Edel Rodriguez


Animation Series

FEBRUARY 5, 2011

Last week I was asked to create a series of 4 short animations for the Winter Arts Guide of the Boston Globe.   The four images above would appear in print in the paper.  Using a smart phone app, the reader can place their phone over the printed illustration and the image would 'come alive' on their phone.  The animations are also used on their website.   I created all the storyboards for the movement and made the final illustrations, along with a couple of in betweens when necessary.  All of the animation was done by Chuck Gammage Animation.  Below is some of the process of how it all came together, along with the final video from the website.  Thanks to Dan Zedek for the assignment and to Chuck Gammage and Tanya Beach for working on the animation.

storyboard for 'Mary Poppins'

Final art

'Mary Poppins' night scene

storyboard for 'Cardillac', an opera

'Cardillac' is an opera, the story is about a goldsmith that murders people to retrieve his creations.  The final image above is printed in the newspaper, I thought of it as a kind of poster for the opera.

Lucinda Williams sequence

Final art

Storyboard for 'Doug Varone Dancers', modern ballet

a link of the final animations above, from the Globe website

The final animations are below, higher res video links here:

Mary Poppins


Modern dance

Lucinda Williams

Above is a video showing how the 'augmented reality' app from Junaio works.

My drawing is moving!

MARCH 1, 2007
I did this drawing of The Roots a couple of years ago for Esquire magazine.  The crew at Style5 wanted to do a short animation sample to show the clients that visit their website, so we decided on this image.  I'm one of the artists they offer on their roster now.  I think it came out pretty cool, it's neat to see my work moving, this is the first time someone has animated one of my drawings.  I'll try to link the Quicktime movie, try clicking HERE.  Let me know if it works, I've never put up a movie here. 
Thanks to Sam and the rest of the gang over there for taking the time to put this together. 
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