Midnight Waltz was a 2D hand-drawn animation project, done by team Dead Penguin Society. I was responsible for VFX, clean up, compositing, sound Editing, and miscellaneous concepts.
Crowd Character Thumbnails 1
We were exploring different styles for the character.
Crowd Character Thumbnails 2
Storyboard and main characters
Initial idea of how Gaston and Louise started out the chaos.
Prop concept exploration and different ideas for the food cart.
Practicing and designing some FX animations.
Concept for the banquet table filled with yummy food.
I particularly like this scene where I added the blush effect (that wasn't initianlly in the script) and played around with timing to enhance the animator's work.
I animated the cart!
This wasn't the hardest scene to animate, but definitely the most complicated one for me, with over ten layers of animation happening simultaneously. Also it was weirdly satisfying hitting those helpless crowd with a food cart....
More cart scene!
Dead Penguin Society's Team Members:
Assistant FX Animator
Assistant Character Animator