I came up with the story last quarter. It is about an elephant, a bird, and a giraffe. I story boarded the whole thing out. Here are a few of the panels.
In order to put it together in After Effects I had to draw my characters as a series of separate pieces. Then I colored them in photoshop and put each piece that would move independently on its own layer. Then I stacked and arranged the layers to put the characters together.
Then I brought the files into After Effects and the animation could begin
Two birds from Michael Schwalm on Vimeo.
It turned out OK for my critique but I would like to go back in there and keep noodling with the timing and stuff. It still feels off to me in a few places but I am happy with it for the time I had.
If you wanna check out other After Effects animation that I have done, you can check it out here.
See ya next time,