I worked out a couple of animations for Tony from Local Vision. The first concept played with the antenna, and we had some static animation on the text. This animation concept played with the idea of "local."
Here is what he had to say, "Outstanding service! Quick to respond. VERY creative. Took my concept to a far higher level than anticipated. Most definitely will use this provider again, and I highly recommend you contact SpinMyLogo.” - Tony
Technical: Inside after effects I used repetile to duplicate the tvs in rows. Staggering the animation from bottom to top with motion blur they shoot off. I used the puppet tool on the tv to animate the "kick."
This was a project for projektile.com/. I always love working with beautiful artwork. It makes my job much easier. I came up with the concept pretty quickly just by looking at the logo. With a few tweaks the animation was well received. Amazing sound track as always by Bailey Math.
Most of the work involved in this was recreating the lines that were inside of the X. This just involved playing with angles and moving anchor points till I had similar curves within illustrator. Once I had the elements I used masks to animate them on. I add an optical flare to follow the same revealing path. The light effect was accomplished with cc light rays.
As soon as I saw this giraffe on istockphoto I had to animate it. Apart from the giraffe I developed this concept from scratch. I have a son who will be 2 years old this nov 09. Early on the phrase of “shtaku shtiku” was just a fun thing in our house to say. I am not sure if I was the one to come up with it or him? :) I think business names have a lot more power if they have very few syllables so I just took the ending and ran with it.
Geek stuff: In adobe after effects I used the puppet tool to animate the giraffe. It was a lot more difficult than I anticipated. I had the text come in before the giraffe entered so that they wouldn’t compete for attention. I parented the shadow with an expression to the giraffe so it would only follow along the x axis. Here is what I used: (x = thisComp.layer("giraffe running").transform.position+200;
y = 825;
Lastly, I used the puppet tool to stretch the text to draw attention to the ears that pop out of the “s.” Fun.
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I had the pleasure of working with David Airey from Logo Design Love. This is one of 2 animations I did with him. The first version just had the ball rolling at the beginning. After a little more thought I was able to come up with the "spinning vortex" assembling idea. I think the simplicity of it works.
Technical: All the pie wedges were parented to a null object. I applied an expression to the rotation that drives the rotation based on the circumference of the circle. So this allowed me to rotate the circle just by changing the position:
r = width/2;
c = 2*Math.PI*r+32;
R = 360/c * position;
This is one of the few animations that was approved on v1. That is always fun. This was a pretty easy concept that came to me, and was well received by the client. The most challenging aspect of this piece was playing with the timing of each animated element. It was great working with Local Vision on this project.
Technical: Through the simple use of key framed masks, scaling over time this was developed. I also utilized the radial wipe transition effect so I could reveal the half circles elegantly.