Archives for the month of: October, 2012

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).


This is one of my favourite videos from the list i looked at, i liked it because its flow and how the artist has only used a black and white colour scheme, i also like the sound track he has used i feel it fits well with the images shown.


the purpose of this small animation was to create a visual metaphor, the metaphor i chose to animate was the term ‘time is money’, i visually explained this metaphor by showing a clock made of coins and notes. I think this representation explains the metaphor quite clearly and does not require a great deal of thought to understand the message.

character design - the joker

I drew this picture after looking at what elements make up the joker (from batman), as a group of three we listed down features that the joker has such his smile and laugh and his psychotic split personalities. From this we each designed a character that had some or all of these properties.