistic. Here it is, if you’re curious!)
I love All The President’s Men so much. The writing, cinematography, acting, and everything about it is just amazing to me. Certain people might find it boring and hard-to-follow; it’s a movie you really have to pay attention to, and one that isn’t necessarily completely understood on the first watch. It’s very faithful to the book and to the real historical events. I fell in love with the setting and the characters, and I hope that my little animation will encourage others to watch it. It’s available on Netflix for free with subscription, and on YouTube for just under $4. Let me know if you have any feedback or tips on how to improve my artwork! Thank you.