I’ve always admired those who could do amazing animations in After Effects. I remember back in 2005 watching Creative Cow’s hour long tutorials. They were always complicated and some how I would miss a step and nothing would work. This week, I had to overcome my fear and jumped in the deep end.
As I started to search around for tutorials on YouTube, I came across lots of easy and entertaining tutorials. Its a whole new sub culture of creative nerds helping each other out. After I watched three of them, animating shapes finally clicked for me.
Like any project, the starting process can be overwhelming, so I broke it up into 10 different graphic scenes and worked my way frame by frame. It took me two days just to do the first 6 seconds.
Here is the infographic video I created for this weekends encouragement for our building camping.