Happy new year to all who know me. I'm filming in Birmingham today for a great advertising agency called Plum Ideas. One of their clients needs a 1970's style Open University video. I feel some after effects coming on!
So I finally made the serious leap in to using Adobe After Effects. I'm sure many people know what this programme is and the stunning work it can produce. I've dabbled with it over the years but finally made the decision to set aside some time to really get in to it and understand it better.
So I can film and edit - no problem. I can make Adobe Premiere sing. I've been using photoshop since version 1. InDesign - no problem. Illustrator - sorted.
Motion animation...now that's a whole new world! But you have to keep up with the way the industry moves.
But - very quickly I've learnt so much! And you know what? It's not cost me anything but time and the effort to learn new software but most of all an understanding of how to manipulate the software to get it to do things you want.
I know PowerPoint like the back of my hand - but After Effects is deep - I mean like really deep.
Now I'm not looking to become a motion graphics pro working in the cinema industry pro…