There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood - student project

I chose one of my favorite movies, There Will Be Blood. I knew I wanted to do something with a drop shape for the oil and blood but I wasn't sure what my third element would be. At the core of the movie it is about Oil, Greed, and Blood. So those were my three topics. 

I did a quick internet search for references and found some things that I liked.

There Will Be Blood - image 1 - student project

There Will Be Blood - image 2 - student project

Once I had my references I designed the background and drops in AI. 

There Will Be Blood - image 3 - student project

I wanted the oil rig to look imperfect so it was very easy and quick to create.

For the text transitions I used a combination of Twist, Trim Paths, and Scale. I wanted to give it a little more something so I made some bursts that match the look of the element whether its oil, blood, or money. 

There Will Be Blood - image 4 - student project

Oil type was converted to vector. Used twist and wiggle paths on the front layer.  The second one has a turbulent displacement and slight rotation.

Greed was converted to vector. Layer two is just a green version and then I used venetian blinds to create the diagonal lines. 

Blood was converted to vector. I then used the path tool to just create some blood drops. I had two groups, one thinner and behind the type, one thicker and over the type. To animate I used trim paths. 

The clouds are made with just paths with a round cap, thick stroke, and repeater. 

Would love some critique on it and if you have any questions of how I did something I'd gladly share!