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More development on Night Out Project
November 19, 2009, 3:49 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Photoshop, Principles of Computer Graphics

I took some photos of a tunnel at Bournemouth train station. I was planning to have a shot of a tunnel at the end of my animation to represent, habituation, which is the breaking of the cycle of tinnitus. I went into photoshop and created layers for the walls and the pathway. Then I imported the photoshop file into After Effects and created a 3D environment so I could use the camera tool. I then moved the camera forwards to create the illusion of someone walking through the tunnel.

Here is a practice piece of the animation.

I will be adding special effects to the tunnel shot. I’m not quite sure how I exactly want it to look yet, but once I’ve tried out a few effects I should have some idea.

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Development – Night Out project
November 15, 2009, 11:07 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Principles of Computer Graphics

I have managed to visualize an idea some of animation that I’m going to create for the After Effects project. I have decided to go with my own personal experience of living with the condition, Tinnitus, and apply it to this project. My hearing therapist showed me this which explained the cycle of tinnitus and I’ve decided to take this diagram and animate it through motion graphics. The basic structure of this animation will show a light streak that the camera follows, in after effects, that takes the audience on a journey of the struggle of living with the condition and stress.

Below is a rough overview of the animation and how it’s going to flow.

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I’m also going to include some video footage I recorded in a club. Below is a clip of the footage that I’ve edited in after effects so far. The next stage will be to slow the footage down to make the scene look calm. Take a look so far…

This is a combination of two clips that I recorded on my camera. The second clip, which is layered on top, ┬áhas been masked so that only specific area of the video can be seen. I then used the feather tool to smoothen the edges around the masked area so it makes it blend in better with the other clip in the background. I decided to alter the colour of the footage to a ocean blue colour to make the scene look quite calm. One of the points I’m trying to get across in this project is to show clubbing as a chilled out experience, rather than just a loud rave, which is what a lot of people see it as.



ANOTHER IDEA FOR STILL IMAGE PROJECT
October 30, 2009, 11:35 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Principles of Computer Graphics

I have chosen my still image that I’m going to expand on using motion graphics, but I’ve still been stuck on what sort of animation I want to do. This advert has given me a clearer idea of what I could produce in After Effects. I really like style of graphics and the way it flows.



video effects (still image project)
October 29, 2009, 3:14 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Principles of Computer Graphics

This is some footage I recorded on a night out. I imported it into After Effects and was shown various effects as a way manipulating the video to create a distorted look.



Animation (After Effects)
October 28, 2009, 4:06 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Photoshop, Principles of Computer Graphics

This is my animation I did in After Effects using my photoshopped image of the river Thames.



Camera Movement (After Effects)
October 28, 2009, 1:32 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Principles of Computer Graphics

Here are some screenshots of how I made the camera move around the people. In the image below you can see the screen is split to show two different views which helps you guide the camera in the right direction.

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Below is a clip of the camera in action.



Layering in Photoshop
October 27, 2009, 10:07 pm
Filed under: After Effects, Photoshop, Principles of Computer Graphics

In photoshop I opened up two images, one I took in london and one I found on the net with an interesting sky. In photoshop I selected the sky in the image I found on the net and dragged it into the image I took in London.

The image below is the original image I took in London before I used photoshop.

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The image below shows what I did after I used photoshop with a different sky. Unfortunately the image seems a little squashed due to the format I was using so the image can be used in After Effects.

London Image 1a

I will be importing this image into AE to add some special effects. I am hoping to animate one of the boats.




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