Lady in the Rain Special FX

Laura and Charlotte have asked me to add some special effects onto the finished animation ‘Lady in the Rain’. I was only too happy to oblige, as it would improve my knowledge of after effects and I really liked the style of the animation already and thought it would be great to get involved in its production somehow. Above is a still of the final shot where I added in the particle trail behind the figure on the bicycle and the rain emerging from the rain cloud below him. I wanted to keep the effects quite subtle and not overshadow the already picturesque image behind it. I had abit of trouble masking the rain effect in the bottom of the screen, but eventually managed it by layering a few different masks.