The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Daniel Savage has given new life to a neglected children’s story-book tale, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by animating it with micro-animations and motion-comics techniques…

There must be quite a few children’s picture books around, long out-of-print or neglected, that could be brought back to life as similarly animated ebooks?

4 thoughts on “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

  1. This “micro animation” (did you coin that term for this use?) is very interesting. For several years I have been toying with the idea of making something similar, with some old open-source materials. But I know nothing about it? For example, how it is related to motion-comics, dis motion comics ever take off, how it is related to new potentially big markets like Android or iPhone gadgets, is all this old news and I am living in a cave? Is there a world outside my cave? If you find some time for further investigations, I will have ears bigger than a cave…

  2. Yes, I coined ‘micro animation’, so far as I know (although I may have read it elsewhere and then forgotten it).

    Reallusion is reportedly working on a motion-comics version of CrazyTalk Animator. Yes, there is a potentially big market in iPad / Kindle Fire apps that are essentially animated ebooks. Have a listen to the eBook Ninjas podcast http://ebookninjas.com/ to get a feel for the market for ebook production services.

  3. Thanks. I have a habit of naming things around me, for example, my two main computers are ‘Spencer’ and ‘Tracy’. My alarm clock is ‘Shut Up, Quasimodo’. Now I will name compass I got for last birthday after you.🙂

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