This week, we put together our animation piece of Shel Silverstein’s poem, ”Recipe for an Hippopotamus Sandwich.” After Effects proved to be more difficult and complicated than I thought. At one point, we almost considered resorting to only using Flash. For me, I had the most fun creating the assets from scratch in Illustrator and photoshop, but it was of course exciting to see them come alive in the animation.
For this week’s commLab assignment, we are taking Shel Silverstein’s poem ” Recipe for an Hippopotamus Sandwich,” and turning it into a short animation. Jen, Jamie, and I created our own assets from scratch on Adobe Illustrator.
Since I’m a novice with the program, I was rather excited that my drawings came out as. Here are some of them below.
Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich By Shel Silverstein
A hippo sandwich is easy to make. All you do is simply take
One slice of bread,
One slice of cake, some mayonaise,
One onion ring,
One piece of string,
A dash of pepper–
That ought to do it. And now the problem ….Biting into it!
For our next Communications Lab project, it involves creating a short film. Without giving it away too much, it involves a man who lives inside a photo booth. Behind the scenes, he anonymously takes and develops the pictures for his visitors every day.
We created a storyboard this week ( see above) and will be doing some quick and dirty casting and stage building. Next week, we will do some actual filming with production cameras. Stay tuned for some clips!