Everchanging Timeline for Special Topics Design Project

Here’s my initial projectpaperwork (pdf)

So, This is the changing document to document what I am doing with my special project and what I think I am going to do. I won’t delete the timeline but rather reflect where I am veering and for what reasons.

Week 1 (10-10):
What I planned to do: Submit Timeline and Start Getting Familiar with Interface
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post introduction to after effects, viewed basic tutorials

Week 2 (10-17): 
What I planned to do: Re-Submit Timeline (via this blog post) and Produce a basic video using one new trick learned from a tutorial, Create a sense of motion without video and Masking
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post produced files to work with for small and basic after effects project based on a basic tutorial

Week 3 (10-24):
What I planned to do: Integrate type and music
What I ended up doing:   produced video with animated psd files (did not add type and music isn’t integrated…)

Week 4 (10-31):  Benchmark Day– Present uploaded youtube videos reflecting my progress in a one-on-one meeting with Marc
What I planned to do: Parenting Nesting and expression
What I ended up doing: Looking at kinetic type tutorial. Extended to next week.

Week 5 (11-7):
What I planned to do: Create Story Boards and Creative Brief for integrating video (so far my idea is something playful like this video I made over the summer but for After Effects)
What I ended up doing: Last week’s assignment took longer than I thought. Some frustrations on the way, for example, audio. Work on presentation for next week. Link to Blog Post 

Week 6 (11-14): Presentation in front of class (updated event)
What I planned to do: Work and continue work on integrating features (starting to comp effects)
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post  Collected and sorted data

Week 7 (11-21): Benchmark Day: Present idea, story boards and little samples of work, get critique from Marc in one on one meetingMarc not present.
What I planned to do: Make doodles into vectors and animate.
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post   I had made some work on animating with layers and compositions, but I still didn’t understand the export process. No post this week.

Week 8 (11-28):
What I planned to do: Continue adding and finessing work into Rough Draft
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post  Not Yet Completed

Week 9 (12-5): Benchmark Day: Get critique from Marc in one on one meeting discussing Rough Draft
What I planned to do: Continue Work on Video
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post  Not Yet Completed

Week 12 (12-12):
What I planned to do: Present to Class video exploring After Effects techniques
What I ended up doing: Link to Blog Post  Not Yet Completed

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About KC

I am Katarina Countiss, a multimedia designer. I like blogs, games, art and technology. I am curious about how things are made.
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