For this brief we had to animate a title sequence for a fake film or tv show of a various genre, it had to be between 20 and 40 seconds long in duration and had to include three actors names who would be featuring in it. I chose to base my opening on a sci fi graphic novel titles 'Jonboy', the name itself wasn't really related to anything It just came to me in the moment and I felt that it seemed appropriate. This was my first time experimenting with digital media so I was excited to see how it would turn out. I began by examining existing openings and began building a catalogue of certain features which I liked in each. Some of the key examples were the opening to Spider - man 2 due to how it had various pieces of concept art incorporated into it via comic panel esc transitions. Additionally the opening of an anime, My Hero Academia, due to how it had very dynamic looking shots of the characters as well as how it incorporated various visuals which didn't make sense to someone who hadn't watched the show but for some reason I found that intriguing. After this I began my opening by filming a camera movement moving from my door to the desk zooming in on a comic book placed in the centre of it, my idea was to roughly trace the key lines and points from it creating a 'take on me' style of line art which would transition into a more vibrant style comic opening. After this I had the main title drop which I based slightly off of the marvel movie opening, mainly the idea of zooming outwards from it as imagery of the main characters flickers behind it, this shot was slightly harder to achieve as it involved have the words remain in roughly the same area but in the end I think the flickering of it added some more energy to the shot. Next I moved onto the long shot which involved having various pieces of comic style concept art slide across the screen with two of the actors names being laid on top, this shot was more time consuming mainly due to the amount of artwork that had to be illustrated for it but in the end the actual animation for it was more simple than before as it was just a lateral pan across from left to right. After this there were two shots of a more mysterious character in a lab somewhere, with the colours being darker than before it was supposes to suggest that this character was more villainous. Finally it end with a pan up looking at a futuristic city and this movement was again fairly simple as it was just moving upwards from a singular point.
Ultimately with this being my first time experimenting not just with animation but with digital media as a whole I'm pleased with how it all turned out, I had to learn a lit of new techniques in order to achieve the various shots I wanted all of which I feel helped develop my skills as an illustrator. Additionally just being able to finally try out digital media and using a drawing table has been a revealing experience for me, of course I'm still far more comfortable with traditional media currently but now I'm not as in the dark about the potential of digital work. Another aspect of this which I like is just the aesthetic of it as a whole, I chose to keep a consistent colour pallet for the majority of the shots mainly so that the sci fi tone was conveyed as well as it not becoming too jarring for the viewer. One final aspect is the idea that using a varying number of frames can significantly affect the look of the shot, by this I mean how I used fewer drawings when I wanted the shot to look rougher and more drawings to achieve a smoother transition or movement. However this idea is also a downside mainly as there are several points in this animation in which I feel more frames were necessary or at least that the movement which occurred between frames should've been more marginal so the shot itself looked smoother. Despite these complaints however In the end I am happy with this end result.