I found this assignment to be very educational. I definitely had to push my knowledge of after effects and animation, and by my third mograph I found that I was able to achieve effects much easier and faster than when I started with my first one. Working closely with youtube tutorials taught me tonnes of little tips and ticks that sped up my work process, as well as refined skills and abilities I already had. I think the one skill that I developed the most during the course of this project was the use of masks and mask expansions in AE. I have always struggled with the concept of masking in After effects, but it was something I utilised a lot of to create these animations. Over all, looking back on what I was able to achieve, I know it’s only the tip of the iceberg, but the little skills, tricks and knowledge of the programme and animation principles that I needed to know in order to create these videos are what I will take away from this assignment. At the end of it all, I am satisfied with what I learnt, and what I was able to prove to myself during the course of this project.
Beneath a full moon
their kiss in winter’s first snow
her soft eyes glowing
I’ve chosen to portray this Haiku by Andrea Dietrich as a dream. The mograph starts off as a beautiful dream, where a love and a precious memory is remembered, but by the end of the clip, reality is sets in, and all the memories are left behind.
The 3 Haikus I have chosen to execute are Ice Cream by Janina Michelle Araneta, Haiku 34 by Kim Merryman and Diamonds in the snow (Diamond’s remnants) by Andrea Dietrich. For the last Haiku choice, I have only used the first stanza of the 4 stanza haiku.
The Haikus go as follows:
Ice Cream By Janina Michelle Araneta.
Round the silver bowl
The handfuls of coloured snow
Sprinkled with mallows
Haiku 34 by Kim Merryman.
Blood red berries
Cling to stark branches —
Virgin snow glistens
The single stanza of Diamonds in the Snow by Andrea Dietrich.
Beneath a full moon
Their kiss in winter’s first snow
Her soft eyes glowing