Toons Drivin’ Cars


So this was an interesting project with a very tight deadline. We’re talking a day, Yikes!

Friends of mine who own and operate Beard & Bowler, a video production company located in Dumont New Jersey asked me to do something different for them on their latest Vlog on youtube. They wanted to be turned into cartoons for the intro of their vlog.

Since they do a lot of their filming in their car, I suggested they mount their camera on their dashboard and somehow film the car moving, but not be in it. I mean come on, a static shot just wouldn’t do. 🙂 Amazingly enough, they did it.

They supplied me with raw footage of the car moving, a voice of clip and let me just run with it. I gotta tell you, it was a lot fun. Compositing the shot was a little tricky. Since I didn’t have the time to motion track the characters with the subtle movements of the car, I used a static shot of the car, masked out the windows and dropped the video behind it to allow the movement of the scenery to show through. I then masked out just the dashboard and dropped it on top of the characters. I think the method works.

Below you will see the video clips I did as well as the vlog they did that featured Foster Animation. Thanks guys!

I also added a few screen grabs to show some of the layers used to create the scene.

BB_CAR_ANIMATED_SEGEMENTS from Foster Animation on Vimeo.




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