Follow Beeple in this installment of The Creative Spark, as he creates his 2,090th Everyday and shares what he has learned over the years with this project. In the Extended Features, Beeple breaks down his projects and reveals the techniques behind his popular series of VJ clips—free short, animated, abstract visuals for VJs and creative professionals.
Skill Level Intermediate
(digital keyboard music) - [Voiceover] About six years ago I started doing Everyday Project. At the end of the year, I'd notice that I had gotten a lot better. I realized obviously this is a very good way to learn a bunch of different things, so I'd been doing it ever since. It helps me focus on just getting a little bit better each day. (jazz percussion) Each year, I sort of have a focus and I use that program in at least part of the process.
This one actually got started as a "Everyday" and I realized that if I'd moved the camera around and animated some of the things in the project that it could be a decent looking D.J clip. I'm trying to make something that I like but the underlying goal is to learn, it's to get better at something. The actual end result is sort of a byproduct of that process.