This is an animatic for the short I will be producing for my final project in my Broadcast Graphics class. We have been given a broad scope for the project, so I will be doing a trailer for an imaginary fantasy themed MMO. I’ll be using my own artwork and animating it. This animatic was produced to show the class and the instructor a general idea of what I will be doing. I just used very rough sketches that I drew. The final product will have audio of some sort.
The original photograph straight from my camera is in the upper left corner. The first change I made was to do a levels adjustment which you can see in the second photo. As you can see in the third photo (far right), I removed glare and unflattering shadows from the faces and removed/reduced some wrinkles on the lady. Next, I painted out a distracting toy in the right side of the background of the photo (bottom right photo). Finally I painted out the blue bag from the bottom left of the photo, and tried to reduce the glare on the left side of the man’s face by creating a mask to adjust the exposure and brightness to it. I also darkened everything but the couple a little bit so that they would stand out more. The largest photo is the final, retouched photograph.