Citylogistik

Studio Qassim takes a new turn with this animated information film for the Copenhagen municipality project Citylogistik. The project aims to replace heavy transport in the inner city with more environmental friendly alternatives.

Sådan virker Citylogistik from Citylogistik on Vimeo.

The film is basically hand drawn, but animated in Flash. It was edited in Premiere and After Effects. The cut out paper collage coloring of the backgrounds were made in Photoshop.

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The film was made in collaboration with Alfred Gunnarsson and Niklas Ström. Alfred designed the website and logo for Citylogistik. We were both involved in shaping the script for the film together with our friends at the Copenhagen municipality. I designed, storyboarded and animated the film. Niklas did the outstanding sound work. In fact, the three of us had so much fun doing this project that we will definitely work togheter again. We’re currently in the process of forming our own animation bureau, and we’re already in the talks for our next project. I’ll let you know once we’re up and running.

Big thanks to Johan Rünow at S8AN Communication for helping us out with After Effects!

What the…!?

 

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Who’s that mysterious character running around on my screen? Get him outta here! NOW!

MORE FLASH

 

I fiddled around with some lip synching until late night. Tricky business.

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Remember to leave your speakers on!

FLASH!!!

I have recently begun learning Flash, the animation program. Hopefully there’s this gig later in the fall that requires me to be able to use this animation tool. Here’s some of my early attempts:

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One very basic animation skill is to make stuff bounce. I started with the classic bouncing ball drills and ended up with the head of Enur. Apparently he’s at some sort of stage. Is he perhaps a stand-up comedian?
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Another basic skill, wich is a lot harder to master, is to make good walk cycles. It takes some practise to get the desired flow in the movements. By the way, I drew all these clips directly in Flash. Perhaps that was the hardest thing for me, since I’m so accustomed to pen and paper.

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The longer the characters and the closer you get to realistic anatomy, the more complicated it gets. Do you recognize this dude?

I’m taking a short cut to learning Flash through the tutorials at www.cartoonsmart.com. Not that I didn’t know how to make walk cycles before, but now I’m learning what tools to use to make them in Flash. I can highly recommend these tutorials to anyone interested in learning animation. It’s not that hard when everything comes around. Really.