2D Motion Design
2D Motion Design

Playground: Karin van Zon

Story – Message: Wolf is a story about dreams and the tough reality. It’s a love letter to the animation movies of the director’s youth, but also a rebuttal from the director’s adult point of view. There has been a main focus on the background design and specific use of colours. The colour and shape language start of on a friendly and peaceful tone, but changes slowly to a more aggressive colour combination with tones of red and sharp shapes, as the main character continues its journey far away from home’s safety.

Mood: Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy-tale, Atmospheric, Dreams, Gradient, Harsh Reality, Imagination.

Wolf – Rough process:

    1. Exploratory visual development: storyline, exploring visual ideas for characters and environmets.
    2. Final concept art: creating definitive design for characters and environments.
    3. Storyboarding: getting the storyline down in individual shots.
    4. Rough animatic: adding the storyboard to a timeline to get an idea of the timing.
    5. Layouts: creation of detailed sketches for the backgrounds.
    6. Keyposes: creation of important poses for characters thoughout the animation.
    7. Final edit in animatic: including timing from the rough animatic, layouts, and keyposes for the sketch animation.
    8. Backgrounds: full colour backgrounds based on the layouts.
    9. Sketch animation: animation of all shots in rough sketches.
    10. Animation clean-up: cleaning up the sketch animation to match final design.
    11. Final edit: replacing layouts and keyposes in the animatic. Compositing, adding visual effects and colour correction.
    12. Sound: SFX and music.
  • Note: outlines like above suggest the process is linear. In reality it’s a combination of development and steps.

Extended case – Behance-portfolio

  • Karin van Zon
  • Laila van der Torre
  • Marco Kuypers
  • Rosalie Zuijderwijk