Found source material for clouds
Rotoscoped the footage on tracing paper from movie clips.
Transfered tracing onto paper,and drawn over a areas of interest with a calligraphy pen.
Scanned in drawings
Resized and colour corrected.
Experimented with edit in Premiere and FCP.
Added extra frames in Flash ,like it ,but lost character of drawings
Import drawing >trace bitmap>see below,allowed the drawings to be layered ,and remove background also.(images still look like Drawings).
Lining up drawing becomes rather confusing ,so done a quick contact sheet ,rechecked the orientation of all drawings and found a couple who are the wrong way up,make life even more confusing.
There are 11 ,drawings,there should be 12, but I missed one out ,when I was rotoscoping footage and only realized when I was drawing in pen,so there is no number 10,I could of added one, but I like the idea of the “missing drawing,that never was”.
11 drawing equal 1 second of animation, and is the beginning of the animation.(pal 25 frames ,so two drawing will be 3 frames,make up for the missing 10).
I can see a whole new series of work,which were missing because they were never created.
Middle section-19 drawings-2 seconds
Drawing 15 missing-no idea-wasn’t drawn.
Rechecked drawings,a couple were wrong was up,now everything is the right way up.
End section-1o drawings-1 second
No missing drawings
Rechecked drawings,everything was right way up.
To combat this ,I will create a “motion tween” in Flash using my drawings as keyframes(1 second intervals),once the drawings have been traced as as bitmap,so flash will generate the “in between drawings’
First section-11 drawings-11 seconds
Middle-19 drawings-19 seconds
End -10 drawing-15 seconds
= 45 seconds
Sound is 43 seconds long ,so made end section longer.
Found sound has a distortion on it,I have been trying to fix this ,but so far I have had limited success with it,so I will be exporting the final animation as a soundless piece for show.
Will add the sound on a later version, once the sound is fixed.
Perfect Cloud/Variation two -Managed to record the sound ,love it,so funny and rather sweet.
Title Sequence (created in Flash)
Please note,I have added about 5 seconds of Black at beginning and 10 seconds at end,
otherwise it was just too short and wouldn’t upload.