2nd DAY OF AFTER EFFECTS This is my second day of animating and I produced around 10 seconds of film. Not as happy with todays efforts but i had a huge stuggle with the tansition of the first days work to the seconds i could get it to look right and am still unhappy with the results.
Here is a reminder of the last image for the previous day.
I spent hours trying to blend my next scenes into each other but just couldnâ€™t get it to look right. I endent up introducing blood stains on top of the man and having a flash of white to make him disapear. still very unhappy with how this has been done and if i have more time to go back and redo this i will. This is one frame after another and as you can see itâ€™s no a pretty sight.
Next the camera pans up the background and a group of people with weapons appear on by one from differnt directions. i really like this section of film and enjoy how the people come together.
The camera pans backwards revealing layers of zombies. which are postioned in the â€˜zâ€™ space. Here is a view from the top of the composition revealin the space between each layer. I enjoed making this scene and it was relitivliy simple with a attractve looking outcome. So i am happy with the result
while the camera i panning packwards the names of the actors swing into place. I simply just moved the ancor point of each line to the top of the word the key framed the x axis swiniging back and forth. I made sure to make it look natural and not stop suddenly as it comes down it eases itself into place gradually. I also attempted to make them drop on the beat of the music which i think works well. Here is a side view of the letters dropping. they are all at different stages which adds to the effect.
Camera still zooming out it gives you a few seconds to read all the names and admire the shot i have used as i feel it is one of the stronger ones i will use.
The song drops quickly and becomes much more intence so the transition between this shot and the previous is extremly quick. For the Drop i added a massily shakey camera for a couple of frames. The main thing i did was add no key fames to introduce this scene because it happes so quickly there isnâ€™t any movement they just appear but it happens to quickly and this technique works very well.
This image only lasts a couple of frames before the song forces me to change the shot. so using the camera i quickly zoom into the mouth of the zombie where it is solid black and that is a nice starting point for the next scene.
I would of liked to get more of this done today but i spent a good amount of time on th transition from the 1st day ad it was my first attepmyt at it. Hope i can go back and have a beter look at it in the future. i am impressed with the 2 scenes i produced though i think the imagery is stong and viually attracive to look at and work with. I hope to get more done tomorrow but i need to do some mre story boarding and photoshop some more imagery.