The first time looking at After Effects was a bit daunting as it takes some time to get used to but I’m enjoying learning all the different elements there are to it. I decided to download the free trial so I could practice the techniques I learned in university at home. I’m still yet to finish my After Effects sessions so I’ve not really been able to make anything towards my project but it’s useful seeing the processes I can use so far and getting used to the timing.
I was worried my storyboard wasn’t as strong as other peoples’ or that my idea wouldn’t be liked but I got quite a lot of positive feedback in my assessment. Trying to keep my animation simple but effective paid off as my tutor really liked the idea and thought it had potential to be an interesting composition. It was decided that the concept behind my animation was a little unclear and not so obvious visually so I went back to my original ideas and decided to reincorporate a head and face in the animation to reinforce the brain illustration. I worked out all the individual time frames for my animation so what’s left to do is experiment with how I’m going to create my animation, whether I should introduce colour and generally just get on with work towards my final outcome. I’m considering drawing up my storyboard again in a little more detail and depth but I’ll see whether it will really be beneficial after I’ve done some further work.