Back to Work

Got myself back into After Effects today. Feels like home, doesn’t it? A barren 1920 x 1080 composition just begging to be filled with my ideas. I’m putting a lot of work into my university’s campus television/internet station GreyCommTV this semester; so After Effects will, indeed, be my home. For the first time in my 1.5 years here I feel the station really has a shot at making some great programs. I look forward to contributing great video, graphics, and design in the upcoming weeks and months. 

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.
The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.
I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  
It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video. 

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.

The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.

I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  

It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video.