Here is a flipping good countdown clock. It's a little tricky to make it go but I'm sure you can do it. It's based on the retro flip clocks you might have on your desk right now. Oh what's that? You can't tell time using a circle clock but think it's lame to go digital because lo-fi is so hip right now. I thought so.
If you can't be bothered to do the tutorial or just want to save time or see how an expert *cough* does it use this link and get the file: gum.co/CQAc It's practically free in that you can pay whatever you want... if you want to.
Keep it classy in Adobe After Effects with sliding text that appears from behind... nothing! It's a much used technique for whole lines or just single words. A great way to animate objects on simple and clean in adobe after effects. There are two ways to do it, I'll show you both. Haha both ways!
This will use text layers, shape layers, some keyframes, the graph editor, and your own creativity... so get on the trolly and let's have a corking good show! And other old time classy expressions.
Shake the camera with your thumping bass, even if you can't separate the bass from the track. Pump it. Pump that bass. And then shake it. And by it I mean the camera. Not your booty. Shake your booty if you want but this is not about that at all. If you find I'm not talking about twerking it enough well... I've included a picture of my face so you know how amazingly bland I am so you know how little of twerking I know.
Animate on classy vector banners. These are so hot right now. Or are they cool? I don't even know because I am neither of those things. But what i do know is it's really simple to design and animate these and just takes a couple minutes of work. You can do it all inside after effects, and you should. It's made with shape layers, masks, and love.
So you want to make stuff. And then make that stuff into other stuff? Well it's great we have shape layers for all that nonsense you want to do. Shape layers make for excellent vector graphics in after effects and once you get a handle on their idiosyncrasies they are a lot of awesome,