SOMETIMES… I SPEND A COUPLE HOURS ANIMATING THINGS…
I’M NOT THAT GOOD AT IT BUT IT’S FUN!
When I took a break from blogging over the summer, one of the ideas I wanted to implement was animated logos. I’ve been working in television for nearly 7 years now and I’m heavily influenced by graphics, promos and marketing I see on a regular basis. There’s something amazing about a well designed score bug during an event that makes me smile.
First, I created a new logo for this site and then animated it. The result was this:
I’m a big fan of the logo but I think I have a lot to learn about animation. I had fun creating it though and it’s not hideous… Right?
Recently, I found myself with a little spare time so I decided to take on another animation project. I created the screenwriting banner above a long time ago and I’ve always wondered what it would look like in motion. I took a shot and I think I came pretty close.
These types of animations always depend on the little details. For example: My ‘S’ flames don’t give off any light. I don’t know how to do that. To create the animation I used Adobe After Effects and relied on products I purchased from Video Copilot. Specifically Action Essentials 2 which is rammed with tons of pre matted effects. Honestly, all I really did was drag a few elements on top of my font and tinkered a bit with timing and sound effects.
I don’t know when I’ll attempt another one but keep your eye on The Athletic Nerd YouTube Channel for more.