These are all of the images that were used within my animation. the majority of them were transformed within adobe illustrator using the ‘image trace’ function to get a more animated feel to them, using less colours. some of the images used were to create the 3D book at the start of the animation, such as the paper for the edges, the worn paper graphic (which is used throughout the entire animation too) and the front cover graphic made in photoshop.
Although the animation is 1 minute 30 seconds long which is 30 seconds longer than the 1 minute suggested time, I think that I have done quite a successful job.
I am extremely pleased with how the book at the start of the animation has been animated in 3D, I had to use ray-traced 3D within After Effects (which took its toll on my computer requiring such large processing) and had to orient different image files to create the book itself. the position of the 3D elements are not 100% perfect, but if I were going to repeat the project I would spend more time on orienting these object to create a more accurate book. I would possibly also have liked to create a ‘page flick’ effect where the book opens and the pages flick to the desired section.
I didn’t use the camera tool that much during the animation either, and it would have been nice if I made more use of this so that it would create a more effective and interactive animation.
on the official music video for the track ‘thou shalt always kill’, there was quite a good chalk effect where scroobius is pointing to a chalkboard and text/illustrations were animating onto it. I was going to create a subtle texture on top of the text in the animation to imitate that effect, but I decided against it as I wanted the text to be clear and crisp so that it will be easier to read. Initially I stated that I was going to use a simple sans-serif typeface for the animation, although I found the ‘homestead’ font which was used within the majority of the animation and I thought that it created a successful feel to the animation. I overlayed the texture too to create a simple effect to the text.
Here are the majority of icons and illustrations that are going to be used within my kinetic typography animation. for the morris minor car animation, I am going to copy the car and the wheels as different layers so that I could allow the wheels to have a spinning motion.
I used a feature commonly in Illustrator called ‘image trace’ which converts existing images into vector images with varying degrees of accuracy. you can choose what style you would like the image to have, such as a sketch effect or how many colours (3, 6, 16 etc). I did this for ‘guns, bitches and bling’ as well as ‘freak like me’ parts of the animation, and used frankenstein as the freak.
Development of the kinetic typography animation included experimenting with various typefaces that would be most successful for the style I am trying to portray. A number were looked at, but a font called ‘homestead’ was used as this seemed to fit the style of my animation most appropriately.
I wanted to experiment with Adobe Illustrator for this animation as I wanted to include a number of objects and icons that would compliment the typographic animation.
I also had to look at images of scroobius pip live to get an idea of how the introductory book animation would fit in with his style, and created a front cover for the book which replicates his style.
been experimenting with possible layouts for the kinetic typography piece on photoshop.
I made the front page of the book as I want to simulate an animation of a book opening for the start of the video. This is because Scroobius Pip uses a large bible style book on his sets and reads from it, so to distill an element of his personality within the video I wish to make it seem old and worn like his book is.
Am going to use this video above to make some chalk style animations for some illustrations.