100 day project 1-19

I wanted to share this project I’ve been doing periodically over the past several months. There’s no specific outcome except to learn and improve and say I’ve made 100 animations.
Patience. I need so much patience and perseverance. And I’m not necessarily a patient person. You understand how hard that is, right?

Because this is one hectic mix of wanting an end result, enjoying the process, and getting utterly frustrated with the process as well. Animation takes a long time to really get anywhere… all for a few seconds. Understanding and improving is like a turtle running through peanut butter!

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Sometimes it feels like everyone is, and they’re doing way better. But I have to remember that I’m looking through a magnifying glass there and am only seeing what I am focused on. It’s easy to lose heart when you feel like your efforts are insignificant.

That’s why you need to look back on how far you’ve come. This compilation is one way for me to do that. I’ll sure be interested to see what happens by the end… heck I’m interested to see what happens in the next 20!

Thought I’d share it in case anyone else could use a pep talk. Also… I need someone to celebrate this milestone with me!

Dailies: AE Morph Exercise

I am still plodding away at my #100daysofanimation exercises, this is attempt number 18, if my calculations and reorganizing files does not mislead me. I set out to learn about morphing shapes in After Effects today, how they’re made and what they can be used for.

It involves strategically placing vertices, defining the first vertice from which everything moves, and different path shapes imported via Illustrator files. I didn’t know any of this and found it all super interesting. Tried not to go off the rails too much, as I am wont to do when I see something shiny. But it was hard to stop at the smooth transitions and colours, so I added some effects just to spruce things up a bit.

Magic!

100 days of animation

Compilation of my project so far. There is no outcome except to learn and improve by making 100 animations.

Patience. I need so much patience and perseverance.

And I’m not necessarily a patient person. You understand how hard that is, right?

It’s easy to lose heart when you feel like your efforts are insignificant. That’s why you need to look back on how far you’ve come. This compilation is one way for me to do that. I’ll sure be interested to see what happens by the end… heck I’m interested to see what happens in the next 20!

Applications used:

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • TV Paint
  • Stop Motion Studio Pro (iPad App)

Stay tuned by connecting with me on Facebook and Instagram or following this blog for more progress!

Stage Play

A Shakesperean actor reacts when his very deep question is suddenly answered! Animated for a Loop de Loop theme.