Get plugged into Anna also known as Dream Buscuit, an amazing anmator, video artist out of LA who is behind some of today’s animation with artists like lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Kembe X and more. Raking in over 50 million views on her annimation, this new age digital artist is unstopable! read below to find out why.
My dad is an animator and videographer and I’m grateful to say that my parents gave me the tools and freedom to create art at a young age. I started using photoshop/GarageBand/iMovie to make silly projects and short films in high school.
I studied TV production at Indiana University and took an inspiring video art class where I started experimenting more with animating.
It opens up so many opportunities- I’m relentlessly inspired by music, everything I create has been influenced by music in some way. Being able to visually express how music feels is euphoric! It also has inspired me to create more music myself in response to visuals I’ve made over time.
Walk us through your process when taking on new projects or working with new artists?
I usually take time to listen to the artist’s music to feel out their vibe/type of expression. I ask what sort of visual comes to their mind when they hear the music, and find a way to mix that with what I see in my head. Colors also really influence how a message is received and I take them into great consideration. I arrange the ideas into a digital mood board and dive in from there.
What are some of the different forms of mixed media that you do?
I mainly create 2D digital vector animations and often use a frame-by-frame method called rotoscoping. I also make stop-motion animations using clay, paint, collages and assorted craft store items. While it’s awesome to edit high-quality footage, I love working with rough cell phone video too.
Dreams, patterns in nature, music, cinema, internet/meme-culture, psychedelics, humor, compassion, surrealism, meditation, psychology, illusion, outer space.
I often ask artists if they have specific meaningful pictures/images already in mind that they want me to incorporate, and build around that. Every artist is truly so unique so it usually isn’t difficult to customize. I also try to change it up often & not stick to one style for too long.
I get a lot of requests for animated visualizers, music videos, album cover artwork, and lyric videos.
The Beatles, Grimes, Kali Uchis, Nadia Lee Cohen, Tierra Whack, Regina Spektor, Salvador Dali, Animal Collective, Beach House, OK Go, Pink Floyd, Tim and Eric, Yayoi Kusama,
I’ve been working on a music project called Glitches with plenty of wild visualizers—I’m excited to be releasing that soon. I like the freedom of not being restricted to one art form, and the opportunity to make vivid dreams come to life.