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Messerschmitt Bf 109 from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

21 pictures, 16 frames/second

A little drawing exercise, that I’ve done. I might do a little animation about the Battle of Britain, If I have enough patience.

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”Deer” animatic from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

Due to the shortage of time, I only managed to put the pictures together and add the flute melody. I was planning to include more sound effects, such as sobbing (during funeral) or cracks from the fireplace.

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Jan Rospond-Charlie Chaplin (A3, charcoal)

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My Grandfather (A3, charcoal) 

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A desert planet, somewhere in the universe. I’m gonna try working on that design and develop it towards my sci-fi animation. 

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Do you Remember trailer from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

This is a trailer for an animation I’m working on together with Kristy Redmond. It started of as a summer project. Kristy came up with the story and animatic. I helped her improve the story and made the animations.

Thanks to Josh Le Guilcher for doing the voiceover.

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This is a little painting I made in Photoshop. This is my first digital painting. I thought I’ll start of with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

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Frisch-Peierls Memorandum from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

This is a fragment of a documentary ”More Canals Than Venice” directed by Steve Rainbow. The films talks about 100 interesting facts about Birmingham. The production of the film involved many people. My input in to this 60 min film, was this short animation.

I encourage everyone to look up, and watch the whole film. It’s really interesting especially for the people who live in Birmingham. Enjoy my animation and please leave a comment!

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Tonight I’m going to the premiere of ”More Canals Than Venice” directed by Steve Rainbow, a documentary about Birmingham, which I helped to create. 

Above you can see some pictures from the fragment that I’ve done. First one is a cartoony version of Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls, and the other one shows University of Birmingham

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Sunset from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

I thought I record something quickly, while the sun is still up. The lighting was very pretty. I put it in to a little film.

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Adobe Flash Professional - exporting problems. 

He are some screen shots taken, when working on my animation.

I started this project in Adobe Flash Professional, however I wasn’t able to get a decent exported file. I realized that I’m going to have to use different software, but didn’t want to start everything from the scratch, so I used After Effects.

As you may know, you are able to import swf. files to After Effects, however you will lose whatever animations were embedded within that file. That’s why I exported each of my layers as mov. files, after adding the green background to each of them. Later I was able to get rid of them easily by using Keylight(1.2) effect. This pretty much solved the problem. 

I wouldn’t recommend this method as a daily practice, but it may solve your problems if you’ve troubles with exporting your animation from Flash. For the professional looking animation it’s better to use After Effects anyway. I don’t plan on coming back to Flash. 

  

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The Blitz from Jan Julian Rospond on Vimeo.

This is test for the short film I’m currently working on. It’s opening scene will show the raid over London in winter, 1940.

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I was working on one of the scenes of my new animation, when i realized that Adobe Flash Professional has massive problems with exporting files.

The problem I was having is the exported files were slow and jittery. I tried every possible combination in exporting settings but they didn’t work. The files appeared to work properly when exported as avi. , however if there was a symbol with ”animation within animation” they would not work. There is a way around it. You can change your symbols from ”movie clip” to ”graphic” , but when you do that you can’t apply any filters to your symbols, which can be disappointing. 

In my next post I will explain how I dealt with these problems by using After Effects.

It is a nice software to learn the principles of animation, and has friendly interface, but fails whenever working on more ambitious projects. 

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Kasia Brewińska as B.B.Boo in little test animation. For the better quality you can go to vimeo and watch it on full screen. 

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Preparing a background for the scene of London bombing. I took a satellite photo from Google maps and drew over it on another layer. Later I filled all shapes with colour. Finally I made it a bit blurry. Can you spot the St. Paul’s Cathedral?