TANNER LEARNS AFTER EFFECTS - EPISODE 01

"BASIC ANIMATION WITH KEYFRAMES"

The worst thing about this video is…

a) My pathetic After Effects skills

b) My pathetic vocal skills

c) My pathetic casio keyboard skills

d) All three skills (which in reality are not skills at all, but rather failures) are equally pathetic

I’m gonna go with “c”, although “b” is a close second.

Anyway, long story short I’m currently trying to learn the motion graphics program Adobe After Effects. I’m following along with a great book, Creating Motion Graphics With After Effects, by Trish and Chris Meyer.

At the end of each chapter I plan on making a short silly video to make sure that I really learned what I had read (as opposed to just being a tutorial robot). This is the first of those videos, based on chapter 3 of the book. 

I’m still not sure what provoked me to add the improvised sing along voice over, but I think it will likely be a staple of all future videos in this rather lackluster, and probably unnecessary, series. 

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Especially after your last post on the aquarium/magnifying glass, I picture Vicki as the "magician's assistant". Does she have a voice?

Asked by oceanblue265

Hmmm… good question. Here are the three most probable answers…

a. No, Vicki does not have a voice, because Vicki is not real.

b. Vicki is very much real, but has no idea I exist. I watch her with my telescope. 

c. Vicki does her talking with her fists, not her mouth.

d. All of the above

The answer is obviously “d”.

Anyway, I’m not sure how it happened, but somewhere along the way this blog became primarily about my awesome wife Vicki. She is real and I keep telling her to start a Tumblr, but it hasn’t happened yet. At one point she almost started a Tumblr that would’ve been about her making a Tumblr about my Tumblr, but that got complicated in a Charlie Kaufman-esque sort of way and she called it quits.

Anyway, maybe one day she’ll have a voice around these parts, but until that day I plan to keep blaming her for stuff that is probably my fault.

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31st March 2011

COOL STUFF IN JAPAN 19 - “LITTLE SHRIMP CREATURE FROM HELL”
This was the only worthwhile picture that I took while inside the Kochi aquarium and it took FOREVER because…
a. Vicki couldn’t hold the damn magnifying glass still
b. The little shrimp creature from hell wouldn’t stay still
c. I couldn’t figure out how to focus my my damn camera
Answer: Definitely not “c”, but I’m torn between “a” and “b”.
Also, I can neither confirm nor deny that this creature is in fact a shrimp. But what I can confirm is this… it is certainly, without a doubt, from HELL!!! COOL STUFF IN JAPAN 19 - “LITTLE SHRIMP CREATURE FROM HELL”
This was the only worthwhile picture that I took while inside the Kochi aquarium and it took FOREVER because…
a. Vicki couldn’t hold the damn magnifying glass still
b. The little shrimp creature from hell wouldn’t stay still
c. I couldn’t figure out how to focus my my damn camera
Answer: Definitely not “c”, but I’m torn between “a” and “b”.
Also, I can neither confirm nor deny that this creature is in fact a shrimp. But what I can confirm is this… it is certainly, without a doubt, from HELL!!!

COOL STUFF IN JAPAN 19 - “LITTLE SHRIMP CREATURE FROM HELL”

This was the only worthwhile picture that I took while inside the Kochi aquarium and it took FOREVER because…

a. Vicki couldn’t hold the damn magnifying glass still

b. The little shrimp creature from hell wouldn’t stay still

c. I couldn’t figure out how to focus my my damn camera

Answer: Definitely not “c”, but I’m torn between “a” and “b”.

Also, I can neither confirm nor deny that this creature is in fact a shrimp. But what I can confirm is this… it is certainly, without a doubt, from HELL!!!

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27th January 2011

HANEDA AIRPORT AT SUNSET
As we were waiting for Vicki’s dad to arrive at the airport I snapped a few shots while Vicki was…
a) trapped inside of a crazy Japanese vending machine
b) buying used panties from a crazy Japanese vending machine
c) trapped inside of used panties while buying a crazy Japanese vending machine
d) standing next to me HANEDA AIRPORT AT SUNSET
As we were waiting for Vicki’s dad to arrive at the airport I snapped a few shots while Vicki was…
a) trapped inside of a crazy Japanese vending machine
b) buying used panties from a crazy Japanese vending machine
c) trapped inside of used panties while buying a crazy Japanese vending machine
d) standing next to me

HANEDA AIRPORT AT SUNSET

As we were waiting for Vicki’s dad to arrive at the airport I snapped a few shots while Vicki was…

a) trapped inside of a crazy Japanese vending machine

b) buying used panties from a crazy Japanese vending machine

c) trapped inside of used panties while buying a crazy Japanese vending machine

d) standing next to me

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WILD PACK OF FAMILY DOGS

I know I’ve posted this here before but I figured I’d post it one last time seeing as it is filled with several Christmassy things, including, but not limited to…

a. A Reindeer Mug

b. Vintage Christmas Lawn Ornaments

c. A Christmas Tree

and most importantly…

d. My Dad playing a disgruntled mall Santa

Enjoy the video and have an awesome holiday and a very happy new year!

Over and out!

Tanner

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