Credit Sequence

Because I managed my time very well for this animation (not to gloat or anything haha!), I had a little bit of extra time to do a simple animation for the credit sequence. I always liked viewing credits if it’s something more than a scrolling wall of text. Plus, I didn’t have an extremely long list of people in my credits, so it wouldn’t take terribly long.

I drew out a few thumbnails to help flesh out the ideas I had. You can check them out below:

Credits Thumbnail (01), rrgonzalez.com
Credits Thumbnail (01), rrgonzalez.com
Credits Thumbnail (02), rrgonzalez.com
Credits Thumbnail (02), rrgonzalez.com
Credits Thumbnail (03), rrgonzalez.com
Credits Thumbnail (03), rrgonzalez.com

I tried showcase a little something of George that related to who was on screen in the credits. For example, I did the story, concept, and animation for this production. I drew George drawing with a papers everywhere around him because that’s how I remember the pre-production process of Unleashed this past year. My friend Fabian Fabro composed the music, so I drew George singing (Fun fact! He’s singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star‘). Although the Special Thanks panel of credits changed from the original rough, it helped me flesh out what I needed regardless. And lastly, the arrows along the edges of the thumbnails are the directions in which the text and/or George will be moving on screen.

I like having George around for the credits, showcasing his fun-loving attitude and his creativity. I also had the idea of having a simple motion graphic of fading in and out with the pictures. So I organized the needed layers in Photoshop. You can check out the line art progress below:

Credit Line Art (01), rrgonzalez.com
Credit Line Art (01), rrgonzalez.com
Credit Line Art (02), rrgonzalez.com
Credit Line Art (02), rrgonzalez.com
Credit Line Art (03), rrgonzalez.com
Credit Line Art (03), rrgonzalez.com

I was going to add the last minute effects, such as drop shadows in the text, in After Effects since I had some trouble importing modifiers and such from Photoshop. As for color, I was planning to keep everything unsaturated in contrast of the actual animation itself. I’ll work in greyscale, then overlay some color on top of it.

This is will be the last and only update of credit sequence, so you’ll see it complete when the final animation is done! The end of this production is near!

Thanks for reading and until next time!