Monday, August 20, 2012

Spring and Summer

I realize that I have been really bad about updating my projects, but I have been plenty busy this year. There isn't really much I can post here anyway. However, all of my Spring 2012 Introduction to Animation videos are on my YouTube channel. It was my first experience with animation, something I've wanted to try my whole life. My method is a hybrid of hand-drawn and Flash animation. My videos went over well in class, and I'm pretty proud of them, especially considering they were my first attempts at animating.

The only real "projects" I did over the summer were two songs. The first is a vocal cover of "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. I didn't have the time or resources to try to make the song from scratch, so I just grabbed a karaoke track and did the best Steven Tyler impression I could. I would expect mixed reactions to this one, but I'm pretty satisfied with how I did, just as a vocal exercise. Scream-singing is fun.

The other project, which I did create from scratch in Garage Band, is a cover of "Dear Boy" by Paul McCartney. I was inspired to make this one after listening to the remaster of his Ram album. The backing vocals were pretty complex and difficult to figure out in places, so I simplified them in a few places. The vocals aren't perfect, but still pretty trippy sounding, which I think keeps pretty faithful to the original.