This is an animation I did as a "demo" for the final in my 2D Animation Principles class. The assignment:

• Each student draws three random slips of paper from a hat. Each of these slips of paper have a name of an objects, element, "thing" on them. The students final animation must include all three "things" (this makes for some wonderfully non sequitur animations).

• The final animation must contain at least three distinct shots.

• These three shots should include at least one identifiable principle of animation.

The three "things" I drew: whale, computer and jack-in-the-box The principles of animation used: squash and stretch, slow in , slow out, follow through and overlapping action. I also used a lot of "smears" with the jack-in-the-box and the whale's typing tongue.

Software used: Flash (animation), Photoshop (background painting), After Effects (editing and composting)

lwd - 2013