I’ve been learning Flash Animation and Adobe After Effects with tech pal Patience Kamau this fall. I teach the class at Eastern Mennonite University in the spring so we’ve been gettin’ busy. Here is the first attempt at what is called bone or skeletal animation from about a month ago. This only took about 10 hours to figure out :p. In a later version, we will erase the background in photoshop so you only see the waving arms in the foreground. Frida’s hand and the waving arms are a set of movies attached to the “skin” or the body. New ways of telling stories!
We used lynda.com’s video tutorials.
Q. What advice to you have for those newbies in compositing and animation?