Starting to animate parts of my storyboard. I chose a part that I was interested in and tried to bring it to life. The statistic is to do with Costa Rica and their energy usage. I’m still struggling to get comfortable with after effects, but I feel like I’m starting to get to grips with it.
I used a simple graphical style by building my images up on illustrator and then transferred them to After Effects. I like the windmill and the way I used the camera to pan down to a plug. The lightning bolt was built up on a separate composition and looped before being moved back into the project. I’m not to happy with the type at all however. It is a bit safe and boring, and the 99% font is not working at all. I quite like the colour scheme - a simple block colour helps the icon style graphics pop out.
I’ve had a couple of Indesign tutorials this week. They were very useful as I had only used the programme once before so it helped me get a better grip with using it, and I gained a lot of useful tools and tips. In the first session we ran through some of the basics, like importing an image into the design and began to play around with the type tools.
In the second session I learnt how to wrap text around an image and went more in depth with the typographic aspects, concentrating on spacing between letters and words and lines to create aesthetically pleasing type. I learnt about the “Master” pages which helped me add page numbers and made working with the programme much easier.
Just created this during an illustrator tutorial. We used our initials and had to merge two type faces together by cutting them in half and joining them back together. It was harder to do than it sounds! I then added a shape to make it more interesting and dynamic.
Yesterday in a Adobe Illustrator workshop we learnt how to use the basic tools (which was very useful as I hadn’t used the programme much before). I created a colour wheel to demonstrate the techniques I learnt during the session.