Monday, September 12, 2011

Here is a mockup of a Candy Coated show opener I did for my video editing class. I am gonna refine the heck out of this thing using anime studio as well as Power Director and maybe even Aftereffects.
Let me know what you think.



  1. The music and cityscape really help to set the scene. If you are going to take this in to After Effects, you might split the characters in to layers, each with an alpha channel. This will open up a lot of editing options like allowing the characters to move relative to one another with the camera for added depth.

  2. yeah it is going to give us plenty of options.

  3. Good call on the music; I'm not sure what the intent is at this stage--are these going to be fully-rendered 3-D characters acting within the cityscape? If not, you may want to go with a cityscape rendered to the same level as the characters. Also, while it's clear you have strong-looking characters and intend a whole bunch of action (that gets communicated well), it doesn't tell much about "Candy Coated," its characters, or the world. I'm not necessarily talking about something like the "Superfriends" openers, where each character and his/her powers are given, but some basic three-second beats for each of the main characters will help draw people into the story. We only get that with the "mad businessman" and the "death's-head-mask guy." I'm guessing they're the two guys heading the fight, but if that's the case, where does "Candy Coated" come from?