I had the chance to work with another logo from Rich Scott (Design A Bot). This logo is for sale at brandstack.com: (as of 3/5/10), and will soon come with this animation as well. All in all I am happy with how this came out. Ideally I would have liked to have had a custom music track made that was a bit shorter then this one. Check out Scott’s portfolio here: brandstack.com/users/profile/designabot
Technical: I started this project by taking apart the logo into the different pieces: eyebrows, tie, rectangle cloth, shadow, and body. I imported the illustrator file into after effects and added 9 puppet points on the body. The rectangular clothe and tie were attached on top of the animated composition that contained the eyebrows & body. I added two small red dots by the neck and crotch so I could apply a motion tracked points to the tie and red clothe. I did this so I could avoid any distortion on these two elements through the puppet tool. I used the page turn plug in on the tie. Lastly I used one of the few oriental tracks I have. This one was from digital juice. I recorded the heavy breathing (running), grunt (kick), and light breathing (whole sequence, most noticebly at end) all myself. I lowered the pitch of the kick using soundbooth. What fun!
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