Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a larger circle guide from a printout, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 3 Analog Techniques, the Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] These smaller, printable circle guides…are great for hand drawn tests,…but if you want to make a larger sized cleaner guide…that's roughly the size of the actual record,…just follow along with these instructions.…Along with the circle guide printout,…you'll need a record, preferably one you're not worried…about possibly accidentally scratching.…Alternatively, you could use the record pad…from your turntable or even a kitchen plate in a pinch.…You'll also need scissors, a pen or a pencil,…maybe a ruler, and finally some cardboard or poster board…or something stiff and papery to use for…that larger sized guide.…
Print out the circle guide,…cut off the excess paper around it,…cut out the hole in the center, and set it aside.…Now take your record.…Lie it flat against the cardboard or poster board…you're using for your larger guide.…Trace the outside of the record…and color in that center hole.…And then cut that out with your scissors…and don't forget to cut out the center hole.…Now line up the centers of your circle guide printout…
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