How fitting. Mutant Worm creating an animation about … silk worms.
It’s in Dutch, sorry. Maybe it’ll get subtitled at some point.
André of Moomba! Media approached me to do some funny animation for this project. They were making an informational video about the silk worm for the butterfly garden in the Emmen Zoo.
The footage consisted of pictures, low resolution stock footage from a Vietnamese silk farm, and an interview. André remembered my Mutant Worm Explanimation and thought the animation style a fitting addition.
In our talks I suggested we put all the footage on a canvas in After Effects – the program in which I would be doing the animation – and to move the camera in there to bind it all together. Moving though the storyline in this animated fashion along with its explanatory nature in essence make this short video an explanimation.
It was a joy to work on with some surprising and funny animation to fit the voice over. While part of the comic animation was already decided on, some parts of the voice over still needed something. Anything is possible in animation an some really funny sequences evolved out of this. At least, I thought them hilarious. Where do these ideas come from? Are brainstorms with André, and of course my girlfriend, all that healthy?
PS: I also created a soundless version using some Kinetic Typography, i.e. animated text. Once again in Dutch, sorry.
Renger of Soundbase/Soundlabel has a Sound Studio right here in the Puddingfabriek. He called out on Twitter for Kinetic Typography projects to apply his new X-treme Whooshes Volume 3 to. I offered to build him a project especially for that. More examples are to follow by others, and the Volume will be released some time in the near future.
As for the process. I had traffic accidents in mind creating this, and spend some time tweaking the animation with the speed graph on this one. It was a good project for it and I made it nice and grungy.