(People’s Choice – Flash Forward, San Francisco 2007)
This is my favourite project to date. It was an experiment in site traffic where I thought that releasing something new EVERY day without skipping a beat would bring in loads of traffic. Along with it would come AdSense revenue.
The experiment failed miserably because 1 month isn’t long enough to increase traffic. The idea was that at least one of the thirty would go viral, but that wasn’t to be. I concluded that visitor numbers to a site increase over a much longer period and if I had created a 365 Shorts in 365 Days, it may have paid off more handsomely.
Even so, this is the most fun I’ve ever had with animation and don’t regret it one bit. Some of these are my proudest moments in visual gags.
How it worked: each of these was written and animated entirely in a single day. In most cases, around 6 hours. I had a list of ideas and each night, I’d write one on the page, think about it for a bit, then animate it in the morning. Sound effects were recorded and added on the same day, before finally uploading it to the site.