Category Archives: after effects

Kinetic type music video

I just completed my final for my Motion Graphics class.  Our assignment was to create an animated text video to either a song or speech.  Although we only had to create a video 30-60 seconds long, I wanted to animate an entire song.  I chose “Ce Soir On Danse” (Tonight We Dance) by Chromeo.  The piece is about 1:30 long, and it took me about 15 hours to complete. This piece was even more challenging because it is in French, and I had to animate the words exactly when they are spoken.   I was going for a very 80s aesthete to compliment the song.  Please let me know what you think!

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CMC Graphic Design Portfolio Show

Check out this poster by CMC graphic design student Natasha Brown.  Her design was chosen by CMC’s photography students to advertise the upcoming portfolio show, which displays both graphic design and photography students’ work.  The show starts at 4 PM tomorrow afternoon at Spring Valley.  I’m busy now trying to get everything done!

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Animated logos

My motion graphics class is diving into After Effects. Our latest assignment is to create animated versions of our logos. (We have been developing logos for our personal brands in the Capstone class). With the proliferation of mobile devices, animated versions of logos will gain traction. As designers and advertisers, we are no longer bound by the analog restraints of paper. Something as static as a printed logo is transformed into interactive art.

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