After Effects....... looks like it would work for the Animatic but Adobe has (Adobe Animation CC) and that would be better choice its more like editing software. There is (Storyboarder) [
] its free or I use (StoryBoard Pro) [
] it does a good job outputting Animatics as well as the story board thumbnails but its not free in fact the price has gone sky high Any animation software or Video editing software can be used to make a Animatic it is just a simple Animation, You will have too find the right software that works best for you and affordable. Good thing is there has never been so many free or Open software out there.
One other peace of software I can mention is OPENTOONZ, 100% free, Open Source Uses X sheets, great tool for Storyboarding and Animatics and Animations in general but It is so
hard to master, its not something just any one can just hop into and get the results they would like to see.
There's different ways people do or set this up. I would Story board the project then make an Animatic of the Video from start to finish adding voices and any Sound FX that are important to the animations timing. You can also use an older method, the X-Sheet (Exposure sheet) its very handy. Then you Could Start work on the animation, scene by scene using the Animatic as a guild with its part of the sound track loaded into DF. Once the parts are finished edit the scenes together in software Such as Sony Vegas or some other peace of software. This is where all the sounds, FX, voices are moved around to fit and then rendered out as a final Video.
Hope that helps
Most layered audio editing software works I like FL studio and Audacity for recording.
other free software out there: Ocenaudio, Free Audio Editor, Acoustica Basic Edition
Its best to keep Voice, Music and sound FX in their own tracks until the final edit so you can adjust timing.
I would look at a full frame Sigma 70mm F/2.8 as a good macro lens, but maybe you can fined a used one New they fetch 450$+ Canon will need an adapter.
Well looks like you may have to use software to get the effect your looking for. I would try using one of my Projectors I use for 3d Projecting to digitally paint right on the puppet and even animate it frame by frame with every where else Blacked out. but not every one can setup such lighting on their stage. Painting as you go frame by frame may work too like Marc suggested.
I hope to see the results.
I’d make a test-pilot and try different lighting affects first to see is if different shades of blues, purples and grays to light blue, yellows and orange will give your scene that dark to cheery feel your looking for, first. Shadows can go a long way to add to the feel as well. This all depends on your camera and lights and can be tricky sometimes. Under-lit scenes can make for a Grainy video.
Lighting cost all most nothing to try before working on a set of puppets painted differently to simulate their emotions with colors. I would try to save the ( post color correction for things like making your production look and feel like film or to correct errors in lighting to save on re-shooting a scene and instead use gels with real lights for this type of character emotions. This is why I like stopmotion sets over cgi, real lights, their shadows and reflections makes the feel totally different and hard to Simulate on the computer.
Replacement parts will also be a good choice to follow up on if Lights will not be good enough. You
will most likely want to use a bit of both maybe and it sounds like you are going too.
So the best thing for you to try first is some real test shots even if you don’t have the puppets made be you can print them out and set them up on a rough stage as cutouts and play with the lights. RGB Led lights can be easily adjusted frame by frame too.
Hello hello Xiakeyra
I Seen the 1st movie "Aiien" at the drivein back in 79 was and is one of my favorites.
A great improvement in this animation and you even added some camera moves too boot. I think I'll vote for this video in the upcoming challenge if nothing tops it.
Have a Fun day..