Saturday, December 13, 2008

Commercial Illustration in Photoshop

Here's a video I posted on you tube which somewhat describes the way I work professionally. I had to shorten and edit it down to fit the time limits. Check the music too!


Blogger Vee (Scratch) said...

Magoo, what happen to the audio or even textual instruction??

What software did you use for the screen-capture?

6:13 AM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

I didn't create an audio track but the annotations are being edited presently. That feature is a little whacked out on the youtube site right now, so until I figure out the ins and outs of it, this is what I came up with. Check back later for revisions.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Vee (Scratch) said...

Looking forward to it. Did you use CamtasiaStudio or Adobe Captivate? Very curious, what your hardware looks like in terms of OS, memory and speed?

Senor Magoo, I decided to expand that earlier Rampage Illustration and add more frames. Gotta push and challenge myself. You know, test the limits, even though I don't have the time. One freaking day at a time, all hand drawn animated fun. What did you think about the preliminary animated gif?

I'll post the final up here probably the day (or two) after the event, UFC 92, maybe on Sunday night.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

Actually I used Snapz Pro. (I'm a Mac user.) The whole process is pretty convoluted. The original version was recorded for a colleague and was over 2 hours in length. It had my voice over explaining the process, and was about 8 gigs at screen resolution. I re-recorded it in snaps pro through quicktime with playback speed set to 3x to shorten it. Still too long for youtube. I ran it through Imovie at 3x playback speed and compressed it in quicktime as an flv file. All this compression would explain the loss in detail. The screen annotation is a feature of youtube. If any Mac users out there can inform me of an easier way to do it your advice is welcome.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

Oh yeah and Im using Mac OS 10.5.5
Dual 2 GHz Power PC G5

11:39 AM  
Blogger Vee (Scratch) said...

Convoluted definitely describes exactly what you're doing. It's safe to assume that you don't have Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro.

At full screen resolution, I imagine the original file is extremely huge. Unless you plan to distribute through broadcast, DVD or something full screen resolution is probably overkill.

I would record at half and complete the whole process in After Effects or Final Cut Pro.

That machine is sick.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

Thanks for the advice, I will definitely take it.

8:07 PM  
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