Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video After Effects animation for a Phonotrope, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 3 Analog Techniques, the Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] Nearly all of the titles…throughout this course are Phonotrope loops I created…in Adobe AfterEffects and moved into Photoshop…to place within the frame guides…created in previous chapters.…So here in the After Effects project file…for Chapter 4, I'll go through my process for doing this,…from After Effects to Photoshop,…to print and turntable play.…If you don't have the best hand-drawing skills,…like myself, this can be a really helpful and fun way…to create your Phonotrope animations.…Now, I won't be demonstrating any animation or design…techniques in After Effects;…there are plenty of courses to help you with that.…
But instead, I'll demonstrate…a few helpful composition settings…for transferring animation to Phonotropes,…as well as the process of rendering and preparing…your animation frames for print.…So, let's start by going over creating a new composition…with the correct number of frames and some helpful settings.…I'm just gonna pause playback by hitting the Space Bar,…and I'll go up to my Chapter 4 folder and highlight it,…
You'll get hands on and color, cut, paste, and draw and, along the way, learn about the logistics of player speeds, frames, video capture, and lighting. In the final chapter, you'll get tips and inspiration for taking your Phonotrope to the next level with transparency and mixed media.
- Introducing the Phonotrope
- Understanding frame and speed settings
- Experimenting with drawing and play dough
- Using Illustrator and Photoshop to plan a Phonotrope guide
- Preparing After Effects for a Phonotrope animation
- Shooting, lighting, and editing animation footage