Behind the Scenes of how I made Flowtographs

I wanted to try to make a moving person and a moving shadow at the same time. I got really excited at the idea of making that shadow move like it’s supposed to. I had a clever idea to make that happen. I made the wall and the floor their own layers. I tucked the top part of the shadow under the floor layer. I then had the bottom part of the shadow pull out from under the wall layer. With some clever masking, I got the effect I wanted.

One thing I would have changed is that her arm doesn’t move quite right. This problem comes mainly from the fact that her arm overlaps on her body. I learned that I need to mask body parts as their own layers to more easily shift them.

Overall, the parkour Flowtograph is my favorite!