"It's Alive" Original Animation
These are some of the scenes animated way back when I first started on this film in about 1989.

I used the animation here as a basis for the computer animated run cycle for Igor.

All the animation here is on "two's", meaning, there are two frames for every drawing for a total of 12 drawings per second.

Click on the controls to view the animation
This was all drawn on paper and then scanned into the computer. I used Photoshop to color the drawings and then imported them into a program called RETAS. It's an animation compositing/rendering software that is quite easy to work with. I then exported the animation as a Quicktime movie.

The animation has a neat feel to it but I think that ultimately, the computer version is much better.

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