How I Animated This Video

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  1. Joel Haver

    Joel HaverMonth ago

    Thank you so much for half a million subscribers. I hope this video strikes a balance between helpful and entertaining. I encourage everyone with the faintest interest in animation to try out this process, it's really fun and unique. It's okay to steal my style outright, imitation is flattery and the greatest jumping off point for finding your own style. Links in the description to everything you'll need! Much love

  2. Roost3r OSRS

    Roost3r OSRS7 hours ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this i love your outlook an how you shared your process.

  3. Kenneth Evan

    Kenneth Evan7 hours ago

    @Kamari Royce I will try it out right now. Seems good so far :)

  4. Kamari Royce

    Kamari Royce7 hours ago

    Dunno if anyone gives a damn but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girlfriends Instagram account using Instaportal. Just google for it :D

  5. Death The Conqueror

    Death The Conqueror9 hours ago

    wait so... almost another half a million in 1 month? congrats

  6. Bastian Carrasco

    Bastian CarrascoDay ago

    I love you man

  7. SonOf McGringus

    SonOf McGringus57 minutes ago

    Tbh the humor is so fantastic the medium barely matters. It adds to the charm though.

  8. nowornever

    noworneverHour ago

    Is it possible to animate someone like this while they turn around 360 degrees?

  9. Gynn462

    Gynn4622 hours ago

    I cant even use my phone properly but now I know

  10. Belle B

    Belle B2 hours ago

    I love your last point about art technology. 100000%

  11. Christopher Janaro

    Christopher Janaro3 hours ago

    It's incredibly cool of you to share your technique. Thank you!

  12. GhosTheBoy

    GhosTheBoy4 hours ago

    cool vid

  13. HA.HA. GoodMeme

    HA.HA. GoodMeme5 hours ago

    each file needs its own folder? ez, hire a programmer

  14. Patrick Touma

    Patrick Touma5 hours ago

    I love you

  15. SHADOMEGA7569

    SHADOMEGA75695 hours ago

    5:18 "it's like a cheat code" im already seeing it for a video "NPCs when cheat codes are activated"

  16. RainAngel111

    RainAngel1115 hours ago


  17. Your Baby Daddy’s Worst Nightmare

    Your Baby Daddy’s Worst Nightmare6 hours ago

    I would like to see like eyes and mouth like cropped from the original and layered on top for like intense parts nah mean? Like when sponging looks real for a second idk what I’m talking about

  18. Thomas McIntyre

    Thomas McIntyre7 hours ago

    When you said Juj-juju blue blue flew flew I just about died.

  19. Roost3r OSRS

    Roost3r OSRS7 hours ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this i love your outlook an how you shared your process.

  20. Comrade Marxalo

    Comrade Marxalo7 hours ago


  21. Lamar Davis

    Lamar Davis8 hours ago

    His animated version looks a lot older then his real life one

  22. Hanako IsMyWaifu

    Hanako IsMyWaifu9 hours ago

    Remember the most important: ju-ju blu-blu flu-flu

  23. Ilius Black

    Ilius Black9 hours ago


  24. I.F.B/Colipto Dwite

    I.F.B/Colipto Dwite10 hours ago

    Best stuff yet. You should make them for [AS] - Adult🦎 Swim🌴. I would be coming from a hard🥵 day of work👨🏿‍🔧 and happy😊 to see this at 🌃 night🌉 just 😌 relaxed at my bed then go to 💤 sleep right after my midnight🌆 coffee☕ and 🥐toste🍞.

  25. MattD

    MattD10 hours ago


  26. Ren. _

    Ren. _10 hours ago

    dang it,u doing great job,master

  27. Ruben Zanzus

    Ruben Zanzus11 hours ago

    I was literally beginning to question how your animations were done. I saw some of the animations had this glitch effect, that already got me thinking some kind of AI and interpretation was used to make it, but wasn't too sure of it. The style is amazing and the glitches honestly add onto it, it makes it feel more unique in a way rather than just a smooth animation.

  28. SovietGoose

    SovietGoose12 hours ago

    im going to assume you cry a lot

  29. Kalle Ameln

    Kalle Ameln12 hours ago

    I wish you and Filmcow would do something together ❤

  30. panzerdriver

    panzerdriver12 hours ago

    I love this

  31. Chonchi

    Chonchi12 hours ago

    "Whatever this guy was" Love it!

  32. Caius Cosades

    Caius Cosades13 hours ago

    O loko teeko.

  33. Nauya

    Nauya13 hours ago

    Been seeing more people making videos in "Joel Haver" style now. It's great seeing it, but honestly? They lack the same humor you guys do, so while it looks kind of the same, they'll never replace your works. Keep on keepin on!

  34. Gabriel Haineault

    Gabriel Haineault13 hours ago

    What equipment do we actually need to create videos like this one I want to try but I'm not sure ahaha

  35. DanielAndDice

    DanielAndDice14 hours ago

    I have been wanting to do a project for my rpg group and this has helped so much!

  36. Howell Albert

    Howell Albert14 hours ago

    A king among men.. you're good deeds do not go unnoticed 🤣🤴🏼🤣

  37. adam power

    adam power14 hours ago

    Loved this

  38. TheDudeGuy

    TheDudeGuy14 hours ago

    Too long didn’t watch. Just going to assume you draw all the animations.

  39. Wecca

    Wecca14 hours ago

    You deserve every penny u get man i wouldnt have the patience for this

  40. Flick - Standoff BR

    Flick - Standoff BR15 hours ago

    Blublulbu floofooofofof

  41. Flick - Standoff BR

    Flick - Standoff BR15 hours ago

    Hahahaha why all u make sounds so hilarious. Isn't just a tutorial hahahaha really good

  42. Gumbly

    Gumbly20 hours ago

    Petition to give this style a nickname like "Haver's Technique" or something to give credit where credit is due

  43. Grandma and Tyrone

    Grandma and TyroneDay ago

    So I’m very confused, you make an animated version for every single frame? Or does emsynth automate it?

  44. VideoGamesHD2061

    VideoGamesHD2061Day ago

    Thumbnail looks like that one Diavolo scene...

  45. DJ_Waluigi_YT

    DJ_Waluigi_YTDay ago

    Normally things go from Cartoon to Live Action but you go from Live Action to Cartoon. Pretty cool and outside the box.

  46. Cognetus Melienius

    Cognetus MelieniusDay ago

    I think it's best if i just watch your normal videos

  47. AMajesticFreeman

    AMajesticFreemanDay ago

    I love these videos and I can't wait to try out your style!

  48. Josep Duran

    Josep DuranDay ago

    Bah I'm not impressed, I thought you hand painted each frame by hand like they did in Tron, this is cheating lol. Seriously, great job.

  49. krittin kovitvanichakanont

    krittin kovitvanichakanontDay ago

    The reason i click your video is the VHS effect. then i saw the animation and i dont know what the video is about i just wanna see more of this animation style

  50. Prakhar Paliwal

    Prakhar PaliwalDay ago

    Dude started an art movement with a mouse.

  51. Dark Jade18

    Dark Jade18Day ago

    I never new that they acted these

  52. Natan Peromingo de almeida

    Natan Peromingo de almeidaDay ago

    Too bad I can only give it one like..

  53. Ben Wiser

    Ben WiserDay ago

    If people could up vote this to hopefully let Joel see this, I think it could be really helpful. It looks like you could really speed up your workflow by using a tool like ffmpeg. That can automatically create the png frames for you, and also auto convert the png frames back into the video frames.

  54. L

    LDay ago

    Imagine breaking the game by yourself

  55. DomInator

    DomInatorDay ago

    I love your take on art. The world needs more people who think like that, it'd be a better place.

  56. Darren 0613

    Darren 0613Day ago

    Takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to putting each file and each image

  57. Wizardxeze

    WizardxezeDay ago

    So more keyframes better it will do but it takes much more time

  58. Antonio Rodriguez

    Antonio RodriguezDay ago

    Didnt expect him to turn into Peter kirpotkin in the end talkin bout how technology should be used to in a trade to make that trade easier like art and how the tools for art belong in the hands of all

  59. hiczok

    hiczokDay ago

    is that a playstation tv ?!

  60. bruh_moment _

    bruh_moment _Day ago

    And thus every youtuber on the internet had the power known only before by one man

  61. Angry Crafters

    Angry CraftersDay ago

    Personally, I would just draw every 200 frames or something, and draw the most accentuated animated frames as well. But I think that's what you did you just simplified the process

  62. Andrew Cundiff

    Andrew Cundiff2 days ago

    happier and with your mouth open

  63. Lorenzo Alfonsetti

    Lorenzo Alfonsetti2 days ago

    What I love the most about this movie director it is how he add a nice joo joo blu blu floo floo effect to his ideas

  64. HellFox

    HellFox2 days ago

    Almost doubled the subscribers within a month! Awesome , well deserved

  65. Yolo Swagger 6000

    Yolo Swagger 60002 days ago

    Alternate title: How to destroy your CPU and GPU in 2 seconds

  66. Anonymous One

    Anonymous One2 days ago

    Keep on grooving groover

  67. Cecilia Cole

    Cecilia Cole2 days ago

    youtube recommended this randomly. at first i read 2011 as the release date which made since to me, going off the video style, but this was just a few months ago lol. this animation looks really lifelike and interesting, thanks for showing!

  68. Jose Echevarria

    Jose Echevarria2 days ago

    If one day I stop being lazy, I may try doing this

  69. Mr Krimson

    Mr Krimson2 days ago

    This video itself, with video in video narrating and shit is so confusing alone. Impressive!

  70. MistarKrabss

    MistarKrabss2 days ago

    at first when I saw a video like this I thought it was some old adult swim video

  71. Jon

    Jon2 days ago

    I'm glad you and your work exist .

  72. potato salad

    potato salad2 days ago

    i am going to call this Havervision and i assume its how Joel sees the world

  73. Ded Dog

    Ded Dog2 days ago

    That’s awesome!! Really interesting may try it out sometime thank you so much for your content!

  74. Air Conditioner

    Air Conditioner2 days ago


  75. Theo I guess

    Theo I guess2 days ago

    Joel haver more like talent Haver. Sigh

  76. Saurabh Mehta

    Saurabh Mehta2 days ago

    Thanks mann Will try making some My drawing was horrible .. You give me hope Always wanted to animate but lacked some drawing skill . Feels like I can show my storytelling skills

  77. eljavidecuba

    eljavidecuba2 days ago

    I loved thia so much I'll need another tutorial on how to literally penetrate this video with my zeeenith!

  78. weeb lord

    weeb lord2 days ago

    1:28 im already impressed

  79. Warp Gate

    Warp Gate2 days ago

    You know for someone forever cursed to live in an anime, he really seems to be making the best of the situation

  80. Owie Boi

    Owie Boi2 days ago


  81. Vael S

    Vael S2 days ago

    Love ebsynth! I use it all the time for my animations

  82. David Him

    David Him3 days ago

    That sunset was amazing

  83. Qiom1

    Qiom13 days ago

    Thanks for the kind words, this was wildly wholesome and helped me feel a bit more motivated

  84. Diyan

    Diyan3 days ago

    Is this how also Ethereal Snake animate?

  85. Ace

    Ace3 days ago

    I love his animation style. It reminds me of Hotline Miami for some reason

  86. Dustin Provost

    Dustin Provost3 days ago

    he does it with a mouse he does it with a mouse he's too powerful

  87. L1ri0 4zu1

    L1ri0 4zu13 days ago

    I thought it was a filter and that was why some look very realistic and sometimes they suddendly get black eyes and mouth

  88. Luis Lebrón Aponte

    Luis Lebrón Aponte3 days ago

    I'm sorry, it gives it some _whAt_ ? XD

  89. abdullokh karimov

    abdullokh karimov3 days ago

    The intro sure is pretty POG ....hehe

  90. ScioTv

    ScioTv3 days ago

    How do you know how many shots you need?

  91. Sasa Strejcek

    Sasa Strejcek3 days ago

    your content gives me filmcow vibes

  92. 12:24 a.m.

    12:24 a.m.3 days ago

    I remember I saw your videos out of no where and gave you a watch and thought this was the apex of youtube animation. Your subs were relatively low and now look at you almost at 1 million keep up the good work man.

  93. Meep

    Meep3 days ago

    You have an accent.

  94. Webster

    Webster3 days ago

    Game changer

  95. Goofy

    Goofy3 days ago

    Dani reference?!?!

  96. 3

    33 days ago

    Only they can make a boring tutorial interesting

  97. Austin Zusi

    Austin Zusi3 days ago

    I would love to see the unedited versions of the animations like side by side it would be so great

  98. ComradeErik

    ComradeErik3 days ago

    I thought the smearing effect was on purpose as part of the aesthetic and not a glitch. You know as an animator as well I know animation takes a lot of effort but this is just going above and beyond!

  99. Zak Li

    Zak Li3 days ago

    I am poor, can I do this on gimp and SVP (pirated version) lol

  100. Wyatt Detherow

    Wyatt Detherow3 days ago

    so its rotoscope pretty much?

  101. CloudShifter

    CloudShifter3 days ago

    I originally thought that it was a simple rotoscoping animation but this hella more efficient though I guess can create some problems if you wanted characters moving here and there.

  102. Agreeance

    Agreeance3 days ago

    Wish I had that desk

  103. TheyNamedMePlayer

    TheyNamedMePlayer3 days ago

    Dang, 1 video must take up a bit of storage space eh?

  104. Kadatchi

    Kadatchi3 days ago

    Vtuber Origins: The prequel Coming soon to a theatre near you whenever they open again at this point

  105. SHADOMEGA7569

    SHADOMEGA75696 hours ago

    "coming to a streaming service on top of the 10 you already have"

  106. sixpar_

    sixpar_3 days ago

    bro, is this the playstation monitor?