All of my clients are asking for this style of animation/screen casting (SFW):
It's the manic screen twisting animation with text and simple images displayed over basic color backgrounds.
I am moderately skilled in After Effects (and own the suite) so I'd love to accommodate them, but I am more accustomed to creating explosions, light sabers and monsters than this kind of stuff. I would like to know if anyone knows of specific online classes or easy to follow tutorials for this specific style/type of animation? I've found many After Effects tutorials, but I'm looking for something specifically geared to creating a video similar to the one posted above.
I am happily prepared to pay for these as I really need to be somewhat proficient in this by early 2014.
Thanks a million!
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Lately, I've realized that I'm increasingly bitter and even quite angry about people that appear too happy (think your average idealized personality on Facebook). [more inside]
posted by raintree
on Jun 11, 2013 -
Help me learn how to control my own mind. How do I stop thinking about things that I shouldn't be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi
on Jul 15, 2012 -
The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion.
I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out.
How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 16, 2012 -
What is the origin of the phrase, "Laugh? I thought I'd die!"? I'm under the impression that it's older than the Beau Brummels song (1964).
posted by kimota
on Jul 8, 2011 -
My wife and I live in an expensive (by non-NYC standards) NYC apartment. Recently, lamenting how much of our salary went down the rent drain, we wondered if we could save money by living in a van. (This is a thought experiment. We're not really planning on doing it.) Is this feasible economically? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 20, 2010 -
Several years ago a psychology experiment found that in emergency situations, the body seems to engage in fight/flight before the cortex determines that, say, a lion is running at us. Can anyone help me find that study? And, for extra points, any subsequent studies showing action coming before thought in other sorts of scenarios?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Oct 10, 2010 -
Is there any relevant application for building an icosahedron out of resistors beyond exploring a common thought experiment? I've come across this many times: "If you replace each edge of an icosahedron with 1 Ohm resistors, what will the resistance be between opposite vertices?" [more inside]
posted by garethspor
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I like to ask my kids interesting, but age appropriate, ethical and epistemological questions while we sit around the dinner table. Help me think of some more. [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Jul 24, 2010 -
I do not have the ability to visualize. Is there anything that is possible to do to correct that? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77
on Jan 23, 2010 -
What are some tools and techniques I can use to become a better critical thinker? I asked my friend the other day what he got out of his tier-1 education and he said it taught him how to 'think through problems'. What exactly did his professors teach him about critical thinking? If I memorize the logical fallacies or make a pro's and con's list will I be a better thinker? Is 'going with your gut' an approved tactic in this pursuit? What things do you do to think through a problem and come up with rock solid plans, decisions, and recommendations?
posted by jasondigitized
on Oct 26, 2009 -
I remember doing a discussion activity/thought experiment in high school where we had to choose 6-8 people from a list (e.g. pregnant teen, scientist, priest, stay-at-home mom, doctor) to save in a nuclear apocalypse and justify our decision. There was a paper handout associated with the activity, and I'm pretty sure my teacher didn't write it himself, because I've talked to friends who've done the same thing in a different context (church groups, retreats, etc. ).
I'm looking for a link to a copy of this activity, or a place where I'd be able to find it.
posted by jeisme
on Oct 11, 2009 -
I´m a week into a monthlong solo walk, and I´m consequently spending a lot of time thinking. I´m looking for some interesting ways to structure this thinking... meditation, thought problems, etc. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by acidic
on Jun 4, 2009 -
I am looking for writings on mimesis
in regards new, digital, hypertext and hypermedial technologies and cultures. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 16, 2009 -
on AskMe: a whole bunch of questions about how to think more, better, etc. But what if I'm finding myself not interested
in deliberative thinking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 20, 2009 -
I have just realized that I am appallingly bad at abstract thought. Anytime I need to solve a problem that requires higher-level abstract thinking, I am unable to do so. So, for example, if I see an argument spelled out in symbols, I have to translate those symbols into real-world terms for me to understand them. What can I do to gradually improve my ability to handle abstract thoughts and ideas in my brain. [more inside]
posted by leybman
on Dec 17, 2008 -
When I'm sober and attempting to kill a fly, I can't hit it in time. When I'm tipsy, I swat it easily. In reading and conversation, I make connections sooner when drunk than when sober. I've always heard that alcoholism slows reaction time ... so what gives? NOTE: My drunken spelling and grammar errors definitely increase when drunk. Are various functions affected differently by alcohol?
posted by coizero
on Sep 1, 2008 -
I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately.
posted by therubettes
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I am looking for online magazines to submit art/literature/experimental/fun articles to. I think 'The Believer
' magazine is a good example of the type I crave. UK based would be best, but not completely necessary. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 23, 2008 -
So I enjoy books that are an elaboration on theoretical taxonomies such as Roget's International Thesaurus
(not the dictionary style) and A Pattern Language
. What other books or websites might I enjoy in this vein? Taxonomies on birds or plants are interesting, but I'm looking for things that aren't immediately obvious.
posted by bigmusic
on Mar 30, 2008 -
I need solid scientific evidence that thought can change matter - how consciousness effects DNA structure, patterns and ultimately reality. Charts, studies, videos, all is welcome as a way of viewing and understanding how the mind's energy works in relation to physical matter. Thank you so much.
posted by watercarrier
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality
programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 31, 2007 -
What experiments have been carried out where animals perform better
than us at particular cognitive tasks? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 9, 2006 -
I'm bored that I default to seeing problems, decisions and my life in general in a linear way. How can I reprogram my mind, and to do what?
posted by forallmankind
on May 14, 2005 -