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After Effects Tutorial – “Infographics that Animate Themselves”

I recently shared a time-saving expression that I cobbled together some time ago, which has saved me tons of time and keyframes over multiple projects.

Basically, it allows you to bring in tons of layers at the same time, & control them all with a few sliders on a single control layer. It’s great for adjusting the timing of a lot of layers at once. The best part is that, once you’ve created the setup, you can copy and paste this to any new composition & your layers will essentially animate themselves.

The good people at AEtuts+ have the tutorial over at their site. Hopefully it helps you as much as it has helped me.

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venting through comics #1

I’ve recently discovered the practice of venting my frustration by drawing comics. It’s much better than blurting out whatever pops into my head. This way I have to think it through first…

This is one I worked up after a couple of freelance projects – and after talking to some colleagues about our history with corporate clients.

It’s amazing how things that would be completely absurd in other situations are somehow perfectly acceptable to ask of a creative – especially since it’s always assumed that it won’t cost extra.

I was hesitant to post this for fear that anyone would think that this reflects situations at LifeChurch.tv, but it doesn’t. At all. I promise.