I just wanted to share a fantastic project that my colleague at Newcastle University, Jane Shadbolt, put together for her animation students. Each student had 52 frames of the Taylor Swift song "Shake it Off" to animate, and together they produced 2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped animation. Needless to say this has been a huge hit on social media and a great boon, (631,35 views and counting) to the University and the students themselves.
"The students really got into the process," said Jane Shadbolt, Lecturer in the School of Design, Communication and IT. "Some of them loved the song, and others hated it – but all of them were able to bring their own unique interpretation to it. It's a great way to get a feel for how animation is put together from thousands of frames and get a feel for how movement happens on screen."
It's really cool check it out!