Magical Cat is a series we created to keep ourselves busy and viewers entertained while quarantined. We write, design, build, shoot, and edit each...Magical Cat is a series we created to keep ourselves busy and viewers entertained while quarantined. We write, design, build, shoot, and edit each episode in about a week using leftover materials from our previous projects. Show more
I'd like to share a project that my wife Alexis (a stop-motion production designer) and a couple other small studios have helped organize and maintain. It's called Animation Wild Card, and it's a group of professional stop-motion animation friends creating and/or sharing small shorts while under quarantine and releasing those shorts in batches as episodes. It's kind of a mixtape of animation, like that show KaBlam! from the 90s.
Two episodes have been released and my wife and I have created a short clay-animated series for the project using our leftover materials called Magical Cat. We plan to release a new episode every 2 weeks. Here are the first two episodes, please enjoy!
My wife and I made a 2nd episode of Magical Cat- a short series about a very non-magical cat.
We made this short as part of a larger project called Animation Wild Card.
I've been using a polymer clay for a while and I think it works great for animation. I like that I can bake pieces that I don't want to deform while animating. For example, eyeballs, teeth, shirt collars, etc.
Although it can't be melted for mixing batches of colors, I've found that mixing by hand is adequate for smaller personal projects.