I thought I’d share a little bit of my process by showing Step by Step how I prepare for a single shot.
The shot I’ll be using as an example is this one:
If the .gif doesn’t play, click on the blank white space above this line and that seems to help.
So every sequence of shots in the film starts as a thumbnail storyboard:
Then I create an animatic based on the storyboard:
Then I do some sketches:
Then I throw the final sketches on the lightbox and create a water color version:
Then I cut out the paintings and scan them into photoshop:
I key out the blue screen background in after effects and organize all the pieces in photoshop.
And finally, I can go crazy in after effects:
“And when the light is green, the trap is clean.” Done.