Dancing Drummer

Dancing Drummer at Berklee Valencia

#57 of my #100videoclips project is a dancing drummer animated gif.

It is based on one of the many silhouettes of musicians gracing the walls of the Berklee Valencia campus. Every time I see this one (and many of the others), I think it should be moving, so I decided to try to do something about it.

Berklee Valencia silhouettes
Just a few of the Berklee Valencia shadow musicians

Thanks to After Effects and the puppet tool*, I was able to get this guy grooving. He starts out in kind of an awkward pose, but I think this should loosen up his joints a little.

* I was helped by another fine tutorial by Surfaced Studio, in this case specifically about the Puppet tool: