Motion Graphics, Animation & Typography Design
Animated GIF school assignment:
Create an animated GIF that expresses the word "Harmony" with illustrated typography.
I thought of the harmony of machinery all working together perfectly. I illustrated the word "Harmony" by creating the letters out of moving machine parts.
I used a combination of Photoshop and After Effects to animate this GIF. After Effects was useful for animating the mechanical parts, such as the gears or the pulleys - since I can do that with extreme accurate using numbers.
However, I hand animated the steam and the physics writing in the background using Photoshop - since both of those things are more natural and spontaneous, thus benefiting from the irregular, natural, hand-drawn look.