Akira Title Sequence
This is one of many animation assignments I underwent in my sophomore year. This one involved us making an opening title sequence for a movie or TV show of our choice. I decided to do mine on the 1988 animated sci-fi epic, Akira. I consider this one of my best assignments because it is the first one where I made serious use of cel animation in Photoshop and included it in most of the scenes in this video.
For the most part, I decided to go with a limited color palette involving shades of black, white, and red to make it more akin to the original manga. This is also the first time I experimented with a "brush text" style, influenced by Japanese calligraphy.
This backdrop was created using Adobe Illustrator...
... and was then blacked out in Photoshop.
For this one, I took an actual still shot from the movie and played around with a threshold effect and color selection in Photoshop
The mutated version of Tetsuo seen in the sclera was eventually taken out and placed in the second to last scene in the final video.
As seen here, I ended up combining both styles of shading/lighting that were seen in the style boards.