Tutorial: DIY/Cheap Rotoscope Animation Method…

I’ve always loved rotoscope animation—movies like A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life and Amazon’s Undone TV series. Not only do I love the style but I believe it opens up possibilities creatively. And because of that, I always wanted to create my own movie using the style. But I didn’t have the money to do so. Instead, I utilized pre-existing techniques and combined them into a method for achieving my goal. (For reference, here’s the final result of my first go around: https://youtu.be/qGbw1So77yg. And here’s a full Q&A regarding the project: https://youtu.be/mVhgNV8H-kY.) This tutorial showcases the steps so you to can do it yourself. For the Photoshop settings specifically, you can follow these tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivLixXcaAnI (cartoon effect), https://youtu.be/phl48dTE1KI (oil painting effect). Also, I don’t mention this in the episode, but another way to achieve this look is to use EBSynth. I haven’t successfully used it, but here’s a resource about that: https://youtu.be/DlHoRqLJxZY. So check out this episode and please share your thoughts down in the comment section or hit me up on social media @PhilSvitek.

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