Page-A-Day Flip Book – finished!

Page-A-Day FlipbookAt the beginning of last year, I started my Page-A-Day Flip Book, and I’m happy to say it’s finally finished! The aim of the project was to draw one page every day, and see where it led. Although I missed a few weeks here and there, I managed to keep it going all year, and finally finished it up last month.

The project had its challenges. For one thing, if a flip book gets too long, it becomes hard to flip. This animation filled three tablets, so I could never see how the entire thing looked. I also made a rule that I could only draw one page at a time, so I didn’t do any keyframing or storyboarding. And I didn’t allow myself to go back and change drawings, other than minor cleanup. This made it difficult to control timing, but it was a great challenge.

I photographed each page with a digital camera and assembled the images in Flash before exporting as a Quicktime. I worked out music on the ukulele that would fit the piece, and put it all together. It was a fun project, and I hope you enjoy watching it!


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18 Responses to Page-A-Day Flip Book – finished!

  1. I love this! So whimsical and fun. Your year of work really paid off.

  2. Wonderful! Fantastic! Thanks!

  3. Abigail says:

    Holy Toledo, this looks awesome! And the music fits perfectly.

  4. Diandra Mae says:

    You are so stinkin’ talented, it’s ridiculous. That music was perfect, and the story of the boy’s journeys was whimsical and sweet. Way to go, John!

  5. Jim Hill says:

    Wow – very cool project and a great looking piece at the end.

  6. john mcgowan says:

    Way to go John! It came out spectacular!!

  7. Hannah French says:

    I love how it turned out!! It looks so great. I want to make one now!

  8. Spectrum Mom says:

    So amazing! Thank you for the gift.

  9. I *love* this. Wow, what a project. And…you play UKELELE?!??

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  11. Tara Lazar says:

    It’s WONDERFUL! I was smiling through the whole thing, and that’s my highest compliment!

  12. Wow! This is wonderful John! And the music is perfect! Great work!

  13. This is great!!! Congratulations!!! I enjoyed a lot watchig it, listening to your wonderful ukulele and also your sharing of the process 🙂

  14. Nina Crittenden says:

    Pretty cool to think you created this bit by bit… So wonderful!

  15. John says:

    Thanks everybody! All this positive feedback is really inspiring, and I definitely plan to do more animation in the future.

  16. Gina says:

    Wow. This is amazing, John. My son and I enjoyed watching this a few times over. 🙂