Behind The Scenes
Merging 2D with 3D
The backgrounds that supplied Elephant's atmosphere were all drawn by me from scratch on Adobe Photoshop. Between a Wacom tablet, the Brush tool and the Polygon Lasso tool, I managed to create the scenes exactly how I storyboarded and envisioned them in my head. Below I selected some of the scenes from Elephant and positioned the raw photoshop image next to it so you can compare what was created in Photoshop versus what was created in After Effects.
The conceptualization for this project started with listening to the song Elephant by Tame Impala and thinking about what story this song is telling. After giving the song a few listens, I wrote up a few written storyboards defining potential settings and stories to work with and after considering time and entertainment value I decided to go with the written storyboard shown below. Once I decided on this story and setting, I immediately started on the visual storyboards. As you can see, I stayed very true to the storyboards.