Sunday, September 8, 2013

Another Fun Animated Gif!

I had a lot of fun with the last one, so here's another! Jenny wanted to learn how to use the Cintiq, so she colored in the monkey! Another fun little weekend project. :) Enjoy!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I Like Animated Gifs!

I decided to start having fun with animated gifs. I'm going to dry to do more of these in the future! Was a really fun exercise for a Sunday afternoon!

My Updated Animation Reel

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SNY "More Sports" 15 Second TV Spot

I recently had the pleasure of animating this :15 second TV spot for Sports New York for Real Art. I did all the animation from start-to-finish, and I'm very proud of it! It's all hand-drawn, and I got the chance to use some multiples and smears - something that I really geeked out on. Buck did 4 :30 second spots and they set the tone... the look, feel, pacing, etc with their spots - my job was to animate this in a way that it stayed consistent with what they had already done. It turned out great! Andy Nick art-directed it. Jamie Golsch managed the project. I had some help coloring in some of the sequences from Susan Jauss and Shelby White. Adam Haroff did the sound design. Debbie and Arturo from Real Art's new york office wrote the script, worked with the client and with Buck on their :30 spots, and gave our team creative freedoms that really allowed this thing to shine. Proving that even though you may get to animate the whole thing - it really is a team effort at it's core. I'm looking forward to doing more hand-drawn animation in the very near future!

SNY MoreSports 15 Second Spot from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fun With Flour Sacks

I've been trying to get used to drawing and animating with my Wacom Bamboo tablet lately, so I thought to myself "why not get a little practice and have fun with the old flour sack to boot!" And so it was. Here's some quick gestures that, while simple in nature, I think are quite appealing. In addition, I did a little line test animation of my flour sack. I really wanted to do an exaggerated cartoony scramble/run and I think it turned out nicely. Who knows - maybe later down the road I'll clean it up and make something more out of it! (That's the beauty of doodling - no commitments.)

Flour Sack Line Test from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Make Friends, Play Tennis TV Spots

Two TV commercials I animated for Midtown Athletic Club/Real Art Design Group. I was responsible for all animation and visual production of both 15 second spots. All animation was traditionally animated with pencil and paper for client approval, then scanned and cleaned up/vectorized in After Effects. Directed by Andy Nick. Original concept/design: Arturo Gigante and Debbie Kasher. Sound design: Adam Haroff ( Production-side project management: Matt Zolman. Client-side project management: Todd Blair.

Make Friends, Play Tennis - Porcupine/Balloon Animal TV Spot from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Make Friends, Play Tennis - Astronaut/Alien TV Spot from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Something Older and Something New

Last week I got the chance to do a short little animated header for our Real Mart website at work. It was a quick little job, nothing major - and my direction was basically "Just spend a few hours, do something cool to animate these product thumbnails onto screen and have fun with it!" It's funny how sometimes the littlest pieces of a project can be the ones you enjoy doing the most! I didn't design the layout (I think that was Jenn Gobrail who designed it) but I came up with the idea and wavy-line style and popped this together:

Go on over to Real Mart - - and do some holiday shopping!

It also occurred to me recently that I had a really nice motion graphics/animation sample just hanging out here on my desktop that I worked on over a year ago! Real Art did a campaign for KMart's Fab 15 Toys for the Holiday Season. I got to do a lot of motion graphics throughout the entire campaign - and a bunch of design work, too. But this little segment is the part I'm most proud of. I was responsible for the design and animation from concept to completion of this segment while Ron explains the affect the Fab 15 Toys are having on kids. I think it turned out pretty cool.

Hey - both of these were done for successive holiday-related projects... what a coincidence. I must be in a festive mood! Happy Holidays!