"RUN" was an attempt to create an animated short film to the music of Outkast using only 14 drawings.
The character run cycle was created with 14 frames drawn with a Cintiq using FLASH CS3. Drawing with the Cintiq allowed me draw rough and focus on finding the fluidity of the motion.
Working in Flash made it possible to create a Symbol out of those 14 rough sketches, which I could then duplicate, rotate,enlarge, reduce and multiply. I could even start and stop the run on any frame at anytime. To choose the music, the run cycle was looped against a variety songs to find a rythmn that matched the motion. Once the match was made, the song dictated the manipulation of the animation.
Hope you enjoy it. ...and that OUTKAST doesn't sue me.
Design, Animation: Mike Owens