Sunday, April 03, 2011


I made this last night while I was waiting for a movie to download. In case you're wondering it took about 2 and a half hours to do, it was done in flash with a quick after effects pass. The blurry background is the exterior of Perth train station, although that has completely changed now.

It is an animation of one of my fears, 'the automated ticket gates'. I get super nervous every time I go through them that this might happen..... and it has happened. So that makes me more anxious.

I have another animation that I've been trying to finish but it depends if I can get all my work done this morning. It feels good to finish an animation, even if it is a silly one.


cleggy said...

haha, awesome reaction! I have a similar (some may call it irrational) fear of mechanized rotating doors at big buildings. They freak me out and always seem to be going too fast.

Timothy Merks said...

haha yeah. I totally time my breathing to the turns before jumping in.

Oh this animation has made the situation worse, I ended up buying a ticket for my trip home so I wouldnt have to go through these gates