To evaluate

To evaluate my performance in creating this video I would say that I have come along leaps and bounds where I could quite easily play around on After Effects without the help of a tutorial. However I do see lots of room for improvement.

In the video I could still see errors which I need to learn how to prevent in the future so I can create clear-cut transitions without any issues.

Overall, I was pleased with the outcome and I would like to take this further at some point as I saw multiple features which I want to find out how to use and I know that I will be able to enjoy finding out the end result each time


Current Position

I am currently on creating my video. I have noticed now how easy people can make it look, but once you get the hang of it and the video looks alright then you don’t seem to care how long it took.

My current position is  within the end. This shot shows me creating the text to animate as if the are all swinging of the word above while the camera moves down to catch the next letter.

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At this point I have already been hit with camera settings not functioning, loss of work, and words deciding to go in a completely different direction to where I want it to. On the contrary, I have also enjoyed each of these hiccups after fixing the issue and seeing that section of the clip working.

This should soon be finished so I can post up the final video soon

Getting Down To It

With very little experience in After Effects I had to find tutorials and websites which could show me lots of different methods to create moving text.

I’ve seen how to make them all fit together to make a box, how to make the text look like it swings, and how to see how you can flip your text over. Looking at the videos it doesn’t seem to be a long process but I now know that if you don’t know too much of what you are trying to do it can take hours, maybe even year for me at this rate… However, some of these videos have inspired my thoughts on how I can do some of my text.

PlanHere above shows an Image of some of the scribbles I have gotten together to plan my video.


Kinetic Typography

Today I decided to have a browse at Kinetic Typography. To elaborate it is an animation of text moving around the screen, appearing and disappearing in a sequence. Or at least this is what I have seen in almost all of the videos I have watched this type of animation within.

We were given a clip that we could have used for the movie Gravity but I didn’t want to do that seeing as over the time space of 10 minutes I already hated it. So my current task is to find a track that I want to use for my first test at kinetic typography.

My plan

After yesterday I have seen a couple of videos on what people have been able to create on Blender and this has lead me on to think of what I wanted to make myself.

One object that did catch my eye was a glass bowl. In the video, the glass bowl was clear through and looked very realistic with the light shining through and the background being clear when you looked through.

As you can see I am thinking of creating a wine glass. At this point I am not sure whether I want to fill it with wine or not depending on the difficulty.