Bitmap Animation (JibJab)


JIBJAB MEDIA gained widespread notoriety for its election year shorts “This Land” and “Good to be in DC”, which featured George W. Bush and John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential campaign and were viewed online more than 80 million times.

The JibJab team uses both Photoshop and Flash to create the majority of their animation, and the process involves sketching, photography, Photoshop collage and, of course, Flash animation. In this tutorial, you’ll be instructed on how to make a President Bush dance cycle. You’ll need a photo of President Bush’s head, a camera and an understanding of tweens, guide layers and the basics ...

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