A first short animation in my set. Basically, it's a simple animation test with my raw armature, but finally, I tried to go farther to test all the process : cut, edit, post prod, mix etc. It explains the mix between raw and finished elements. Technically, it's an alternance of classical stopmotion, and of filmed shots. A lot of color correction, and of post production (the luminous sign, for example is supposed to be made in real) (june 2010)
@Jason Yop Jason, you're probably right, but I decided to stop this little movie in its actual state, because primeraly, it's only an exercice (well ok, that I pushed as far as possible:) ). I confess I was tempted to continue it, but it would have been a bit useless with the raw armature. In any case, it is a good experience that gives me confidence for the 'real' film.
@ JUAN The neon letters are made in after effects for the moment, with a plug-in called 3dstroke (editor is trapcode or redgiant), it create lines in the 3d environment of afx. By replicating them in Z, it gives the relief impression. Those letters are supposed to be made in real, for the moment, I started the A :)
How do you do the Neon Leters? are awesome.
It is so nicely done, but just a few adjustments will really bring this to life. Don't give up as it will truly capture your audience's hearts :)