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Rules of Life – Sitcom Titles

2012 // Titles, Digital 2D, Traditional 2D

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Dir: Tom Sanders


What is the film about?

I had the great opportunity to create and direct some titles for upcoming sitcom pilot Rules of LIfe. Animating a day in the life of hapless main character of Stan, it was produced using hand drawn techniques and edited it After Effects. Why can’t they animate the whole sitcom I wonder? Hope you enjoy.

What influenced it?

My major influence is hand drawn animation from the golden era of Disney and it has progressed from there. I really like rough drawings of the great masters hence why I keep my construction lines in

A little background information...

A friend of mine, Luke Butler, had directed this great comedy sitcom pilot and asked me to produce the titles for it. He let me have full creative reign so I was quick to say yes! The rest is history as they say

How was the film made?

It was created using traditional hand drawn techniques. Animation paper, a lightbox and boxes of pencils. This was then scanned and coloured in Photoshop and comped in After Effects.

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@themooks @skwigly Yeah! That's when it becomes << actual magic >>
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@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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