4 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2017 3:01 PM by PD01

    Critique my first Music Video project


      Hi Everyone,


      I've been using the Adobe software for years but only recently started looking at and using After Effects and thought what better way to learn than just straight into a full project?


      I'm new here... But I wanted to share with you a piece of work I've not long completed. Its a music video produced for One Cure for Man (James Parkinson). James is also an illustrator creating all the artwork for his music, I took his artwork and wanted to send the viewers deep into one of his illustrations which will form the album cover. I worked hard to make sure there wasn't a single frame without animation and motion. I worked right across the adobe suite to create this video and hopefully created something that is a little unique and never seen before?


      I would love to know what you all think, all comments welcome.



      One Cure For Man - Colours In The Fire (Official Video) - YouTube

        • 1. Re: Music Video
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          That's a great first project!

          You should look into using the graph editor (speed graph and value graphs) to smooth out your animations. There were a few pretty jerky position changes.

          Otherwise, great piece. Nice concept and well executed.

          • 2. Re: Music Video
            PD01 Level 1

            Thanks Szalam,


            Pleased you like and thanks for the comments about smoothing off the position transitions on the camera positioning.


            Great feedback.



            • 3. Re: Music Video
              Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I like the song but the visual effects, while consistent, are not really doing much for me. Try and look for effects that complement the story told in the song. I also agree with Shazam, your keyframing needs some work to smooth things out. There are some basic principals of animation that you should become familiar with because they can dramatically improve the story you are trying to tell and they even apply to something as basic as a couple of position keyframes.

              The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo.

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              • 4. Re: Music Video
                Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                We all love Shazam! auto correct at its best I presume... Thanks for the info and link, Rick. Good luck Op! It's off to the graph editor for you. Ecabrams and school of motion have fine tutorials about it. Grayscale gurilla has an oldie but goodie. For in-depth knowledge, I would recommend Ae apprentice advanced keyframing course on Lynda. No one explains it more thoroughly than the Meyers. Look All those up and happy easing to you.

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