Putting Animation Together

Based on feedback from my supervisor I decided to put the first part of the animation together first which would be the beginning of each story when the women share what happened to them. I did this so I would know if it worked as one animation. If it did not I would have my project as 4 separate videos. Here is the rough cut:

link: https://vimeo.com/127985851

I was very happy with how it turned out and showed it to fellow classmates and they agreed it worked. The vision was going ahead.

I started by looking at my word doc that had all the scenes split up in writing. I had each story color coded too so it as easy to find. I then went through my animated stories and cut and chopped where needed be. I then placed them all in the correct order in Final Cut Pro.

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I went through it many times to make sure the transitions flowed together.

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I then touched up any audio that sounded off. When I put them all side by side I made sure they were all the same levels, as were the sound effects and background noises. Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 16.39.44When I showed the finished piece to my fellow classmates some feedback I got was that by the time they got to the 2nd scene of the 4th story (Brain Injury) they had forgotten what happened her. So I proposed to to a flashback before the scene started. The flash and flashback effect was looking too gaudy for me so I went with a fade to color before the snippet where the rock hits her head, then the 2nd scene follows where she talks about having surgery. After showing this to classmates again they approved.
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The end scene is where each woman says their inspirational part at the end. I decided to finish up with some kinetic typography over the table scene. It was originally looking to messy so I grabbed this pink sheer square from the intro scene and placed the text on that.
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I made the text in After Effects and exported it with a RGB and Alpha setting so it would be transparent when I brought it into Final Cut Pro.Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 16.45.18

Story 4 – Brain Injury

Link: https://vimeo.com/127980377

I started to animate this story when I completed the graphics. The first is a photograph of a mountain, I put an effect on it. I then created clouds and in After Effects I keyframed them to move in the sky.
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This photograph has an effect on it. The rock is keyframed to fall down and hit the back of her head. As it hits her head her head moves to the right and drops down.
Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.07.57 I used the effect Page turn to turn the pages of this calendar. I dropped the opacity to 0% as it falls off so your eyes are on the next date on the calendar. Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.08.25I created a mother, father and doctor character here. I applied a mask over the scene so it looks like her eyes are opening to see her family. I am really happy with how this turned out.
Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.09.00 Here I used kinetic typography to show that she relearned how to walk and talk.Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.09.24 I dropped the opacity to let the grim reaper fade in and out here as she thinks about her close call with death. Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.10.38 Here you can see the who asks her “What’s that on your neck?”. I also used the bone tool to move his arm up and point his finger. Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.11.01 The character is wearing her climbing gear, including a helmet. The background is the same as before, I just added in more clouds as this scene is longer than the other. The USB stick in her pocket gets lightings stripes as she talks about it to highlight its power to her health. Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 00.33.41The sounds were downloaded and brought into Final Cut pro to put into the animation. 
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I showed the rough cut version to my supervisor Daniel he gave me some feedback to make it better such as changing the hospital background as they first one was too obvious that it was an effect. I also added in a scar to her neck and made the grim reaper longer.