Monday, June 18, 2012

JibJab Featured E-Card: Robo Years!

Today JibJab featured my e-card Robo Years on their site.  I also did an interview for them about the card.

 I've included the interview here:

"Our newest birthday card, Robo Years, comes from the brains and hands of Nate Theis and Ken Turner. After Nate whipped up a robotic animatic, Ken went to work putting his own spin on it. We talked with Ken to find out a little more about the man behind the robot.

Where did you go to school?
-I went to Sheridan College for Animation and graduated in 2007.

How long did this card take to animate?
-The Robo Years Card took about 1 – 2 days to animate.

Where did your inspiration come from?
-Well the design wasn’t that far off the rough story reel design, but I wanted to change it a bit.  I gave him a round head, a mouth, more antennas, different hands (one is scissors, and the other has fingers), and redesigned the circuit board on his chest.  I think I had just watched the film Forbidden Planet and really liked that dome head design.  There is also a certain amount of charm to that robot that I wanted to bring to this eCard robot.

Favorite robot in the media? (The terminator counts)
-If it’s robots in pop culture, I’d say the UFO robots from 80′s film “Batteries Not Included.”"

You can click this link to read it or by clicking on the picture (above):

You can also view the e-card at this link or by clicking on the picture (below):


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