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Lesson 4

4. Focusing on Animation

  • instructor

- Jorge R. Canedo

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice

- Rafael Mayani

Time to bring it all home! Learn the basics of Adobe Audition to finesse the audio in your final piece, and import all of your assets from the previous lesson to begin animating. Jorge will finish off the course by doing an extensive demonstration of his process in After Effects, completing his entire motion design piece from scratch.

Homework

Assignment

1. Find the right audio for the piece. Edit it if necessary to fit the animatic, and try different options to see what vibe works best.

2. Create an animatic. Make sure to add all o the important moments and movements in it.

3. Animate and finish your Motion piece. Take the time you need to finish your animation using all the principles we've learned - and make a schedule!

4. Share it with the world!


Student Gallery

"Primary" is the abstract representation of going back to basics and embracing one's strengths. Through repetition you will eventually find success, this is all based on the following quote by Jim Rohn:
"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."

With those ideas in mind I set out to design something with the utmost simplicity that relied heavily on animation to bring it life. I thought, "What is more simple than a circle?" and so I challenged myself to see what kind of emotions and story I could tell with just a couple circles. I made "Primary" with the intention to prove that just because you think you are on the right path for one reason or another some things don't always work out. If you don't give up and consistently apply yourself in what ever it is you are doing you will find your way while learning new things. Sometimes you will need to strip everything down to the only the necessities in order to regain your focus and find new direction.

I believe this is a great life lesson that we all can use and one that should be revisited when times are tough. I have learned so much throughout this process and with that I hope you enjoy and find the message relatable!

Music and Sound Design by Sono Sanctus

Here's my final assignment. The course was super helpful and practical. It took me a little longer than I anticipated, but I learned a lot about basic principles of animation and motion design workflow.

Thanks so much, Jorge!

The best class I've ever had.

- Minhyung Chun

1. Find the right audio for the piece. Edit it if necessary to fit the animatic, and try different options to see what vibe works best.

I've slowed down the following track and added some choral and atmosphere to it, plus a text to speech narration. It's kind of placeholder until I get better at editing audio tracks.

RUNNING WATERS by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/RUNNIN...

2. Create an animatic. Make sure to add all of the important moments and movements in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4woGqZnt7JI

3. Animate and finish your Motion piece. Take the time you need to finish your animation using all the principles we've learned - and make a schedule!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfpE7xAVEx0

4. Share it with the world!

Here is the finished piece.

Quote:
"Death is just another path, one that we all must take"

I usually don't do concepts, but this course really inspired me to try that. I hope this is not too offtopic as I did my piece in 3D instead of 2D, as I wanted to focus on improving my 3D (Cinema 4D) abilities.

This work was submitted to Mouse Competition!

I expressed the pleasure of expressing my world in creating creative activities and the expectation that I can grow up through them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhF1aO4EFO4

if you think good please vote. :) ↓
http://mouse-fan.jp/pc/lp/dmc17_vote_ama?video=12