Adobe Character Animator Video

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Haircutter Ferfi

This is a short minute long interview was made in an Adobe Character animator performance edited in with live video. We meet this experimental puppet Ferfí as he discusses his unique approach to hairdressing and the business. I recorded the character voice separately using Logic and my best attempt at english lad accent. Lip-synced to the character in character animator. Physical puppet was made by Lithuanian illustrator Gabriele Gudaityte. More to come in character animator.

Cartoon Without Font

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This free comic sans looking-ish font alternative, Cartoon Without, is distributed under the WTFPL license, meaning do anything with it.  Write your passive aggressive comic sans messages without surrendering your sense of typographical superiority.

WTFPL

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Furbys in the Uncanny Valley

By | Design, Opinion, Random

Tattle Tale is a new roaming pseudo-horror game centered around a parody of the 90s animatronic doll Furby. The game, which mixes humor with atmospheric frights, falls a bit short in the scare department. Scares felt like they were meant to be a core part of the game (in addition to humor), and wonder if the artists and game designers may have benefitted from thinking more about what makes Furby scary, the very basics of which start with finding the right spot to put their knockoff toy in the Uncanny Valley.

The applied artistic use of a idea like the Uncanny Valley is probably no easy task, one that requires real artistic skill and a bit of luck to bring its concepts to bear – whether you are trying to avoid making a scary animatronic, or intentionally trying to drive to its bottom freaky-zone to make something feel frightening.

That said, artists who understand, and have a feel for the uncanny curve, certainly seem more likely to succeed in the robot-toy-video-game-horror genre.

Pareidolian Visages

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Pareidolia, is one of the names given to the psychological phenomenon of seeing meaningful patterns in noise. This is part of our collection over the past 3 months, some more random than others. Be warned, once you start to look for them, they are everywhere.