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.
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
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?
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.
Hahaha, it's a toss-up between that and the UFO for me
Great work. Except the song. It really grabs my attention making it hard to understand what the voice is saying. Maybe tone it down a bit?
Someone said this a while back and I turned it down... I dread to think how bad it was back then. As you can probably tell, sound isn't my forte - I'll fix it up. Thank you!
No problem. You can also try a different song, something that is a little slower and that goes with the pace of the person talking. You see when the song's BPM is higher than the voice, it makes it harder for the brain to focus on one.
Really great stuff. I loved the part where it all started glitching.
Haha, thanks Kev, appreciate it :P