This music box was created by remixing royalty-free images in Photoshop. I used a stand-in image of Gaga to test the sequence because I wanted it to lo0k as if she were rising up from inside it. Thus, part of it needed to be a layer in front of the layer with Gaga, with the rest on a layer behind.
The lid opening was a simple animation where each image is seen for about 3 frames. You’ll want to experiment with this to see how smooth or not you can get the lid opening for your project. You might also want it to open slowly or quickly at first and then the opposite towards the middle or end.
The effect of raising Gaga out of the music box was simple key framing. I also knew during filming that I should keep my arms close to my body for the part where I would be rising up.
This download includes a png and a Photoshop file. The Photoshop file also includes the background used in the film. You will need to line up all the parts of the music box. Feel free to remix as you please–perhaps the lid pieces could line up better with transformation by the skew, perspective, or warp tool.
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JOHN RAYMOND BARKER Represented by ATB Talent, John recently made his network television debut guest starring on Law & Order: SVU. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, a large part of his training includes working on new plays and musicals with Stuart Ostrow, Edward Albee, Jerry Bock, and Jerry Sterner. John showcases his music on YouTube and around NYC, including a few years in a monthly gig at the legendary Stonewall Inn in Lavinia Draper’s show. His song, “Vampire Drag Queen”, can be bought on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other online music stores, and in December 2018 , he released his debut album, Our First Christmas Together.