2008 (0:45) – Hello friends. I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted here regularly. This place is not forgotten. Just been really busy at work and play.
And something that qualifies as both work and play is Adobe After Effects. (AE is an industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects program.) I took that three day course a few weeks ago and have been doing online tutorials nearly non-stop since. Trying to figure out how to use AE to my advantage. I’m addicted to this game. Getting “good” takes practice, so I’m being a proper little geek and learning my hotkeys. After Effects is bigger than Jesus.
In other news… in case you hadn’t heard, a Vatican newspaper has forgiven John Lennon for proclaiming The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” more than 42 years ago… chalking it up to youthful exuberance. So nice to see head Catholics instep with the times. John is rolling over in his grave. Yoko is probably giving the finger to someone.
In honor of this great news for Yoko Ono and Lennon’s ghost, I wanted to post some videos I created using a few of my new AE skills. It is important that any effects I create with my new toy be complimentary and transparent to the work I’m using it in. But for now, I’m just having fun as usual.
The first is a 5 second blast for Miabi Films and the second is a nifty little short about a mysterious man from the future.
Hope you enjoy…