Brother Thomas Film
The process of Compositing is basically the layering of many images together in a way that gives absolute visual control over final look.
You can see from the progression of images below how each new layer builds on the next resulting in a rich composite of color, texture and line.
The really cool part is that these images actually move! More on that later. I did the character and line work while Aaron Deal was responsible for the color and texture, and Jeff Morice created the CG dragonfly. I’ll be devoting at least couple of future posts to that process alone.
The above images are just some of the inspiration that went into designing the Madonna and Child sequence.
The following images show how the stained glass Madonna and Child have been evolving from my initial concept design to fully animated characters. These characters will eventually inhabit the 2- dimensional stained glass world of the film.
One of the questions I’ve been asking myself for a while now is “what does stained glass look like when it animates?” My good friend/motion graphics artist Aaron Deal has been helping me figure that out. For the past few weeks Aaron has been working on variations for the “Madonna and Child” sequence in After Effects.
Aaron was one of our early graduates from the animation department at HU. Aaron currently works as a motion graphics artist in Indianapolis.
Click here to read more about team that’s coming together to make The Temptation of Brother Thomas.