Experiment: The Combination of Sound with Comic Look
This experiment was mainly done to test out the possibility of creating a comic look in post-production. I used After Effects to apply a subtle turbulence shift in the visuals to create a hand-drawn effect. A cartoon filter was applied to the animation as well to enhance the line art. To tie the animation with the comic look, the animation frame rate was adjusted to 12fps in AE. To create the look of a print, the colour of the animation was further desaturated and white dots were added on top.
On a side note, this experiment was driven by the soundtrack I chose from the folder. I sketched out the intended poses and noted down the keyframe number before doing a quick pass of character pose blocking in Blender. Onomatopoeia, a technique of showing words that phonetically imitates the sound it describes, was also used in the animation production as part of the comic panel integration as well as an approach to the sound visualisation aspect of this week practice.
As a reflection, I think the comic look still wasn’t portrayed clearly in this experiment. I hope to reexamine the existing references, improve my understanding of a comic look, and create a test with a more satisfying result next time.
Link to animation: https://youtu.be/DAZ7QZ0ZNLg