Joshua Mapstone – The Killing Of A Fly!?
My animation “The Killing of a FLY”
A fly that I use throughout my animation was edited on Photoshop doesn’t look much like the original that was Copyright free (pixabay.com) The Flyswatter was drawn and edited in Photoshop. All images animated and manipulated by key frames and the changing of rotation, scale, and position.
I used the sound of a fly, zapping sound for the word (animation) a hitting sound and breaking of glass. (Myfreesounds.org)
I used drop shadow, a camera light that casts shadows and the CC Pixel Polly effect for the explosion of text. Text style was Lucida Sans Typewriter and the theme of Red and yellow with a simple white background.
Archery Board I created in Photoshop and 3D Arrow. Images animated and manipulated again by key frames and the changing of rotation, scale, and position. Found making the arrow look like it comes from the screen difficult.
Firing of an arrow, hitting of the archery board and fly. From (Myfreesounds.org)
Opacity was used a lot in the transition of words and appearing of images. Used a camera and light to cast shadows. Like before going with the same theme in words.
With the bug zapper screen I used two images of hand drawn lights that I changed the Opacity to show when a fly was going into the light. Little flies were animated using positioning made sure it went with the sound effects.
A fly sound again, a bug zapping sound that was linked to fly’s got zapped in animation.
Added shadows and glow effect when the light zaps. The background is a CC Particle effect that creates random and disappearing particles with also a glow effect to make it look like night. Text is a animated position and rotation effect.
Speaker Unit, and small & bigger speakers I used which were copyright free images from (pixabay.com) I edited them in Photoshop and changed scale and positioning in animation.
The reactive ring in larger speaker reacts to the background music I used a rainbow color design to represent the disco room also with the changing in backgrounds. I used vanishing effects with particles in the little speaker. All changed in time with background music.
My walk scene was a little different to previous scenes. I used a Sketchbook image and made my whole character in after effects using shapes. The net was drawn in Photoshop, Window and Spider web first created in Photoshop then edited in after effects.
I used the scribble effect for all shapes, again manipulated by key frames and the changing of rotation, scale, and position. The walk cycle was in a separate composition and edited in final piece.
Background Music: bensound-funkysuspense.mp3 (Copyright Free)