Animate your images

Saul Bass is arguably one of the greatest graphic designers of our generation. Before Bass, film titles were nothing more than scrolling credits. But his groundbreaking work turned graphic design on its head, and transformed title creation into an art form in its own right. Without his revolutionary ideas, the elaborate title sequences of today's films would not have been made.

Bass was responsible for some of the most influential and iconic title sequences ever created, famously working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. These days, his influence is still very apparent on big-budget films such as Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can and the recently released cop flick, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

In this tutorial you will be shown how to pay homage to Bass's legacy using modern-day packages to imitate traditional techniques. This film tells an intriguing story about one young samurai and his epic quest to be first in line at the ice cream van.

Using both Illustrator and After Effects you'll be shown how to animate your illustrations and combine them together to create a modern yet traditional-looking animation. And, as a finishing touch, you'll add a great soundtrack courtesy of Gavin Hislop (AKA Babyshaker).

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