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Playing with Ouroboros in After Effects!


Babar’s Piano Recital


The crowd is cheering because Babar is the king, and he’d throw them in the stockades if they didn’t…

Watch this with sound here!


The Saddest Seagull

His name is Filbert
His name is Filbert

It’s been crazy busy of late, but I managed to squeeze in time to make a quick looping cartoon in the last couple of days!

I mixed sound and music with it as well! To see it with sound just follow this link !


The Graphic Moving Portfolio of Joseph Towey 2014

I’m not usually one for posting videos, but hot damn this was a lot of work. This is a general sampling from jobs I’ve done in the last year. Watching this for me is just a rush of memories.


While for the most part I only selected things that could fit in smoothly, there is one spot where the music stops and there’s a little segment of two icons talking. Though it breaks the flow, I really wanted to include that because that job took just over 250 hours on its own. All the speaking bits were animated with facial motion tracking and tons of key frames. For doing the motion tracking, I ended up over at my parents house at 10pm lip syncing the commercial several times in front of a camera. Even just getting that job, I had found a neat AE expression for attaching puppet pins to nulls about half an hour before I got word of it. When my intermediary client came through the door, and asked if I could make animated talking icons, I had just thing I wanted to try! That job also had about a million rounds of changes and change backs.

For me, most of the brief clips in that video have stories, ideas, trials, and solutions attached to them. Some funny, some arduous, some otherwise. This is the first time that I’ve cut together an actual reel, (I’ve made just graphic demos for clients in the past) and it’s certainly strange to see a year summed up into just over three minutes.


Very Short


I had some free time on my hands yesterday so I made a fun little animated .gif! Can’t get much shorter than a 5 second animation!



Teenage mutant ninja squirtle

Sorry for yet another doodle book post, but there will be a few more before I have my computer cruising again. I’m still doodling the same theme as the last couple days