I have found After Effects a lot easier than I though I would and I think this is majorly to do with Carstens slow step by step tutorials which I really appreciate.
Below you can see I made an animated title. I did this by creating text and then adding 3d properties to it then adding a camera layer. Lastly, I added a solid coloured background and a glow effect. Despite using a coloured background on this composition I learnt today how to export a title sequence with a transparent background by changing the channel to RGB Alpha.
Over the past weeks I have been doing a lot of video editing for my work, although I enjoy it I wish I had known these skill earlier. I found that making the title sequences were very easy and made a big affect.
One trick I learnt whilst exploring this exercise was to start with the end in mind. It is a lot easier in fact I think you have to start at the end to get back to the beginning and it will look great.
I wish that the tutorial went a little more in depth as I feel like the titles we were taught to make are still very basic and some can be made on powerpoint.
I started off with a basic text box white writing black background. I then went to the place on the timeline when I wanted the animation to finish and place the subject in that position using anchor points. From there I worked backwards at anchoring the subject at different positions. I repeated this for the 3 sequences and lastly added colour and changed the font.
If someone asked me how does google or search engines in general work? My answer would be its beyond me, its too complicated and plainly I just don’t know.
However, after this class I feel smarter, proud of myself that I can understand on a very simple level a very complicated thing. How search engines work.
This video below was super helpful for me, I find it funny that in order to explain something that is digital we use the comparison of paper and files, we relate it to something that we know I guess but in reality we are trying to explain its opposite?
I recently made a website for a small business I have started and SEO Settings were something that I had no idea about, after this class I have realised its necessity.
Since this class I have forced myself to spend a lot of time going through my website and putting in key words and changing my SEO settings. However, I still need more help with this.
This was my first time using After Effects. I am so happy I got to do this excersice. I never thought I would be able to create a green screen movie although it is small and basic I am quite proud of myself, but in reality our lecturer Carsten always breaks each step down plain and simple which I am thankful for. I wish I had more green screen material to work with but I will definitely develop this technique for the future. I do like video editing which is funny as it used to frustrate me, however with more time spent just playing round with the softwares the more I become familiar and experimental.
Firstly I added the cityscape background image. I then transferred the green screen footage layer and went to the effects panel to search for key light in which I chose the green colour to be cut just leaving the action man. I added the remaining explosion layer but placed them behind the main subject. Lastly, I used the explosion as a way to fade into a title sequence to finish.
Firstly I made a colour swatch of 5 colours, I wanted to use this logo for our project work so we collectively decided on this colour palette. I especially like the grape and light blue colour. I then took our current group name and messed around with the size and colour of the letters to come up with some logo designs. I have gained alot more confidence in AI throughout this semester and will definitely pursue it especially in the process of making our digital publication for project.
I found it very valuable to hear from Mike Bundock, Director and Founder of Augview today as I loved how his company is using Augmented Reality in a real and applicable way.
Augview mashes geotech and AR and GPS to create a GIS application that can be used on majority of mobile devices for surveyors, geotech and construction workers.
Although my passion doesn’t aline with geographical data I admired Mikes and his idea to create this application that is practical and used in the work force in contrast to many AR applications that are simply for entertainment and gaming, like Pokemon go which is not a very informing application.
This is also helpful in the realisation of our group project and the practicals of how the applications are made. It is very mathematical really. But after this class our team has decided to develop a stationary device rather than using AR, however if our dream was every developed further using AR would be a very cool and interactive technology, however it would clash with the business of the Road Heritage walks.
Our inspiration of the Australian ‘Block- Stories from a meeting place’ would would really well on a AR app on a mobile device. Below is a video I have made of the block and you could see the movement could be paired with AR.
Although I went further with the brief last week, here is the requirement using the gradient and stroke width tool tool. I really enjoyed learning these skills and have found the vector art really cool to learnt about. I really like this style of art and I find it easy, I will pursue the technique in the future. I also included some screenshot of the art work i am making for the project that uses the same techniques.