Friday, February 14, 2014

Green Is Not A Creative Color

After a week of vomit and emergency room visits, I fear that this week's blog post is going to be a little shorter than usual.

I thought it would be neat to look at the practical and post effects in "Don't Hug me I'm Scared"

The use of puppets is really fun. No little to no effort is made to hide the rods and sometimes even the puppeteer's hand is visible. The mixed visual media is great too. The animation and even live actors in puppet costumes dispersed throughout makes for a rather twisted viewing experience.

The post effects are mostly limited to animation, but in the sequel there are a lot more.

Green screen and tracking are used a lot in this one, most notably on the clock. His mouth is done in post, and the rods making his arms moved are edited out. Art wise, I adore how everything is made of felt and the fully animated  bits.

Both videos are very popular, and we might see another one in the works. I think if Becky and Joe want to surprise people though, they're going to need to make a video where everything is completely normal and nothing out of the ordinary or disturbing happens.

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