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Luke Kemp (creative director)

In the time since we started our journey into animation and youtube, we have learned a lot. Posts in this blog will featuret some of the cool things we have found and the people we have met along the way.


on 11 Jul 2019 11:38 AM
  • adobe

Adobe Character Animator

One of the essential tools for creating our bedtime stories is adobe character animator.   Here is me working with Roger on our next song #PLIM

For our animation we rely extencivly on Adobe Creative Suite.    The break down of the programs  are as follows.

 

ADOBE CHARACTER ANIMATOR - WORKING WITH ROGER, BOODLEBOBS #PLIM
FUTURE POSTS

I will blog and demo a some of the features that I love about each application in future posts.   By no means a subject matter expert, my posts will feature on the elements of each application that I now couldn't do without. Luke

Adobe Audition.   BoodleBobs,  uses Adobe Audition for all sound recordings and sound effects BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE AUDITION

Adobe Audition is a professional audio editing application that includes a non-destructive mixing and editing environment, as well as a destructive waveform editing mode. Adobe Audition can be used for: Recording and mixing sound projects. Creating original or remixed music.

Adobe Illustrator.   An essential tool within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

The Difference Between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. ... Photoshop is based on pixels while Illustrator works using vectors. Photoshop is raster-based and uses pixels to create images and is is designed for editing and creating photos or raster-based art.   

In simple terms,  you can design graphics in both, however because illustrator works in pixels, this means you can scale up a piece of artwork to a much greater size.   Doing the same in PhotoShop will make the image look poor.

Adobe Photoshop.   1 app within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software. The software allows users to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos. The software is particularly popular amongst professional photographers and graphic designers.

Adobe In-design.   1 app within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE INDESIGN

Adobe developed InDesign for the desktop publishing market, and it's primarily used to layout newspapers, magazines, books, posters and flyers. Pretty much anything with large amounts of text, that needs formatting should go straight into InDesign.

Adobe Character Animator.   An essential tool within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Character Animator allows you to import artwork from Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, and breathe life into them. You do so by first capturing your performance using a camera, microphone, keyboard, mouse, or touch screen. While you are performing, Character Animator captures your facial expressions. (see above image of Luke recording a scene with Roger) .

Adobe After Effects.   An essential tool within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation.  

Adobe Premier Pro,   An essential tool within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE PREMIER PRO

Adobe Premiere is a video editing software package suitable for both amateur enthusiasts and professionals.  We use Premier to edit all the elements created in the creative suite together.

Adobe Media Encoder,   An essential tool within Adobe Creative Suite, that BoodleBobs uses to create our Bedtime Stories animation, www.BoodelBobs.com

ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER

Media Encoder. Rock solid rendering. Ingest, transcode, create proxies and output to almost any format you can imagine. This powerful tool allows you to work with media in a unified way across applications. Tight integration with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and other applications provides a seamless workflow.

 

UNSUNG HERO Dave Werner, Okay Samurai

Dave Werner runs the Okay Samurai channel which showcases tutorials and creative projects.  He live's in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and works as the Senior Experience Designer Lead on Adobe Character Animator.

He is extreemly enthusiastic and supportive of anyone who  uses CA,  he also engages with the community and seemingly answers or acknowledges all comments on his YT video comments section.  When running a tutorials he adopts a calm delivery approach,  on each new tutorial you learn something new, no matter your level of experience.   The video included below is a great starting point for learning what is possible with character animator.

The Okay Samurai channel can be  here https://www.youtube.com/user/okaysamurai

** Okay Samurai was the name of Daves Band