Top Gun: Maverick Animated Short Video

Project Description

This project was inspired by one of my all-time favorite movies: Top Gun. The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, was originally scheduled to be released on July 2019; however, due to the pandemic, it was postponed several times. Given that the release date changing every few months during the course of two years, many people didn't even know if it was ever going to be released, therefore, this short video was created with the fans in mind, while hoping that the film not only reached its expectations but also exceed them.

This project was created with PhotoShop, some of the techniques used are the following:

- Retouching: I applied a Color Lookup adjustment layer to achieve the night effect. I also applied a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to the motorcycle layer only to match the look of the composite. To the background image, which is the original Top Gun: Maverick movie poster, I applied Vibrance and Color Balance adjustment layers to enhance the colors. In addition, I removed the white logo and the fighter jets using the Patch Tool and the Spot Healing Brush Tool.
- Compositing: I isolated the Kawasaki motorcycle and placed it next to Maverick. I also isolated three fighter jets and placed a contrail behind each jet.
- Animation: I added an animation to the following elements: the jets, the Top Gun: Maverick logo, the Color Lookup adjustment layer, and the texts. I mostly used the Position and Opacity properties to animate the objects in order to make them appear and disappear smoothly.
- Layer Styles: I applied a Drop Shadow effect to the text elements and a Bevel & Emboss effect to the Top Gun: Maverick logo along with a Style animation.

Images

Top Gun: Maverick Logo
Top Gun: Maverick Logo
Fighter Jets
Fighter Jets
Fighter Jets Trail
Fighter Jets Trail
Kawasaki Motorcycle
Kawasaki Motorcycle
Top Gun: Maverick Poster
Top Gun: Maverick Poster

Animated Short Video