Alex Broskow: Rotoscoping by Shea Hardacre

Alex Broskow: Rotoscoping by Shea Hardacre

5 second animation utilizing rotoscoping techniques. 12 fps drawn on a tablet and assembled with Adobe Photoshop.

Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films (Wikipedia).

Clips taken from the Valo4Life Alex Broskow Promo Edit:

More Media: Alex Broskow | Valo 4life.

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  • Shea Hardacre

    I really appreciate the post guys! I never thought Id receive any attention for this, but Im way stoked about it! This project was very rushed and now I wish I made it so much better. Be on the look out for more rollerblading animations throughout the next few years!

  • Bugsie

    Make a whole section! That would be cool.

  • neko

    a whole section … frame by frame ! it would be colossal …

  • Bruh bruh

    Sick animation mane, this is like that one movie made with rotoscoping

  • Awesome

    Good stuff. Although Rotoscoping is a fancy word for “tracing”, the amount of work that goes into every second (12fps, meaning 12 drawings for just 1 second of animation) is a huge undertaking. It shows a lot of commitment to Animation, and the subject being rollerblading, shows your commitment to the sport.

    Great job Shea!! Keep it up.

    ps – the Tshirt mask you used for those tye-dye shirts Broskow wears is an awesome way to achieve that effect. Thumbs up dude.

  • Anonymous

    Make a cartoon!!

  • Anonymous

    What’s the song please???

  • I Think This Might Go Without Saying

    but…. This shit would be awesome as part of a solid/major video (for rollerblading that is…. like the new GC vid or an AJ flick).

  • Paul

    loved the short clip!

    I liked the fidelity of brosky’s movement (the last 180 after rolling away from the sould grind was exactly how he does it).

    goood stuff!

  • GL-Joe

    Shit looks nice. I did a full section with the help of friends back in the day. shit almost a decade ago. lol. check it here.
    11:20 seconds.

  • Anonymous

    Great edit man.

  • deubeul


    thanks for the link, your video is…. amazing!!!
    huge work!! huge props!
    i wish i saw it when back in the days!

  • Shea Hardacre

    YO JOE! Im a student at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, Im so stoked to hear you dig this man! I hate to sound like a fan boy, but your one of my favorite cinematographers. Hit me up if you ever want animation work on an edit or something, Id love to collaborate or whatever. I ride and make fixed gear freestyle edits too, check it out!

    I ALSO WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT PROPS. The positivity in rollerblading is unlike anything in the world. I promise to make more of these when I have the time.