Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Spontaneous Combustion!

Little characters I made a couple years ago. He might remind you of the minions from Despicable Me which came out shortly after I finished this.( Hollywood is always stealing ideas.) Anyways the little scientist guy is having a little trouble with some spontaneous combustion. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Heavy Explosives

Here's a little animation I did last year. It was supposed to be just an effect test, but knowing me I took it a little too far. But I had fun and I really like the smoke in this one. Makes me think of old Mike Judge and Bill Plympton. Anyways enjoy the .gif and if you know anyone looking to hire a good effects animator send 'em my way. haha....

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Other blog

Hey Guys, just made a new tumblr. It's basically the same thing, but on tumblr. Follow me! Tumblr

I think it's about time I share these

I feel like I haven't made anything in a while so I thought I'd share a couple photos from earlier in the year. These were made with plexi and ink on a light table and photographed with a macro lens. Some of these were photos I used for my postcards during the Senior Exhibition show at MIAD. I'm working on my demo reel so I'll have that done soon hopefully. I'm coloring a lot of old animation frames so it's pretty time consuming, so I'll give you these while you impatiently wait for me to release new content. (yeah right)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Disslide video

Disslide from Paul Rabe on Vimeo.
Working on an idea. Panning around a single image file while adding a turbulent displace effect in After Effects. Let me know what ya think!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

So Far, So Close video

So Far, So Close from Paul Rabe on Vimeo.
So Far, So Close was an attempt to create a visual piece that felt both astronomical and microscopic. I created the imagery using ink and plexiglass layered on top of each other. The depth it created was surprising! Once I was done filming I was going over the footage and found that as beautiful and captivating as these environments were, needed a subject. That's where the animations came into play. The childlike drawings are very humorous against the cosmic backgrounds.I wanted my drawings to interact with the space and give a reason for the movement on screen. I also see them as little characters floating through these spaces. While you are watching, imagine yourself to be an observer, not necessarily looking for a beginning and an end, but simply looking through a telescope (or a microscope!) on a distant world yet to be discovered. Enjoy!

Saatchi Portfolio

Finished uploading a few of my figure drawings from the past year. If you are interested in purchasing any click here