This journal entry was all about compositing, or, the art of taking two unrelated things and making them look like they belong together. For the exercise, I chose to photoshop myself into a group shot of the characters of the japanese RPG Final Fantasy XV. This was a fairly easy assignment because I have a lot of experience with not only compositing already, but a good assortment of other skills to make the photo look more believable.
The most difficult part about this assignment was getting the portraits’ eyebrows to wiggle at a reasonable rate.
I was quite interested in this project for a couple reasons, one being this is the first time i have been given a choice in the media i can create my animation, and second being, i wanted to use this as an opportunity to play around with something more than just a straight on camera angle. This can be difficult to do, especially in 2D animation, but I thought i made a fairly convincing portrayal of a camera pan.
in the tutorials I am watching, i found the line path function something of great interest, and thought it might looks cool for writing imitation, so I tried it out for myself,
this is my recreation of the example given:
and this is my application of the technique to something unique.
Since Bodani is most known for being used in fashion magazines like Vogue, I wanted the idea of sophistication and refinement to come across the clearest in this moodboard. Vogue is all about celebrating the delicate simplicity in life and the Bodoni font retains the same connotation.