Midweek Motivations: Konee Rok, Character Animator, The City, Free Puppets

Konee Rok interview with Okay Samurai

If you are not familiar with director/animator Konee Rok, you’ve probably seen some of his work, especially if you’re a fan of hip hop/rap. In the past, he directed music videos for both Raekwon and Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest.

In his most recent project, Konee used Adobe Character Animator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro “The City” on a music video for DJ Aktive ft. Common, Freeway, Bri Steves, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Scroll down to watch “The City”, and a few other of Konee’s animated pieces. He’s such a creative and talented animator.

Adobe Character Animator Interview: Konee Rok

Dave Werner is on the Adobe Character Animator team and has a fantastic YouTube channel called OkaySamurai. In this interview, Konee breaks down some of his processes. He explains how he modified the walk behavior for the hand animations. He also talks about how he created a neon sign with shattering glass.

Plus he has a free puppet for Adobe Character Animator! Scroll down for Konee Rok’s free puppets.

Download Konee’s free puppets  Konee Rok’s website

DJ Aktive – The City ft. Common, Freeway, Bri Steves, DJ Jazzy Jeff

Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest) | “Dear Dilla”

I love the stop motion in this video. Super cool.

Musiq Soulchild x Kindred Presents | “Train Your Ear” | Animated by Konee Rok

DJ Jazzy Jeff | “It’s June Already” | Animation by Konee Rok

Yep, it is June already!

JumpinGenres | “Electronic Indian Jazz” | Animated by Konee Rok

Avery*Sunshine | “I Got Sunshine” | Animated by Konee Rok

See more of his work on the Konee Rok YouTube channel.


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Posted by Michele Yamazaki