Winter After Effects Project Directory

self directed project phase 1

timeline components brainstorm

timeline components brainstorm

This is the changing document to document what I am doing with my special project for Winter Quarter 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 (1-7):
What I planned to do: Set-up Timeline Document. Think of ideas for special project and begin concepting.
What I ended up doing: Team Poster: How to Use a Coffee Cup

Week 2 (1-14):
What I plan to do this week: Brainstorm Components, flush out timeline and Polish concepts, write up timeline and proposal with moodboards for project. Meet with Matt Nyce (the contact for the band for the music video). Winter After Effects Quarter Mission Statement
What I ended up doing: See below post for brainstorm/storyboards. See above mind map for components. My goal is to expose myself to more music videos. Research on Music Videos 

Week 3 (1-21):
What I plan to do this week: Finish Storyboards, get approval from Matt Nyce, video prep and shoot.
What I ended up doing: Brainstorm and Storyboards for Music Video.

Week 4 (1-28):
What I plan to do this week: make Ai file for after effects, Rough Draft
What I ended up doing: More Research for Winter Quarter Project. I haven’t finished shooting, so I am thinking I have to push everything forward a little. Meanwhile, I’m getting a feel for the possibilities of what video can be.

Week 5 (2-4):
What I plan to do this week: Final Execution, you tube video, links, logo at the end of the video
What I ended up doing: I’m a little bit behind. I finished shooting monday and I hope to get a rough for next week’s presentations. Nap Video: Editing Footage | Katablog. I also did more research: Ideas that Make a Music Video Special

Week 6 (2-11): Presentation Day
What I plan to do this week: Wrap-up project #1, presentation, brainstorm and research for Video Resume (project #2)
What I ended up doing: Nap – Rough Draft, A story about editing | Katablog. I presented a couple of rough drafts and had another meeting with Matt. He liked it and gave me some edits to make.

Week 7 (2-18):

What I plan to do this week: moodboard and shoot for Video Resume
What I ended up doing: After completing the edits, I decided to hold off on the idea of a Video resume and continue exploring animation. Adoption Video: A Storyboard

Week 8 (2-25):
What I plan to do this week: make Ai file for after effects, Rough Draft
What I ended up doing: No blog post this week. animatin – YouTube. I made this as part of figuring out how to animate this project.

Week 9 (3-4):
What I plan to do this week: Final video, Polish presentation for final presentation
What I ended up doing: yoks1 – YouTube. I have some footage for animating on.

Week 12 (3-11):
What I plan to do this week: Presentation
What I ended up doing:Whoops. Presentation is next week. I’m finishing up a small section of the footage. I call it episode 1. Here’s the rough draft. layout_1 – YouTube.

Week 13 (3-18):
What I plan to do this week: Presentation
What I ended up doing: After Effects, the Winter Quarter Project | Katablog.

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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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