For my first inspiration, I saw Nicky Memita’s post: Crazy Boats. This was back during the design week, where she animated a classic painting. I thought this was really cool! She animated The Scream by Edvard Munch. She took a small detail of the painting and she made into her own! She took the boat in the background and she edited to move back and forth. This was really great! Its really just enough to catch your attention but it doesn’t detract from the main focus of the painting.
She also mentions the problems she had while making the animation:
I was very mad at myself for forgetting that each frame only represents an eighth of a second of the animation. I realized this after exporting the GIF animation and playing it back. The boat is going crazy! If the boat had gone slower (duplicating each frame 8 times) the animation would look more believable. This was a lesson learned!
I think this makes it work! Because the boat is going crazy, it makes it seem like the screamer is freaking out because the boat is moving faster.
Here is a screen shot of the painting, but if you go to her post you.