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Featured Animator: TotallyEpicHD - Hound Dog (Music Video)

GoAnimator TotallyEpicHD is the April winner of my GoAnimate, Get Featured in TET's Blog contest. TotallyEpicHD has had an account with GoAnimate since April of 2010 and in that time has amassed 757 fans and published 17 animations.

TotallyEpicHD chose to feature a music video, Elvis Presley's Hound Dog, saying...

I chose Hound Dog because it was probably my best animation skill wise (rather than popularity) and the feed back that I got from it was very pleasant and made me confident to represent my work.

Keep reading after the video for more of TotallyEpicHD's behind the scenes commentary.
Hound Dog by TotallyEpicHD on GoAnimate

Animated Presentations - Powered by GoAnimate.

Inspiration...

I was inspired to make it because my two dogs are small, and people call them the "guard dogs" as an ironic joke, and I also felt like making a music video, so, those two combined, I came up with that.

Main Challenge...

The main problem that I encountered while creating the video w…

Cool Froyd the Cat and Crazy Talk Animator Pro

Cool Froyd is an original character painting (image right) that I created in 2009 based on a sketch I drew back in 1999. Since buying Crazy Talk Animator Pro I've thought Cool Froyd would be a good candidate for turning into an animated web series.

Nothing too complex. I picture him as a kind of animated cat vlogger giving his views on any subject you can imagine in short 1 or 2 minute episodes.

The following blog post documents my journey so far of turning a painting into an animation. I'm not going to go through every step in detail. This is just an overview of the process.

One thing I have become very familiar with is the character creation process of Crazy Talk Animator Pro (from here on in to be known as CTA). The easiest way to start is with a photo image imported into the Actor Creator to get your basic character skeleton (or bones in most other software terminology). Note that this process doesn't allow you to add bones for the tail.

I didn't have to be too car…