NWEA bus stop

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I had this crazy-long interview process with NWEA (North West Education something something) for a job. Part of the process was coming up with an animation that they'd give you the criteria for and you'd have a couple days to do it. Once I got the info it took me about 8 hours to come up with this.

The description read ..

  • A school-age child wearing a backpack, walking to a bus stop.
  • The animation should be no longer than 15 seconds in length.

In some cases I like it when I'm not given too much, this was one of those cases. So I sat down sketched up a character then broke him apart in a manner I figured would be easy to animate. It's been a long time since I've animated a character walking through a scene, at least in 2-D. I'm not sure if there's an easier way to do it, but I ended up animating everything and then animating certain MCs from side to side to simulate a camera pan. And then throwing some blur in there for DOF. All in all, for 8 hours I think it came out pretty well.