Motivational Poster

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why think ouside the box when you can think outside the screen. Thats right I'm talking about 3D eye popping animation. well to be more precise I'm talking about Stereoscopic Animation.

Remember those crazy magic eye pictures you used to look at that created a 3D image for you... THIS ISN'T THE SAME THING.
what I need you to do is go cross-eyed "if you can't go cross-eyed then its game over for you already"
only go cross-eyed subtly untill the 2 moving images create a 3rd image in the middle. Try and focus on that image.

if you can't get it straight away don't give up hope... it took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to look at my first stereoscopic image.


Stereoscopic - 3D flash boy by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

For all those who could see the 3D image.. I hope you enjoyed it :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I came up with this fantastic idea the other day to get people through deviant art to send me 30 second audio clips that they create and I animate over the top of. Nothing too fancy with the animation but enough to still be constructive for me and entertaining for them. I really hope it gets off the ground. This is an Ad for it here :) I'm also getting some of the southbank students in on it too.


Your Dialogue - My Animation by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

stayed up all night and some of the morning finishing this one off :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Animootion

Well, with ian back out on the animation battlefield, us kids probably wont be using blogger much more to upload our stuff, unless I can pursuade them otherwise. But because I just can't let go of The Rusty Spoon, I gotta keep my fellow listeners "0" and upload some animation I've recently done


Leap and Swing by ~Ludichrist on deviantART


Sword Animation by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

just little animation practises. Nothing too huge, but you know, thats what its all about. Always coming up with something new, and putting it into action :D

peace out everyone

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

for anyone who wanted to see the 25 fps version of my end of year maya piece, here it is :) enjoy


Smooth casualties from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

hahah I also noticed that my guy in the thumbnail looks like someone from the 1950's expressing a pose of mild annoyance...

Margery! Those children are stealing my head piece from my window-wil again! Douw! *shakes fists*

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008


Civillian Casualties FTW by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

Just a nice little link for those who wanted to check out where I am with my end-of-year-assignment. Y'all have a good one.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oriental Dusk


Oriental Dusk by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

Well, just when you though all bad things happen in 3, of course more crap has to happen in my life, so finally I manage to get home saturday evening after not being able to sleep ONE whole damn night in my bed all holidays since tafe finished and I've been slaving over assignments japanese cram style. Who ever bothers to read this blog, I hope you enjoy it :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Dancing to music by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

Walk will be uploaded later "Need to redraw it in flash because I've run out of paper to draw it the traditional way"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

YARG!

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Holidays.

Hey all. I just thought I'd upload some of my animation I've been working on at home during the holidays. These are all links to DeviantArt. Enjoy!


Aqua by ~Ludichrist on deviantART


The Fly by ~Ludichrist on deviantART


Jarred T3h Bunneh by ~Ludichrist on deviantART

I'm looking forward to seeing all you guys tomorrow :) have a good one.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

From a classroom cliche' to an internet time waster. Enjoy the Ninja, I'll be uploading the version with sound soon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jackie-Boy

Having a bad night so I thought I'd work on my poses. Still not great at it so I guess I'll keep working at it. I like the guys attitude though so I thought I'd upload it anyway :) I rushed the picture and then noticed how nice it looked as an effect. anyways here it is. Feel free to stone it to the ground.



I'll probably turn him into one of my little offside characters for my cartoon.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Are We alone

For all those who are interested, this is my walk cycle for Jane and Terry's Classes. i know, I kinda went over the top, but this is the one I've made for Deviant Art because they don't allow anything under 10 seconds. so I thought I'd dress it up.
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Anyways, catch you all later.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I thought I'd just let everyone know that I'm an A Perfect Circle fan. And being the fan that I am, I had to share with you, the greatness that is Maynard James Keenan.



think he's not great... PROVE IT. I'm sure Ian will back me up on this one.

anyways enjoy guys, see you on Monday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hey all, (and especially Nathan) Just strolling the interbuttz this morning and I came across this little gem.
I'm sure we've all heard of stick fighting. It was either invented by bored kids with a vague understanding of flash with no animation talent. Or just some lazy animators. Either way, This animator seems to have taken out two birds with one stone. A first for professional Stick Fighting animation.

Not only that, but ontop of it all he made this animation very intereactive (in the flash version) allowing his audience to take controll of the side scrolling camera (along with the help of the occasional scripted screen shake and cusion effects written into the camera system, which really brings his audience into the action) Ian keeps talking about how young animation. People are coming up with new ways to make this profession more entertaining for the masses, personally I think (for this genre of animation) this is a step in the right direction

This is the Youtube version for those too lazy to venture over to Newgrounds.



For those interested in seeing what you can do with the camera control, and higher Frame Rate (for those with decent computers) here's the Newgrounds link

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/430990

It's nice to see proper decent animators on newgrounds who give a shit about the profession from time to time.

What do you guys think?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I Am Satan

Nothing too new, I just thought I'd share with some people some stop motion animation I just stumbled across. don't pay attention to it's name, I doubt it was a banned children cartoon, but its still cool.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wo0o0o, my first 11 second club entry. took me 9 hours to do, and I'm not too happy with it, but with so much else on my plate I think I might leave this one how it is. All you guys should give it a go. Anyways here it is. Enjoy.


11secondclub - Health Problem from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ooooo, I thought you'd all like to see some new stuff of mine. This is one of the forest scenes for my cartoon that I'll be making sometime this year hopefully. Oh course I'll be putting all of this into a 3D environment using aftereffects etc. It'll be way cool, but for now, I only have happy 2D picture... well I say happy I really mean scarey. It's spose to be almost a thriller scene. Oh well I hope you guys like it.



In other news I hired out Tekkonkinkreet tonight so I'll be able to check that out, I'll post up some stuff about it later for you guys to check out. Hopefully I'll find this baby at a JB hi-fi sometime soon, if anyone finds a copy, give me a yell. cya later guys

Friday, April 4, 2008

So, another poll closed. This one about which animation software people liked the most. What scares me is that the poll says people enjoy using frosted buttz more than using adobe after effects and maya. Hmmmm, but on a lighter note, it seems that flash was most popular with traditional animation lurking up behind him... Gay unconcentual abuse of the sexual kind? or Ninja?

But yeah seriously. I can see that people are ejnjoying flash alot so I can understand that. But TRADITIONAL ANIMATION?!?! No offence everyone. But you don't exactly seem like the hard working, day in and day out, no life, about the pull out the shot gun from underneath your lightbox because of all the built up stress type... (apart from Ian. And thats why he's epic) lol but yeah. MAYBE I'm wrong, but I don't see too many people uploading anything onto their blogs unless its nessissary (apart from some people, which is REALLY good). I'm not having a go at anyone. It's just hard to link people who like traditional animation with people who only go for the minimal requirements in work.

Personally I find it a personal enrichment. Instead of playing the latest Wii game, reading the latest Death Note Manga, or even watching the digitally remastered version of AKIRA, I'll pick up the ol' Graphics Tablet and start experimenting. Using my imagination with Ian's, Jane's, and Terry's techniques to start creating my mark on the giant wall amongst all the other animators creativity.

If we're out of school and we've landed ourselves in tafe, the majority of us are around 2 years behind everyone else who's gone straight into Uni, of course we can fight that argument till the cows come home, but lets face it, a Bachellor's Degree in screen: animation sounds sooo much better than a Diploma of screen: animation, and if you're in this course, you've either found yourself in a financial pickle, OR you've missed the mark in landing yourself a position in the Bachellor's Degree.
Maybe it's just me, but I want to put in as much work as possible so I can catch up with the rest of life. I know it's a harsh veiw on life, but is it too far from the truth? I'm aware that this course has what others don't offer, like constant feedback from teachers and a healthier work environment, but it still wont give you the Degree. So instead I have a proposition for all those who actually bother reading my stuff.

***Compensate for the lack of a Bachellor's Degree and the years of work they throw at you at Uni, with the ability to kick animation ass. So every bit of effort counts guys. The Harder we try, the better the chances we have of being the best.***

Yes...No...Maybe? ... Frosted Butts?

Well, being a whole week behind with this piece I managed to make it as nice as possible in one freaken lesson. I hope you guys like it as much as I tried not to fail with it. if that makes any sence.


Old Gregg - Man Or Fish? from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Monday, March 31, 2008

ANOTHER?!?!?! *Richard Nixon mumble noise*

It's that time of the week again where Mitchell posts up yet another experimental piece of artwork. Although you will find that he is talking, there is no sound. I will give a prise to the first person who can tell me what he's saying "so long as I already haven't told you in person"


What am I saying? from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Peace out folks.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's extreamly bloody late, and I should be sleeping BUT, I felt like I needed to post this NOW! because I just finished it like 20 minutes ago. This is part II of the "Steppin' On My Turf" episode. I hope you guys enjoy it. I tried to not make the footage soo crappy this time.


Steppin' On My Turf - Part II from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

EEEee GASP! What will happen next?... WHO KNOWS?!?!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hey everyone happy easter and all that funky jazz. To celebrate this wonderous non-christian occasion, I'd like to give you all a treat.

The first of many to come "MITCHELL SHORT FILMS!" This is the part one installment of a three part cartoon episode called "Steppin' on my turf!"
Hope you guys like it.


Mitch's Shorts - Steppin' on my tuff! (Part One) from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

For all those who want to know what tools I used. Adobe flash CS3 with the Bamboo WACOM tablet, and then finished up with Adobe After Effects. And yes, this was rushed (4 hours), and once I've finished all three parts I'll run over them all again to make things look a little more nice.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'd like to thank those who where nice enough to answer my Fan Art question "what is Fan Art". I'd like to reserve a special thanx to those five, who gave a proper answer too :). The figures say that the majority of people who voted on my poll agree that Fan Art is the physical manifestation of Sparta. I'd love to believe that as well, but alas, acid died out in the mid 90's so this can't be the case. So there we have it, Fan Art is a love for a specific type of artwork.

In other news, Crazed mad men without arms have been terrorising various computers at southbank. I've managed to capture one of them reaking havok on film.

Some scenes may frighten some small children and sexually inadequate teens. Viewer discretion is advised.


Disabled High Jump from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For all those who are unfortunate enough to be out of the loop, Dan and I have come up with an idea for a strangly funny series of animated skits based in the office environment. The unofficial name of the show will be called "This Means Business" and will be loosly based on the morbid imagination of two great minds combined.

Also ontop of this I'll be working on a personal project by myself hopefully with the voice talents of the same people who will be helping us out with This Means Business. This ones called The uberNaturals, or just uN for short. This project I've been working on for about 6 months so far. I've been turning alot of my friends into cartoon characters one by one (at their expense mind you) and I have been writing amazingly long intertwining stories for them all. Which I'm still working on.
If all goes well, it should be one hell of a cartoon. Here are some concept art designs for some of my friends. ENJOY!




Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rogue Balls

Nothing new. Just using old techniques with new software and very very bored. For the record this is over 500 frames. 500 frames of crap, but still 500 frames non the less. I guess what this personal excersize was about trying to push movement to it's fastest. Ian wanted us to try and make something so fast that we would lose sight of its movement. I think at about frame 382 it did it for me. What do you guys think?

Well it's 2:30 so I best be off to bed. I'll see all my wonderful animation class mates on monday. Apparently it's the important (must attend) class... Like I miss any of Ian's classes anyway. sheesh.


Rogue Balls from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

I managed to go see horton hears a who today using my young nephew as an excuse for not looking like such a panzy.

and in the great words of Prince Habibu "It is simply awesome!"

Snappy scenes and a good example of pushing movements to their limits and then beyond. And ontop of it all. If someone could make a joke out of every freaken object in a room, it'd be the guys who made this film. And of course there HAD to be a musical number at the end, which I'm sure the animators would have had a fun time playing around with.

and what kind of movie would it be without a 2 minute sequence of horton and morton paying the crap out of anime through the medium of an enraged ninja elephant and a pikachu-esque lightning mouse.

I highly recommend everyone in my class to check this one out. IMMEDIATLY!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hahaha my reply to Ian's post on Anime was so long I decided to make it into my own post ^_^ I hope you don't mind Ian.



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Wow you've really thought about this long and hard, and I've got to admit, it's different hearing this from the teachers point of view. But a good different.

And through the few weeks I've been in this course I've been judging cartoons more on their movement rather than their looks.

Having said that, theres nothing wrong with having both happy pretty icing with a nice portion of cake in the center.

"Blame Ian for the cake reference, if you don't get it, ask him ^_^"

Which is why I still stand by my earlier stance of defiance by using both quantity AND quality ^_^. There's nothing wrong with giving yourself extra work, so long as you are willing to put in the same amout of effort in the more important details, which in my case at the moment is movement. I'm aware that its unnessisary, and so is the human appendix, but there it is all the same.

And I guess in a way, Anime is helping teenagers not look so much like losers. Haha, bare with me because I know this sounds rediculous. There is nothing cool "to the majority" about using "around the world with Timon and Pumba" as a conversation starter. Let's be honest, you don't come across as an intellectual. But more mature cartoon's are coming out and are becoming more and more socially acceptable. Evangelion has probably one of the biggest philisophical story lines easily accessable to my generation of cartoon lovers. And let's be honest, I'd rather see Alucard from Hellsing devour his next prey than watch Roadrunner slap Mr. Coyote with another dose of ANVIL IN THE FACE.
Slapstick will always be close to my heart, but seeing drama and suspence in cartoons creates more of a sympathy factor for me.

But yes, you do have a very good point about watching a still picture of Yugi on the screen at 7:30 in the morning whilst he goes through about half the season's plot in his head. Every now and then they put masses of streaming lines and colours behind these still faces to make their thoughts more intence.

I guess we're looking at a new era of animation. Scientists say that the first possible evolution of man was distinguished by his ability to find humour by watching other's hurt themselves in a minor fasion. Maybe we're just evolving into wanting a little bit more out of life than just slapstick humour.

I personally believe that Anime is alive today because real people are just too boring to look at.

Hey everyone. I know whats your thinking. whats that underneath Mitch's arm, and is he going to share it with the rest of the class? I will answer both right now.


The Happy Little Worm from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

and yes.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

For those in the loop, you would already be aware of the fight Ryan, some of his other friends, and I have found myself in. Theres this douche bag on deviant art who thought he would do the righteous thing and preach us (fan artists and cartoon lovers) in the depressing ways of horrible sculptures and Military Buttsecks. Of course I couldn't sit back and allow him to just mow over this poor girl trying to bring happiness into this world with her colourful art, so I faught back along with the others to teach this guy a lesson in Deviant Art PAIN! ><

Aaaaanyways, He was claiming that FanArt is illegal. Which was his first mistake and I quite happy to inform him of his aweful misunderstanding of the law. And he was also claiming that FanArt is the worst kind of cartoon Art.

This got me thinking. When a company makes a cartoon. There's someone making up the characters, and then about 50 other people copying this character over and over again to breathe life into him. So essentially what he thought was an original cartoon, was in reality ONE person's imagination and 1,000,000's of fan art pictures crammed together. Which when you put it that way sounds horrible, and when you look deep inside your cartoon soul you know this not to be true. There is nothing wrong with FanArt, and in some cases, people put alot more time and effort into FanArt than some of the original drawings. It's essentially an essence of creativity and wonderful imagination coming together from the minds and hearts of 100's of people to create a world away from reality. Where anything is possible. Of course, creating your own characters is much more fun and adventurous.

So the question I leave you all with today is. What are your thoughts on FanArt and what are your thoughts on Longun

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Early Bird does indeed get the Worm. But who the fuck wants a worm for breakfast. It'd be like a thick stream of snot that had been living in the dirt all of his life, pondering over the one great question I'd only imagine worms would ponder, "Which end's my head, and which end's my anus?"

I guess Ian's new saying should be "Having your worm and eating it too"

So here we go people. This ones coloured in photoshop with a strangly large amount of layers.

Falling Tree

Ok so my pride was shot with this one. Ian was like... MAKE A TREE FALL. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TRYING TOO HARD BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME... Yes thats right... he yelled it, with extream capital letters. Anyways, I took this as a personal challenge to prove him wrong. Long story short, I kinda finished about an hour after everyone else was finished. Afterwards Ian took me aside and told me, it is not the tree that I must make fall... but it is me... I must find my inner Tree. Well not exactly in those words, but if you are reading this Ian you will probably agree with me that it's a pretty good analogy for what you said.

So without further adu. The Falling Tree. *curtains open*


Falling Tree from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

CRAB BATTLE! ><

HELLO people of my animations class and all others young and old. small and tall.. fat and fit.... Psychic and Swedish! I come baring gifts of greatness

I know what you're thinking... "Holy crab battle! It's christmas already?" And I'd like to say yes. I really would like to. But alas, it's only March. Shovanistic Saddistic March. Like the alcoholic uncle who makes you wear his dead wife's dressing gown, luring you to his rocking-chair with smarties and other various sweets.

Also, Gen, in all her wonderously inspiring ways, sparked an idea in me little ticker in the wee hours of the noon. We must create street-fighter-esque battle sprites of ourselves for the greatest fighting game in exsistance. All those who like this idea... Send me a reply with a picture of a kitten. But the kind you'd find on 4chan. Now fly fly my minions. Times a wastin'.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mr. Ball

welcome to the life of Mr. Ball.

In this episode of Mr. Ball, Mr. Ball comes across a wall. Hilarity ensues when Mr. Ball attempts to climb over this "wall" only to find that it is indeed a trap of magnanimus porportions.


Mr. Ball from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.


So everyones gone home for the day at Southbank, so I thought I'd kick back my feet and do some old fasion drawing... WITH A TWIST! A twist you might ask? YES INDEED my friend, for this was all drawn with a mouse in Flash

Monday, February 25, 2008

So, as you can all see, I've been experimenting with different types of animation. Well by experimenting... My teachers been forcing it into my brain like mind rape. But I'm not exactly saying no... does that make me a whore?

Anyways so far it's been a wild ride, even though it's only been 2 weeks and a day. Not once have I felt the need to gaze dreamily out the window. I guess that's because the computer screen is my new window because the amount of possibilities I've been handed is nil to endless. Kinda like Courtney's 'Ya Mum' jokes.

I've also got a whole bunch of awesome idea's for cartoon's that I'm itching to havea go at once I'm a little better at this whole 'animation' stuff. If anyone wants in on one of my crazy projects, you know who to call.

Anyways, I've had enough to Blogging tonight so I'll leave it at Dan's obssession with Schindler's Lift.


Peace out Love Children.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

There's nothing more sexy than treating yourself to the eye candy that is Fish-Ball...

Half Ball and half Fish, some say it's a 70/30 mix, either way He's one fishy Bastard


Epileptic Fish-Ball from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wo0o0o we're finally getting to use flash now. Things are getting very exciting indeed :)

hi five everyone


2001 ROFL Odyssey from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

guess what people... you've just been hit with a TRIPLE COMBO


Death of a Spoilt Coke Whore from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.



Buggy In Natural Habitat from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.



King Of The Sky from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Black Sun

This is me mucking around for the first time with the 3D aspect of Adobe After Effects.

As you can see. I put great detail into making sure the moon was in fact flat and not spherical. Ok, so it's shit... but I promise great things to come from me :D


The Black Sun from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Monday, February 18, 2008

But I wont make a video about Meatloafs head exploding... Wait... Never mind.. Mitch Delivers.


I Would Do Anything For Love from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This one's for all you wrestling fans out there.. I call this move.. the Bull-Flip


Bull Flip from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

so I thought I'd be an animator n00b and post my first ever frame by fram animated 5 second circle of chaos and destruction.


Flying Ball from Mitchell Druce on Vimeo.

I can feel myself being sucked into another craze. *looks around and taps foot lightly on the ground to inspect the sturdiness of the floor* Damn you blogger.com you seem almost too comfortable to be a part of... This is probably all a part of Ian's (my animations teacher) evil master plan to turn myself and serveral other budding animators like me into inbetweener drones for his secret mind controlloing cartoon. I'm dead serious. I was going through his laptop the other day (pretending to go through my emails) when I saw a file marked "pr0n" naturally out of curiousity I checked out it's contents only to find incriminating evidence towards mind-conrolling means. Manipulative tactics and suspicious documents called crazy things like "The_Idiot's_Guide_To_Becoming_An_Evil_Animator.pdf" and "Class_Prayer_ Printouts.doc" I clicked on the class prayers one and I found this.

"This is my pencil. There are many like it but this one is mine. My pencil is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my pencil is useless. Without my pencil I am useless."

I'm on to you Ian. You think you can get inside my head, *Put's on helmet made out of Aluminium Foil" well think again.

 

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