At some point in the process of making his mural animation, Jeremy Fish was going to have to go to summer school — the Brady Baltezore School — where he would learn about all the advantages of Adobe’s latest updates to Creative Cloud.
Let’s back up a second and introduce Brady Baltezore. “Baltezore is a designer with a deep knowledge of the ins and outs of Adobe programs, but on this animation project, he’s better known as Fish’s technical guru.” When we first kicked off this Juxtapoz × Adobe–produced series of videos to document the making of Fish’s animated mural, this was the working concept: What if Fish took his 100 drawings — relating not only his history but also a special story about San Francisco — and created an animation that could be projected in a public space in the city for passersby to see as part of a moving-mural experience? It turns out Fish needed help; he needed Baltezore to show him how these drawings could be brought into Adobe Creative Cloud and then shared as a collaborative project using Adobe Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, After Effects CC, and the new Ink & Slide.
In this video we spend time at Baltezore’s studio as he explains how he took a collection of Fish’s 11×14-inch drawings and brought them into various Adobe programs to convert the works into one continuous animation. Baltezore gives step-by-step instructions on how he made these static images move.
For the next month on Juxtapoz.com, we’ll be documenting the process of Jeremy Fish and his friends as they build this animated experience through a collaborative process on Adobe Creative Cloud. Stay tuned for more videos, and see Fish’s new show at FFDG in San Francisco on August 15, 2014.