Category Archives: After Effects

After Effects: Animation and Effects

Using after effects i was able to create two very cool GIF’s shown below. For the first one i used a still image and created a moving image which looked like snow was coming down in. To start with i just had a simple image which didn’t have any snowing falling down. I started by adding a camera layer that would allow me to create s movement that looks like it’s a clip. First making the layer 3D would allow me to zoom in on the image so it looked like it was moving forwards. I also added an arc movement into it, to look like it was panning. The snow was created by using particle setting and editing the setting to create the effect below.Winter_Abbie_1

This one was created by first going on photo and creating the two circle repeated images in the middle. This was done by creating one of the lines in the circle, then repeating the pattern around in a circle. I then imported both the images in the middle and added an animation of the rotating those different directions. I carried on using partial effects to add the triangles, circles and squares that are in the background.

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After Effects: Kinetic Typography

Using a program called After Effects, we were taught how to use it and some of the basic movements and effects that you can use to make an interesting looking animation of kinetic typography. As we will be using After Effects to create our own work for clip from the wolf of Wall Street as one of our tasks, having a session which allowed me to see the time and commitment that it takes to create a good animation allowed me to know how long I will have to spend on the task. It also gave me a good understanding of controls and commands that will help me later on. With the workshop it also gave me the opportunity to come up with some good ideas on how to make my text enter the screen. After Effects allows you to do a numerous amount of thing with text and even allows you to make the text become 3D. The second workshop I had went more into the effects part of the program, figuring out about gradient ramp, blur and distorting images and text.

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The second workshop I had went more into the effects part of the program, figuring out about gradient ramp, blur and distorting images and text. Using After Effects i was able to create a clip that was created using a green screen. I was able to use feature on the program that allowed me to remove the background and place my  own one in. I then added distortion animation onto my face and background so it looked like an old fashion television.

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