Practice with lighting using a Key light and a fill light first, before transitioning to only a Key light for a dramatic effect.
For the augmented motion project, emphasis is placed on the pressure of the ballpoint pen. Each time the pen presses to the paper the background fades out to leave the noisy white outlines around the action. The white outlines are motion tracked to highlight the pens movement against the background. The green circle is also included into the negative space opposite the pen that is tracked to its movements in order to place more emphasis on the point of the pen.
The concept of this video is the utilization of Adobe After effects tools to create a living image from a still image. The base image is created using watercolor paints on watercolor paper. Separate the sections of the painting are divided into warm and cool colors to define where the layers of effects will be applied. To compliment the hazy appearance of the painting, I used the Ripple effect for the warm sections of the composition and the CC Rainfall effect on the cool sections.
In addition to the water effects I also applied a mild Camera Lens Blur effect to the cool colors to create the illusion of depth between the two effected layers. With the SA Color Finesse 3 the saturation and hue for the warm colors are also subtly adjusted to give some sense of change to the composition.
The overall feel of the composition is hazy and unfocused and meditative.
The motion graphics assignment 3 is about capturing dynamic motion from our living world to emphasize or contextualize the movement. The color design selected for this assignment contains black and white elements as the main presence to mute the real world elements while using more warm colors such as reds and yellows for the graphic elements. The motion graphic also incorporates some distortion using basic shapes to move within the space.
A video about the electronic power symbol. There is a focus on the initial audio buzz as the light turns on with a flicker of the symbol outlining the picture to queue the rest of the video.
After the initial audio buzz the remainder of the video uses a musical pulse to stay with the power on only to fade out after the power switch is pressed again. The audio was composed with modified public domain soundbites and follows a steady tempo until the audio fades out. By reversing the initial buzz sound, the sound cuts more abruptly with the press of the power switch and needs only about a half second to fade out afterward.