I wrote a kids' picture book that I want to make into an iPad app and iPhone app.
(More of a story than a game, but same principles, I guess.)
Here's a sample page: https://img.skitch.com/20120108-bqusir4xt3hhxx5fufhh7pw4wy.jpg
(There are words on each page -- I've just scrubbed them out on the image for this example.)
All the images are in Photoshop.
I want to make an app of the book for iPads and other tablets.
For the app, I'd like to add a little animation on each page. Things like fish changing their expressions. Some interaction. Fish swimming on some pages, and other stuff.
I want to know who I should recruit to do the animation:
The illustrator who did the original images normally doesn't do animation.
- Since that illustrator doesn't normally do animation, I guess I need to get an animator on board for the project -- what skills am I looking for in that person?
(Obviously they need to know how to make an animation, but what technology etc will they need to know?)
- To draw the different frames for the animation, would I need to employ the same illustrator who did the original images, or would a good illustrator be able to do that, based on the images that already exist?
(The illustrator who did the original images is available, but I'd need to wait a while for her to be able to fit the job in.)
- The images don't exist as vector files -- they are Photoshop bitmap. Is this an issue?