Visual Production Technique:
In the production stage I decided to animate with scribbles drawn in flash and adding animated paint layer in Photoshop to get the desired feel of my film.
Final rendered frames from the film
Animatic for the Film:
After the initial story board was in place, it was time to start lining up the story board and make a rough animatic with scratch sound.
Shots from the Final Animatic
After the animatic was complete, in terms of timing I started tackling shots one by one depending upon their complexity.
A plan sheet was made about how many shots could be tackled in one day and then the process of animation began.
The shots which were inside the prison were first animated in flash. Below are the images of the flash drawing.
• Then these frames were painted individually in Photoshop with required shade and light.
• Also the required background image for each shot was painted in Photoshop, with various other layers which were required to enhance the shot.
• These shots were then imported in after effects and the complete scene was composited with required treatment, camera moves and color corrections.
The completed shots were then imported in Adobe Premiere and put on to the timeline and placed in a sequence. Then very basic editing was done in order to match each shot with the sound that was created in the sound design process.
Audio timeline in Adobe Premiere for layering sound