I've been thinking for a little while now that animating a balloon character would be fun. It'd really let you concentrate on expression and line of movement.
I quickly animated this during lunchtime and did a batch process with photoshop on the balloon layer. Compositing had to wait till after work.
What I found surprisingly emotive was the silly little knot at the end of the balloon.
On a slightly related but kinda not note, the RMIT BA-AIM graduate screening was tonight. (that link is to the graduation of a couple of years back. But you get the idea.)
Holy crap-spackle! Some of the animators coming up through that place have me worried for my future employment.
If I can ever find some of the animations I saw tonight on the internet, you can be sure I'll post them here. There was one where a character fluidly did her makeup and fixed her hair WITH HER FEET! It blew my tiny little mind.
Hope everyone's having a great evening,