Learning and discovering

So for some time I have been saying to myself that I have wanted to learn after effects. I used to mess around with it at college a little. Mainly to render out my 3D projects I had created in Maya. But I wanted to get down with all after effects can do as a program on its own.

Well as part of a professional and creative promise to myself I have said whenever I get any downtime I will learn something. So I signed up to Lynda and began to teach myself bit by bit. Now what I am showcasing here Is probably very basic to the regular after effects user but for me this is a massive step and I hope to build on it slowly and hopefully one day add after effects to my skill set and produce work professionally with the tool but for now I am enjoying exploring the program at my own pace and minus a brief 🙂

The first is a simple logo ident for my website:

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The next is a simple lyric video using a David Bowie track and a video I downloaded from here

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Another day, another (crap) logo

How is this possible??? I don’t actually understand how this is happening but two major brands have produced the worst logos ever! Okay i agree that the Gap logo is probably the worst but myspace def comes a close second! Really i am no logo designer but i know good design and looking at this i don’t get it, its as if they just got lazy. I mean i am all up for the minimalist look but this is going too far don’t you think?