Sometimes you forget the value of just play. No agenda, no jobs to get, no clients to please, just… play. And when you remember… it is so much fun! And I love particle generators, dynamics, all of it. So these are just little dorkings around, just getting the feel of the tool. Like learning the particular quirks of a pen or pencil, just… a little more digital. This is purely in After Effects, using the Stardust plug-in from Superliminal.
I venture onto Skillshare from time to time to expand my skillset of a more illustrate-y graphic nature. A pretty ordinary walk cycle, closely mimicking the base design of the original tutorial.
And furthering it along, a little lip sync fun. I haven’t gotten to do THAT in a while…
Over the last… well… technically from the time we started the pilot, we are almost at a year (but to be more specific, we started post on the main series last September,) I was working on the motion graphics for a new series on the FYI network called My City’s Just Not That Into Me. And now it’s airing! It really is a fun show, and I had one heck of a lot of fun developing the graphics package. Granted, it was definitely done in a bit of a rush, but it was a joy to create these bright, fun graphics, and I thank the production company and the network for letting me have so much fun! This was the brain child of Melissa Cutlip, one of the founders of the Chicago production company Violet Media.
Last year I was approached by a very talented Chicago editor/producer/writer/what have you named George Zwierzynski of Purple Stuff Productions to work on his wildly successful “Guys Book Club” series. What ensued was a creation based on a certain ubiquitous social networking site with a few… embellishments. It turned out to be quite a work of puzzle pieces, and one hell of a lot of fun to work on.
I give you… Guys Book Club. Season 2.
(OK, this is just one small part of it. Watch all of it through the link above. You know you want to.)