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How I’m Making the Best of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020

I’m back with another animated prank ! This week I called up a Walmart as Buk Lau pretending to be a crazed stalker who fell madly in love with one of the employees. If you haven’t seen it yet make sure you check it out here:

Walmarts are BY FAR one of my favorite businesses to prank because of all the crazy characters that work there. In fact, Walmart calls have been a staple of the channel since I first started posting on YouTube way back in 2008. If you want to take a trip down memory lane check out these OG walmart calls in the links below:

It’s been a long time since I posted an animation. The reason for this is because animations take a really long time to produce, and they demand a lot of resources. 

BUT since like most of you - I’m sitting at home quarantined with nowhere to go, I’ve decided to ramp up my efforts with a team of animators to produce more animated content. 

To show you some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making these animations, I wanted to share some background and character sketches that were prepared for this most recent animation. 

Here you can see a stock photo of a walmart that was used to sketch the background when Buk walks into the store … 

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This background is then sketched ...

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And colored and layered for the animation ...

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We even went as far as making this a sliding glass door instead, so we could animate it to actually open up as Buk approaches it to enter the store. If you’re familiar with Adobe Photoshop, the “sliding” part of the door had to be separated on its own layer to accomplish this. By being on it’s own layer, the animator is able to freely move both sides to simulate the left and right “opening”

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An important part of any animation is story-boarding. Here we develop ideas for gags,  cut-scenes and reactions that will enhance the jokes in the raw audio … 

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And since you’re here (AND you took the time to read the entire blog post ! ) I might as well give you a sneak peak of some character sketches for an upcoming animation that I’m SUPER excited about. 

Yasmin, who will be featured in the next animated prank, is a girl eagerly awaiting a call from manager Abdo at “za Chicken Filet” for a job interview …  ( notice how 8 different mouths have to be sketched for the different vowels and consonants) 

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To make sure that you don’t miss out on any of these upcoming animations, make sure you subscribe to my channel with notifications on. 

 

PS. If you enjoyed seeing all this bonus content, let me know in the comments section of the  youtube video (link) . It’s the only way to let ME and other OP fans know that you appreciate this behind-the-scenes content. And it really fires me up to see your feedback !


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