• Jamie WilsonJamie Wilson, over 5 years ago

    Dude! This is so good. I would love to know more about your process with a project like this. Do you storyboard and sketch the transitions. How much of it is trial and error for defining easing and decay or friction.

    Great work!

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    • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      Thanks man!! Happy to go into detail.

      I always start with getting the script/voiceover down. I've worked on a previous project where I finalised both afterwards and that screwed me over massively. So that's definitely most important.

      Apart from that, yep - storyboards are the way to go. Mine are rough, but as long as I can see the flow they work pretty well. Transitions are 50/50 - sometimes I sketch and plan them out beforehand, sometimes I do them as I go. The key, I think, is to look for common or directing elements between scenes (ie. the globe & home button, or the arrow pointing to the next scene).

      As for easing, I have a few tried and true curves that I usually work with. It's good to know your basics - ease in, ease out, ease-in-out - so you can draw the curves and tweak where necessary. However a lot of the time is IS trial and error. I finished a lot of scenes, previewed them and they felt too fast/slow. No harm in tweaking and trying again unless your RAM's filling up.

      Hope that helps! Any more questions, more detail, just ask

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      • Jamie WilsonJamie Wilson, over 5 years ago

        Thanks for the explanation! I hope I can find the time to work on my animation skills soon. I've been playing around with CSS animations a lot, but the refinement and level of control you have is alluring. I'm assuming you use after effects?

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        • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, over 5 years ago

          Yep, After Effects is the de-facto standard for motion graphics - nothing else like it, really. CSS animations are great, but doing anything complex can be pretty frustrating.

          Highly recommend checking AE out if you ever get a chance! It's awesome.

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      • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

        Fav bit. My favorite part

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