Thanks to the antics of a maniac stick figure, Alan Becker has his own Internet Movie Database page.

Thanks to the antics of a maniac stick figure, Alan Becker has his own Internet Movie Database page.

The 2007 Scioto High School graduate is hoping to add to that with the fourth installment of the web video "Animator vs. Animation" that has earned some acclaim, including a People's Choice Webby Award in 2007.

The first "Animator vs. Animation" that depicts a battle between a rogue stick figure and animator was created by Becker when he was in high school and finally got a laptop.

"I like optical illusion and animation is a type of optical illusion," Becker said of his affinity for animating. "I prefer watching animated movies even today over live action movies usually."

The first "Animator vs. Animation" went viral, snagging 220 million views, Becker said.

"I didn't expect it at all," he said. "I just wanted to see how the public reacted. I didn't think it would go that far."

A website offered to sponsor a second "Animator vs. Animation" and Becker spent six months creating it in 2007.

"I did two years of leadership training after high school and when I came back I made a third one and I went way over the top for that one," Becker said, adding the 8-minute video took about a year to make. "That was also in conjunction with that same website."

The animation earned Becker a lot of attention.

"I won the Webby Award for my second one in 2007. It was the People's Choice Award," he said.

"I know that the first animation, because it was a viral video, it was shown on TV several times, on CNN and G4. It was published on the Wall Street Journal online newspaper."

The animation also spurred a game.

"There was a random message on (the website) Newgrounds from a 14-year-old Chinese-American boy who liked programming and he said he was fully willing to make a game if I was willing to help," Becker said.

"The outcome was a very complicated game, but it was very in-depth. It's still pretty popular."

Becker continues to get requests for a fourth "Animator vs. Animation," but he has other things to fill his time, such as work and bills.

The Dublin resident graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in the spring with a major in media studies. Since graduation, Becker has been doing freelance work with his animation, design and photography skills, but is hoping for a full-time job to come along.

"I have a wide skill set. I'm more well fit for free lance which is what I'm doing now," he said. "My personal preference is a steady job of doing one thing and not having to worry about landing a gig here and there."

Becker is hoping to return to the world of "Animator vs. Animation" and has launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to raise $10,000 to fund hours towards a new animation.

Along with giving fans another "Animator vs. Animation," Becker is also looking to impart some animation knowledge.

"I've done some tutorials in the past where I record screens while I'm doing things. Throughout the years I've developed my own way of animating," he said, adding that the next video will come with tutorials and other instruction. "I want it to be something where I teach people to solve problems... I want to make it simple enough for people to understand."

As of last week, Becker was almost half way to his $10,000 goal that has an Aug. 11 deadline. If the goal isn't met, no one will be charged and Becker said he aims to try again.

"I posted the animation on various websites, YouTube (and) Newgrounds, and when I scroll through the comments every third one wants a sequel. I know it's what people say when they like something, but it was a high demand," he said. "I feel like I'm letting everyone down by not continuing the series."

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