The dude (me) and the puppet (puppetry by Sean Klaiber) were two different sequences shot in front of the green [...]
Now that I’ve gotten myself acclimated to Adobe After Effects with a series of pathetic animations involving old-timey photos, I’ve started on the original project I set out for myself: making a video bumper.
A bumper, also called an identity, is a term borrowed from television. It’s basically a quick animation or promo video [...]
I still suck at After Effects, but with my new computer I suck a lot more efficiently.
Rosie did a Q&A with Drew Killoy tonight at the UVC-TV 19 general body meeting at UMass. Drew is a documentary film editor at the Media Education Foundation in Northampton, and he makes sweet motion graphics, some of which he posts on his blog, five to nine.
I used this photo, taken by sociologist and photographer Lewis Wickes Hine and stored in the U.S. National Archives, in my second attempt at figuring out Adobe After Effects. I thought it was interesting that the boy, photographed for the National Child Labor Committee, was “found selling papers in a big rain storm,” [...]
I was showing Rosie and our friend Katy how Adobe Illustrator works last night, so I made this quick ‘advertisement’ for Rosie’s new website. I don’t have a strong grasp on the program myself, but I used it a lot more late in high school into [...]
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Saturday Rosie and I went to an Adobe After Effects workshop taught by Andrew Killoy from the Media Education Foundation. (The clip embedded above was his trailer for our workshop, demonstrating the kind of stuff you can do in AE)
Rosie’s worked in [...]
Off and on I think about data visualization, and wish I was talented enough to really make charts, graphics and animation tell stories. I’ve been thinking about it lately, playing with Google Chart Wizard, a new feature that creates embeddable charts built on data you provide.
It’s nothing revolutionary, but it appeals to me [...]