A couple months ago, Nate Henry (formerly of the band Sherwood) contacted me about making a construction-paper stop-motion animated music video for one of the songs off his new band The Begging Sea‘s upcoming album. Tons of construction-paper (and coffee) later, here we are releasing the music video online. It[...]
Here’s an animation I did for Acme Fish and Only in Houston for the 2013 OiH Awards. It played at the 2013 Houston Addy Awards. I animated 80% with Dragonframe, and did the rest of the finishing touches in After Effects. Music by Justin Mahar See the finished video here: vimeo.com/58813837
This is an example of my “Paper Cut” technique of fast and furious paper puppet animation. To be a “Paper Cut” animation, you must: 1. Use real paper (notebook recommended)! 2. Tear out your characters, props and locations… no scissors allowed! 3. Draw your characters, props and locations fast… FAST[...]
A short film in progress by my wife Lisa and myself. The animation is using a technique I created called Composi-part Puppetry. We never finished the film, but we really like our beginnings… hopefully we’ll revisit it someday.
In order for marketing to feel less like a sales-pitch and more like entertainment, A&A Video Productions sponsored a paper-animated joke that would appeal to their prospective target audience. Animated with Adobe After Effects, construction paper, and Dragonframe.
Stop-motion animation made with an iPhone 4S and the app “Frameographer”. Joke sent to me by Pizza is Rad.
I just got news from the good folks at Electric Literature that the animation I made for Sam Pink’s novel “Rontel” will screen at the Northside Film Festival on June 18th. If you’re in Brooklyn, NY at the time, stop by and tell ‘em B. Ray sent ya!
Ooooohhh-weeeee! Good times are right around the corner! I’m doing another chunk of hour-long animation classes on world-famous drawing guru (and my personal hero) Mark Kistler’s live webcast (www.markkistlerlive.com) this Monday, May 6th. Just like last time, I’ll guide participants through a crash-course in the “Fast & Furious” world of[...]
Storyboards are ‘road maps’ sketched-up to ensure everybody’s headed in the same place on a creative project. Here’s an example of one I did for Nate Henry before starting the process of animating a music video for his song “Lightly Stepping”. Nate just reviewed the final animation a couple days[...]
In the beginning of May, we’ll be releasing the music video for Nate Henry’s “Lightly Stepping”. Here’s a screenshot from the animation.
“Space Dad” by Jayden Wu (from the Paper Cut lesson by Mark Kistler & Brandon Ray) This is just too cool- here’s an example of an animation made by a kid student at one of yesterday’s classes hosted by Mark Kistler and myself teaching kids my Paper Cut animation technique.[...]