These are some screenshots from an animation project we did that revolved around lip sync. The idea was, that we listened to this short piece of dialogue taken from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (although we didn't know where it was from at the time), and created our own characters and environment for the conversation to be happening between/in, and then we worked on the technical task of matching up our characters' acting and lip movements to the exact timing of the sound-clip, then combined the two (and yeah, it was as much of a headache as it sounds XD XD).
My teachers had been nagging me to stop with the anime influenced stuff for a while, and go with something less realistic, and more bizzare... so I got pissed off and decided to do a ragged aviator flying on the wing of a giant manta ray over a city of ice. They loved it ¬_¬ (just to piss them off I got the insipration for the giant manta ray from one of my fav anime classics 'doomed megalopolis').
The city is actually CGI, created in 3D studio max, and the characters are animated traditionally in pencil and coloured in photoshop. The characters and the environment were put together in after effects.
My hosting is playing up at the moment, but as soon as I sort it out, I'll repost this deviation with a link to the animation itself!
*EDIT* Hey! My hosting is finally back up! You can download the full animation at [link]
Please let me know what you think!