Negotiated Brief - bit of inspiration part 2

Have been looking into rotoscoped animation, looking at different ways of using the technique. I think its fair to say that rotoscoping is quite widely regarded as having a bit of a dull look. But when done properly, it can look really good & stylish. For example, Mario Cavalli's Soho Square (ta Derrick). The style here justifies the use of rotoscope. It's like everything : It works when its in the right place at the right time.

This is still probably the best example of what we'd like to do, but coupled with simple backgrounds/block colour like Cavalli's film, will probably be the key.

This animation also has a nice rotoscope style, although I think it's probably too 'full' and not loose enough for what we're doing.

And speaking of being too full, here's another example of rotoscoped perfection.

I think its clear that there are two paths you can go down with rotoscoping. Either the highly realistic line, or the more loose style that uses the technique for a more abstract representation. The 'realistic' route can offer up some amazing graphics, but it always begs the question: What was the point? That's a thin line we'll have to traipse along, letting the style speak of its own justification by being aesthetically pretty enough.

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Here's a little bit of concept art:


I think the colours need to be bolder, so I need to turn the opacity up a bit. But I quite like the look, and the second one - I think as a shot would really work - just got to silhouette the people behind.

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Also, have always loved the style of these images of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol. Could be fun to imitate the look of them:


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Here's a short test i've done :
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