After Effects Video: Introducing Baby!

February 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Being homeschooled and having a computer programer for a father, I have been learning how to use computer programs (Camtasia Studio and After Effects) to make tutorial videos for web companies. In later posts I will have links to a few major ones, but for now I’m going to have a link to an Adobe After Effects project I did. Adobe After Effects is a 2-d animation program that is used by professionals all over the world, and I am so So SO! exited to have the opportunity to learn it in high school (9th grade to be exact)! Of course I don’t know much about it yet, but I’m sure by the time I graduate from high school at least I will be able to use it as well as some professionals.

Anyway, Mom one day surprised me a TON by telling me she was pregnant again! Since she had 2 miscarriages recently she didn’t want to tell the rest of the family yet, so I had the idea of making an animated video to tell them about it! I found some cool music and animated words to it telling them that she was pregnant, with an illustration of her and the baby as well. I only had a few days to work on it so it is very simple, but it was the first real video I did in After Effects so that’s all right. The link is below:

I made the resolution a little large, so if it won’t all fit on your computer screen then go to the bottom right hand side of the playback window and click on the “fullscreen” icon. That should fix it.


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