So recently with the release of VALORANT and the commission of my branding designs my drive to produce a little more content in terms of supporting material and content itself has been reignited.
I have a pretty decent understanding of Adobe Suit programs, the weakest element of my knowledge however would be After Effects, without a doubt. I feel the program is pretty essential when it comes to supporting material and bridging the gap between entry level and more professional content. The ability to work seamlessly across Ps, Ae and Pr feels like a pretty essential skill, one I’ve been putting off rounding out for years. However the potential to integrate smaller After Effects projects into my live-stream has made the process a little less intimidating. Not needing larger video files to edit, 5-10 second motion graphics are a lot easier to justify working on, enabling me to learn small segments of Ae and put them into practice.
I generally struggle to compile longer video projects when it comes to highlight reels etc. My style of editing is quick and cut heavy and as a result it reduces 4-5 minutes of potential footage to a minute or so most of the time. I prefer to work in 2-3 hours bursts so managing my time, footage and editing to create some longer content is something I’d like to work on while maintaining a high standard across the entire project as most of the time I’ll produce a 1-3 minute video and call it quits, struggling to hold my attention. I much prefer to start and finish projects within a day if possible however this makes longer projects impossible.
In summary I’d like to produce some longer form content this year, integrating Ae a lot more into the finished product and editing pipeline.