BARRY J. KELLY / “Honey…” / :35
There is something you should know about Mr. Barry Kelly. He can do it all. He has edited on MOTORCITY, storyboarded on VENTURE BROS, and has been a nice guy EVERYDAY. Seriously this guys does everything and in most cases better then you. This is why it is amazing when you get to see him have a project all to himself.
Here is a rough and final of the huge background that was the main inspiration for the short. It’s seven big layers from foreground to background so it could have a multi-plane depth to the camera move.
A young couple on an interstellar camping trip find themselves lost. Are they on another planet among the remains of dead gods? Are they among bones inside the belly of a giant beast? Or a microscopic universe in Hell? it’s whatever you want it to be, that’s the fun part.
This is actually my first FINISHED animated short. I’ve worked on many projects for many people but rarely my own. It was a little sci-fi story vignette floating around in my head that I never really knew what to do with. Most of my ideas are like that. Sadly, there are usually only two things on my mind: sci-fi action scenes and boobs.
The short was done over three days with no sleep. I’m not a good animator, I draw a lot but rarely animate. I had to put extra effort into the backgrounds and compositing to compensate for that. When I started using flash I was never really into the puppet-style animation. Cintiqs changed that. After seeing the animators at Titmouse put a lot more drawing into Flash animation, I’ve really been inspired to animate more.
Not only does Barry do it all, but he also has every kind of website!!!