1. Use After Effects
  2. Get to grips with the process outlined in the book Designing for Motion by Austin Shaw

Script and Storyboards

The script came from one of the academics involved inthe project. It is based on one of her presentations on the subject. A mood board was built with ideas for the icon, colour schemes and a draft script. From here a storyboard was built. Then on to an...


From the animatic I could see quite quickly which parts were going to work and which weren't. You can see the rough first draft of the animatic here. The process of importing the storyboard from Illustrator into After Effects works well for me. Changes can be made in Illustrator to the artwork and After Effects can be used afterwards for animation.

Final build

After creating the animatic I completed the build in After Effects. After Effects is probably the Adobe product that presents the biggest challenge because of the number of options available. However repeated use is helping me get to grips with it.