Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Painting Our Family - an experiment with Sherlock Holmes end title style

When the first time I saw Sherlock Holmes end title, I was like "This is the one what I've been looking for!"
Well, I was looking for a style that combine live-action footage, painting & motion graphic & that end title inspires me.

So I decide to make a 'rip-off' style from it. I have no problem with the drawing itself, but the problem is in the ink-smearing motion effect.

Fortunately I found this website with tutorial & material about the same style, Jake & Dan. So I grab the paper texture file, the smearing ink blot etc from them.

Next step, I pick some of video footages from our Canon EOS 500D. Then in Corel Painter X, I draw the outline & put some hatches in different layers. I keep the original image from the video footage for color effect, later in After Effects.







Then in AfterEffects, using the smearing-ink material from -- as Luma Matte for each layer of my drawings & apply BCC Watercolor in the original image.





In the final composition, all the layers are in 3D mode because I want to add depth (3D environment) & put a camera with slow track movement.









I pick a beautiful music from http://opsound.org The Blossoming Lilies by The Orchestral Movement of 1932 as the soul of the motion.

So here it is. Enjoy

Painting My Family [Final Version] on Vimeo.



Hardware: Canon 500D, MacPro, MacMini, Wacom Bamboo
Software: AfterEffects, Painter XI

9 comments:

EWian said...

Thanks for sharing, Painter is so much fun to play around with, you did a grate job.

EWian

ideku handmade said...

oh my God! u're so talented!!! love your video u've made...

Anonymous said...

I have cried for it.
I have small babies and I would like to stop time. It goes so fast

Ezia (Italy)

djnegtias said...

wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa uuuapiik teninn pak ne awen.....
Tob markotob Mographnya........

inoriz said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

Ria said...

Wow.......you did amazing job.....:)) love it.

Anonymous said...

this is so cool!! i replayed the video so many times!love it!

Creatively Content said...

This is brilliant and inspiring.

Pinot Ichwandardi said...

Thank you all. Seems now the inspiration is flooding from the family \m/