After I made the Sevara trailer, I had a lot of people asking me how I made it, or surprised that I had made it myself. I have a background in Photography, so I went with what I knew best and played around in Photoshop.
Back when I had CS4, animation in Photoshop was labor intensive and time consuming. Now, with CS6, it is actually very simple. I made the trailer in less than 3 days. The animation is the easy part! Now, cutting out the shames and reassembling the backgrounds is the step in the process that takes the most time.
I’ve made a series of videos about how I made the trailer. If you know Photoshop well, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to make a comic book trailer or motion comic. The only secret I didn’t reveal was the movie editing software itself. That was simple – I just used iMovie, and chose of of the stock movie trailer templates. iMovie trailers can’t be edited. That’s very limiting, but you can take any iMovie trailer and hit CONVERT TO MOVIE, which will change your un-editable trailer into a fully editable iMovie.
Here is the first tutorial!