By the 12th Jan I had experimented with the Sticky fingers idea and animated it for the progress crit. At the time I was not sure whether to take the moving image this way however once I had chosen all the Albums I now could visualise how to make each one move in a similar fashion.
With The Led Zep album cover I tried tracing it in Illustrator however the actual scanned album did work better. I found the nearest font to the Physical graffiti was Lucida Bright Demibold. I used this as a strating point then manipulated each letter in Illustrator to recreate the desired effect so I could spell Peter Corriston.
The next step was to ensure I had created all the assets for each of the other Album Cover. I scanned the albums in where I could as this provided a more authentic feel than photographs. I used a variety of techniques in both Illustrator and Photoshop.
The inspiration for this was obviously the front cover but also the 'soundwave' on the inside of the cover. Initially I tried to create a screen wip effect to make the script handwriting 'appear'.
However Lorraine directed us to a tutorial how to write text on i After effects so I followed this to produce the effect I eventually came up with. I actually recreated the Darkside of the moon in Photoshop as it was easier to manage the transition to 'Hipgnosis',
The other images were mainly manipulated in Photoshop. Where I was replacing text with Designers names I tried to work out the closest match to the original Album cover so the effect was quite cryptic and would only be noticed by people in the 'know'.
I also labelled all the layers which proved essential when importing to Aftereffects.
I used the magic brush to cut various heads from other photos and album covers to create the PetShop boys sequence.
Deciding on the music selection was crucial before I started moving images. To keep the whole project authentic I only selected tracks off the albums used. As I have between 4 and 6 seconds per album cover max I chose the most recognisable parts of songs and with as simple a rhythm as possible.