PROJECT: STUDENT PERSONAL ANIMATION IN AFTER EFFECTS

FOR UWE BRISTOL 2017

For this project I decided to animate one of my illustrations, Love Canyon, as I saw it as a good opportunity to develop an original idea that also talked about human relationships. The chosen software for developing this 2d animation was After Effects, a tool that I have never used before.

Logline: An alien feels lonely and finds love through a Dating App.

Style: 2D animation.

Technique: Hand-drawn elements edited in photoshop and animated in After Effects.

Influences: I highlight the agency Sociedad Fantasma, from Mexico.

LINK TO VIMEO

METHODOLOGY:

1-Storyboard.

2- Characters, elements and scenario design.

3-Animating 1: basic animation in AE, key framing and parenting tools. Terry lessons helped as an approach to the software and I started to learn more with tutorials from Youtube.

4-Animating 2: Character animation, rigging a basic body. Camera movements. Uses of null objects. I also changed my workflow and I learnt how to prepare the photoshop files more productively.

5-Animating 3: During the last week I learnt how to organise files and folders as best practice to do when animating and basic character rigging.

To get deeper into the software I decided to use for my last scene fully rigged puppets with Duik and Puppet Pins combined. I learnt about making character boards for a possible project presentation to clients and how to rig them using controllers and bones.

6-Sound: For the sounds I wanted to keep it simple and not get into lipsync because of the lack of time, but I wanted to include real voices I recorded using Logic Pro and a microphone.

I also included 8-bit style music and sounds effect, taken from the App Candy Crush and Whatsapp to make the viewer relate to content easily.

TOOLS:

-Hand-drawing elements
-Photoshop + Wacom CintiQ
 -After effects

WATCH MY FIRST AFTER EFFECTS 2D ANIMATION HERE