December 23, 2012

Fester's Christmas Fiasco

Merry Christmas everybody! Here's a special gift for Fester fans.

This one's a bit rough, but that's because I only started working on it about three weeks ago.
At the beginning of the month, I started toying with the idea of doing a Christmas short. I knew I'd have to keep it simple and economical, which is why it's mostly dialogue-based. I didn't spend as much time on the story as I usually do, because I wanted to jump into animating as soon as possible. It's a bit disjointed because of that, and some of the animation is choppy and wonky, but overall I'm just relieved that I got it done in time.

I have to thank my amazing friends Ashley Vanchu and Jen Schollen for stepping in to colour some of the backgrounds, because without their help I wouldn't have been able to finish it until after the 25th, and nobody wants to watch a Christmas special on Boxing Day.


Bruce Walker said...

Hey Aaron! Don't take this the wrong way, but this is a great piece, and IMHO one of your absolute best. I'm not seeing roughness or choppiness. What I see is very humorous, well-paced, and well written. Perhaps because of your short deadline, it has stronger sense of coherence and flow for me than some previous works.

I was entertained from start to finish and LOLed several times -- more than can be said for a few recent DVDs I've viewed.

Aaron Long said...

Hey Bruce, thanks so much! I'll take that as a compliment rather than a knock at the older ones. Hopefully it's just due to me getting better at it as I go.

Izak van Langevelde said...

I want a Fester Boxing Day Special...