My first taste of creating animation was way back in 1995 when I became a participant of the Student Animation Workshop (SAW) held by the Detroit Area Film & Television (DAFT) group. My first short staring a character of my creation, “Ballistic Kitty” because a animated short and was nominated for Best of Show at the during the Student Artist of Michigan Film Festival.
Ballistic Kitty continues to be my personal mascot when it comes to learning animation techniques. Here are a couple of examples from my days teaching myself Macromedia Flash MX 2004.
Ballistic Kitty introduces himself, a test in adding audio, an interactive button and lip-syncing. A real fun learning experience!