Ah I see what you mean. My character would be moving while the color is spreading throughout his body though. (Bringing his hand up to his face and changing expressions.) I'll play around with some of these ideas! I'm not sure if this would end up being too complex, but I may make two puppets, one cool tone and one warm tone. Using after effects or other software, I'd change the color of the cool tone puppet to match the warm tone puppet. So basically I'd animate the wave of light and skin flushing in a software. (Not sure how hard this will be or if I'll even be able to get the digital skin tone to match the actual warm tone puppet). After the character's transformation, I'd replace the cool tone puppet with the warm tone puppet for the rest of the animation.
I actually did consider this too. And I actually have been looking for that kind of lighting you can change by small increments for various other effects (like stars and glistening pond water under moonlight). I think the problem with this idea came when I wasn't sure how I would make it look like his skin was changing hue/tint as well. This might be a better representation, except I would be going for something way less dramatic.
Oh that's great! I hadn't even thought about using practical lighting to change the color of the skin tone for some reason. The only thing is that the environment around the character is supposed to remain the same. I'm worried that other things will become enlightened. It is just the character who is blue that turns to gold. So I feel like lighting just him specifically would be difficult. For ex, I want to show a shot of his hand going from blue to tan against the white snow.
And thanks for suggesting test shots! lol That will definitely save time.
A short I'm working on revolves around a character who is cold and dark at the beginning, but then becomes warm and light at the end. In one of the last scenes, you would literally be able to see this physical change in his character. At the beginning his complexion is pale and blue, but when he changes, his skin turns warm and tan.
I'm not sure however, how I should go about doing this. I would plan on using silicone or latex puppets with replacement mouths. Would this kind of thing be done in post? So something a long the lines of color correction?
Or should I literally make one puppet in the cold tone, and another in the warm tone? You are literally supposed to see the warm complexion rise in his face, so I'm not sure how I would go about doing that.
About meNew to stop motion animation, have a history in film and am just realizing that I'm very interested in this.