Wacom interviews The Norm creator Michael Jantze about his process of animating The Norm and posting them on YouTube.
What are the tools and software you use to create The Norm and edit it for YouTube?
I’m still drawing on paper. I use a printer’s card stock similar to Bristol or Bristol (honestly, whatever is available). I pencil and ink on paper, color the scanned image in Adobe Photoshop and then put it to production in Adobe After Effects. It’s at those stages the Wacom Cintiq comes into play. I’ve set a goal to finish the color and production work in no more than an hour each. I don’t want the experience for the viewer/reader to get too close to animation or even motion. I’m relying on the gag to be funny and choosing the transitions and sound effects to add to the reader’s experience.