Category: Animation

Interview – Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum

Posted: 12 May, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation

This week, Fran and I were interviewed for the Frenzer Foreman Animation forum. I just listened to the episode, and I was surprised to learn that Fran and I sound totally different. Nobody ever told me that we don’t have twin voices! Also, I goofed on the identity of Baby Bear’s puppeteer. Sorry, Baby Bear. [...]

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Miles Kurosky – Dog in a Burning Building

Posted: 19 February, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation, Miles Kurosky Video

A music video that Fran and I made for Miles Kurosky is up on the internet this week. Hooray! I can finally show you all some pictures and video! Amid Amidi did a ‘lil writeup on Cartoon Brew over here: Cartoon Brew Fran is a big Beulah fan, so when we made The Upstate Four [...]

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Sundance Channel – Mondays Interstitial Animation

Posted: 26 January, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sundance - Mondays, Animation

Here’s the finished project for which I made all of those cardboard props! Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata helped take the pixellated photos of the props and costumes, and even helped out by wearing them. When I brought everything into After Effects, I had to scale Max and Ru horizontally to make them chubby enough [...]

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Sundance Channel – Mondays Interstitial – Props

Posted: 12 January, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sundance - Mondays, Animation

I’m making an interstitial for the Sundance Channel. All of the spots are themed to days of the week, and I was chosen for “Monday.” I’ll be using these props and costume pieces to make a short segment where a grandfather clock character steals peoples’ timepieces. I made most of the items out of scraps [...]

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Southies – Backgrounds

Posted: 1 May, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation, Southies

Here’s some concept backgrounds for a Clambake Animation Studio pilot called “Southies.”

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Black Sabbath – Animation Project

Posted: 1 January, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Black Sabbath, Animation

Christy Karacas organized a few albums worth of animation to go with Black Sabbath’s first three releases. For mine, I rotoscoped an old Muppet commercial for LaChoy noodles with a new set of characters.

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The Feral Kids

Posted: 26 July, 2006-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Feral Kids, Animation

In 2006, I put a pitch together about some kids who wandered off into the woods and went feral.

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Robot Dance Party

Posted: 6 April, 2006-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation, Robot Dance Party

I made this cartoon with my brother Fran Krause over the course of a weekend. It won an award at the ASIFA animation festival for the sound.

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Pioneer Commercial

Posted: 13 January, 2003-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation, Pioneer Commercial

I did 3D animation for this stereo commercial (using Cinema 4D) which was directed by my ‘ol friend Mike Overbeck.

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Superjail – Cold Blooded

Posted: 12 June, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Superjail!, Animation-Tags: willkrause, flash, Superjail!

I had some fun with the newspaper headlines on this one.  

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Superjail – Time Police

Posted: 7 May, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

I did some character design for a change – the cave painting versions of the Superjail staff.  

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Superjail – Mr. Grumpy-Pants

Posted: 27 March, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

Chinatown was so much fun to draw!!  

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Superjail – Terrorarium

Posted: 14 February, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

The jungle plants and giant bugs were plenty of fun to draw.  

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Superjail – Don’t be a Negaton

Posted: 12 January, 2008-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

Refrencing Peter Max and Miyazaki in one episode? Hooray!  

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Superjail – Ladies Night

Posted: 25 December, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

Spaceships! Also, the buildings in the far background that look a little like hamster habitats are fun to make up.  

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Superjail – Dream Machine

Posted: 10 November, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

My favorite part about drawing backgrounds for this episode was hiding a drawing of my car with a portly bikini girl on the hood in the middle of the drug trip scene!  

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Superjail – Combaticus

Posted: 17 October, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

The carvings on the temple walls of the Combaticus episode are some of the most fun drawings from my time working on Superjail.  

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Superjail – Superbar

Posted: 3 September, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Superjail!, Animation

I drew backgrounds for the pilot and first season of Superjail. I especially liked hiding junk on the walls of the bar for “Superbar.”  

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The Upstate Four – Cartoon Network

Posted: 12 July, 2007-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Upstate Four, Animation-Tags: willkrause, cartoon network, flash

The Upstate Four is a pilot that I created for Cartoon Network with my brother Fran Krause.  We were involved in all aspects of the project from writing, design and storyboarding to color, animation, and sound. We made the cartoon in New York, and managed to finish the project without outsourcing any of the animation. […]

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Superjail – Pilot Episode

Posted: 31 December, 2006-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Superjail!-Tags: willkrause, flash, Superjail!

My favorite part of working on the pilot for Superjail was when Christy took my suggestion that the dead monkey should have broken glass stuck in it after bouncing off a table-full of broken glass.  

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2005 OIAF Signal Film

Posted: 16 September, 2005-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Animation, Ottawa Signal Film-Tags: willkrause, Animation, ottawa

After persistently asking the festival director for several years, he finally agreed to let me make a signal film for the Ottawa International Animation Festival. I wrote, directed, and designed the piece, as well as making the soundtrack. I was helped out by a whole bunch of friendly volunteer animators: Fran Krause, Max Porter, Sean [...]

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Utica Cartoon

Posted: 13 July, 2001-Likes: 0-Comments: 3-Categories: Animation, Utica Cartoon-Tags: willkrause, cartoon network, fran

Utica Cartoon was my first professional animation project, and possibly my last chance to produce a traditionally-animated cartoon for television. Fran and I left New York City (where we were living in a basement) to go to Providence for the production of Utica Cartoon. Not only was rent cheaper, but we also scored Mike Overbeck […]

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