Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Motion Graphics Loops 03: Analog Techniques - The Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] Well, we've cut, we've pasted,…we've printed, we've painted, and even better…than all of that, we've spun ourselves…some sweet animated phonotrope loops.…I'd like to thank you kindly for spending time…going over analog looping techniques with me,…making some awesome phonotropes, and watching…a whole lot of various shots of my hands doing things.…If you've reached the end of this course,…and you're thinking to yourself, I just can't get enough…of this dude's voice, well, you're in luck.…This is the third course in this series,…and there are two more loop-based courses…for your enjoyment.…
In the first course, I go over a traditional…frame-by-frame animation in Photoshop…to create animated looping gifs.…In the second course, I'm greatly assisted…by sleep-deprived slap-happy dancing coffee beans…to demonstrate all sorts of looping techniques…in Adobe After Effects.…Feel free to check those out.…And if you're looking to jump out of the computer…a little more often, and animate using those…good ol' hands of yours, check out the course…
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