note: I have uploaded it with much better video and audio quality. However, the audio sync still got a little off when it was converted to flash. To see the original director's intent, follow the link to Vimeo and download the original .mov file
In Mid-August I got the idea for the punchline of this cartoon. I decided to challenge myself to animate the cartoon by the end of October, given its subject. I also wanted to make a minimalist cartoon without much in terms of a background.
While this short sets new standards for my animation, it's still not at the level I want to be at. However, given the limited time that I gave myself to work on this, I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. Out of those approximately 75 days, I've probably spent perhaps 20-30 nights working on this. The rest of the time life got in the way. I'm looking towards my next short, Sugar to be the biggest step in my evolution as an animator.
3D modeling software used to create the computer animation.
Video editing software used to edit the final video film
Used to record the voiceover
Operating system upon which all of the animation was begun.
Operating system upon which most of the animation was created and rendered. This is because my Windows computer is the only one with enough RAM to work on this project. (I went a little crazy on the polygon count on some of my models)
"Trick or Treat" is copyrighted (C)2007 to drop the bomb productions, Eric Mesa's studio. However, within his power of copyright, Eric Mesa licenses "Trick or Treat" under the Creative Commons ShareAlike-Attribute-NoCommercial License. This means you are free to copy and share this movie with as many people as you want. In fact, I encourage it - it will make me more famous. q:o)
However, this license does not put the work into the Public Domain, you must follow the terms of the license. ShareAlike means that if you make a derivative work based upon my movie (colloquially known as a mashup) you must also share that work under the same license. No taking advantage of my sharing and then not sharing yourself. Attribution means that you must always credit me as the creator of "Trick or Treat". If you change it, you are entitled to credit yourself, but you must credit me as the provider of the original footage. Finally, NoCommercial - it's pretty simple. You are not allowed to make money off of this short film. You may give it away for free, but you may not make money. If you wish to make money off the film, you may contact me and we can arrange proper terms.