This week I decided to update our Slide for Childrens Church. The old one was static and I decided to “spruce” it up a bit with some motion graphics. I used Adobe AE CS 6, Video Copilot’s Optical Flares, and Red Giant’s Trapcode Particular. I’d like to start doing allot more graphic design! If you want to buy or even try demos of the above listed software, you can just click the names for a link to each of the sites.
I found a great free training resource for Adobe Illustrator over at Vector Diary
Learn the basics in 30 days (Or faster if you’re REALLY gung ho!)
This is a first attempt at creating motion graphics using Adobe After Effects CS4. I followed the Glow tutorial from http://videocopilot.net HERE. Great site. The cool thing is that now that I have this in the system it is easy to modify and now that I know the basic concept I can create other videos with glowing images! I’m working on learning how to place lights next. This video is VERY unpolished and needs allot of work, but hey, it’s my first one so I was excited!!
I just bought After Effects Apprentice, Second Edition by Chris and Trish Myer and Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks by Scott Kelby
I’ve only had a chance to go through the first couple of pages of each book so I don’t have a full impression of each book yet, but I am exceited to start learning the applications.
I have been blessed with a new oportunity at church doing more media work than audio work so I am hoping these 2 books can get me started.
Of course so far the best resources I have found are Brad Zimmerman’s Church Media Design and Andrew Kramer’s Video Copilot.
I’ll be going through the articles on those sites for Months!