This tutorial was great example of using the camera and it’s depth of field feature. After completing the tutorial I swapped out the crosses for my logo. I then exported the image as an animated gif in Adobe Media Encoder, here’s the final animation.
As I was examining my Graphic Design Portfolio website, I had determined that I needed something on my home page that showcased my Motion Graphics skills. I had done a bit of searching and found a couple artists on Behanced that had nice Typography Animated Gifs that I was inspired by.
Below are images that I aspire to replicate to add that extra motion I needed on my website:
To begin learning this Typography Animation technique I found a tutorial on YouTube by a Motion Graphics artist that goes by the name of Dope Motions. This was a perfect project to experiment with After Effects and 3D text elements.
Finally here was interpretation of an Animated Gif with Typography. I will continue to experiment with this form of Motion Graphics, what I would like to try is create a highly polished Adobe Illustrator text element and then bring it into Adobe After Effects to add the extra motions desired for an even deeper distortion effect.
Munoz Stockin’ Events (MSE) is a branch of Munoz Stock, a company founded by my brother’s band, The Muckrakers and me, Evan Munoz. Munoz Stockin’ Events (MSE) produces local Long Island Music / Art / Video Game parties and gatherings. We put together these events to keep current with the Long Island community year round leading up to our larger event Munoz-Stock, a Music + Art + Video Game Festival currently being held at Station Sports in Huntington Long Island.
In light of the global situation in 2020 MSE like many, turned to a more virtual approach to hold events. The first online concert series we came up with is called Show On The Go! Our first episode aired live May, 23rd 2020 on Munoz-Stock’s Facebook page, we had 6 live performers from bands on the East Coast. Show On The Go! also featured a live Digital Artist that painted during the event in Adobe Photoshop using a drawing tablet. The Munoz-Stock team also created 2 skits, one was a Mortal Kombat 11 battle between Shanon Munoz and Joey Bosco, the other was mock Zoom Workout skit including Joey Bosco + The Muckrakers + Evan Munoz. To help support local Long Island Bars that have supported Munoz-Stock over the years, we directed viewers to One Eye Jacks in Bethpage multiple ways during the event to promote their new takeout menu. The show was a great success with over 2.5k viewers over the 3 hour event. The MSE team will be continuing to produce Show On The Go! on a monthly basis to keep connected with the local Long Island Music and Art Scene during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
I’m excited to see this platform grow because it is a great way of showcasing the local talent there is out here on Long Island. This is a perfect project to combine multiple skill sets for a Marketing Graphic Designer like myself, Evan Munoz. To promote growth on this channel and create a highly polished show I had to exercise use of StreamYard, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Adobe Rush and Digital Marketing best practices. I am looking forward to producing more Show On The Go! Episodes with The Muckrakers/Munoz-Stock Team and Actor Joey Bosco from Los Angeles.
So as I had a little time to myself this March, I decided to take one of my drawings and turn it into an animation. But! I took it a step further. Due to my lack of Adobe After Effects on my computer, I tried to use an OLD version of Adobe Flash CS5 to create this animation… God I need a copy of After Effects 😦
I sketched out this guy bored one day on this private beach on Long Island:
Then I digitally painted this on my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet in Autodesk’s SketchBook Express:
Last I created some clouds in Affinity Designer and animated this guy in Adobe Flash, I think I messed up in rendering somewhere – might need to look that up, but it came out okay for my testing:
I’m sure if you’ve been on the internet recently you have heard about this iOS game called Monument Valley by ustwo. This game features beautifully designed illustrations of impossible structures, that are reminiscent of the artist M.C. Escher’s work. You play as a lost princes wandering through these structures to find a way out. This game is beautifully designed anyone with an interest in art or design should play this game!
Check out some screen shots of the game along with some prototype sketches below:
Want to see more about Monument Valley? Check Out the links below:
I love to draw and sometimes I find my work a bit dark even if i don’t mean to. Well Scott Martin from Burnt Toast a Motion & Design Company has created work that is both Playful… Yet Dark at the same time! I feel like I am drawn to this style a lot. His work you almost have to do a double take to catch something you didn’t see at a quick glance. Great work! Check it out below.
I don’t watch much T.V., but I saw this for MTV and I thought it was the cutest most well designed happy thing I have ever seen in my entire life! Although only 20 seconds of this beautifully illustrated world, artists at Sehsucht Design Agency in Germany have you begging for more! A grey woodland field is illuminated by neon creatures! check out the video.
This could have been produced using standard animation, but the creative team said the hell with that lets go all out! For a much more complex and time-consuming hybrid of hand-drawn animation converted into stop motion animation. The work they put into this is insane! Everything in the background was made in real life not drawn or 3D rendered!!