Having discussed the idea of making three 3-6 second animated teasers for use on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in my last blog post(Check it out here.) I thought the best thing to do was to make a quick test animation with a really simple concept, that could potentially be used as a teaser.
I thought a hand holding something, which opens up to reveal a small chair would be interesting enough to hint at what the production is about. so I did this quick storyboard.
I then Filmed my hand opening, I thought this would be the quickest way to animate the hand and I really like the jumpy effect it has on animation.
At this point, I started thinking about the colour scheme which is hard at the moment because the theatre production is yet to have a rehearsal and nothing has been decided yet. I put together a simple colour scheme that included pink, brown and yellow with the text being a bright blue.
I then animated it Photoshop.
I think the test was succefull, there is something quite charming about the rotascoped animation. This was only a test and by no means the final version although I think it was usefull to see what could be possible.