After deciding to add in doodles to some of our shots, we quickly found that the hand drawn effect was, although effective, very time consuming as we had to do it frame by frame. We had the chance to talk to Lenny, an industry expert about making the drawing process quicker.
He showed us about using shape layers to create shapes that moved fluidly around our actors which can be copied and pasted to create the same effect. Now that we have learnt about this way of using radial lines, we will now incorporate it as well as using the hand drawn effect throughout. We felt that this effect would enhance our narrative as it would further show the difference between the two characters- the creative one and the one who needs her.
After getting inspiration from a Justin Bieber music video and various other places across the internet, me and Holly decided to incorporate some doodling into our music video. Before starting our performance and narrative filming, we first decided to film some test footage to learn how to create the doodle effect. Although it was time consuming, the first product we made came out really well so we decided to use it in our real music video.
Before we started our test doodling, we watched lots of online tutorials on how to create the hand drawn effect and using a graphics tablet, we started to draw. We used the paint and brush section from the window drop down menu to create this look.
We felt that use of this skill would help the audience to further distinguish the differences between the two characters and their personalities through the medium of drawings.