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Machine Harmony

animation of machine parts spelling out "harmony" on blueprint background

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. 

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