This is the second in a series of animated adaptations of palindrome comics drawn by me and written by my son Ben. Created in Adobe After Effects.
This one was trickier to create than the previous video, with a lot more moving parts, including blinking eyes, a mirrored video layer, and buzzing bees. In order to keep all the bees and their flapping sets of wings straight, I named each of them, which is an old animator's trick. Take a bow, Cheryl, Derek, Trevor, Lynn, & Kevin! l named the monkeys Abe & Dotty. That's my voice, slightly sped up, saying Dotty's line.
Ben, by the way, returned to Portland yesterday, which is coincidentally the 25th anniversary of the day Eve & l moved into this house. Ben's company has let their employees know that they won't be reopening their offices in San Francisco for at least another year. Ben is giving up his San Francisco apartment, but will continue to work remotely from the attached apartment in our house for the foreseeable future. Welcome back, Ben!