Thursday, May 5, 2011

After Effects? Or Just AWESOME Effects

This first video is a summary of some of my work as submitted to the CS with Animation Emphasis in April.  There are two clips in it that were particle simulations done in Houdini.  The 3D Models seen I created and textured using Autodesk's Maya.

The other videos are effects that I have created in Adobe After Effects, following tutorials from, so as to be able to learn the interface of the program and become familiar with some of the effects and workflow of the program.  The last video is most recent.

Morgan Strong - Animation Application Summary from Morgan Strong on Vimeo.

Procedural Crumble - Superman from Morgan Strong on Vimeo.

Procedural Crumble - Wifi from Morgan Strong on Vimeo.

Galaxy FX from Morgan Strong on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoyed it thus far!  There is more to come!


During the course of my work in the Multimedia Lab at BYU and answering hundreds of questions about every program we offer there, plus a few other programs we don't, I've had the opportunity to try my hand at many.

Many of these items were created by following tutorials, but the principles I learned along the way were invaluable. Click for Original Sized Images.

Personal Wedding Invitations

Abstract Design


Abstract Design - First Attempt

Not Your Everyday Bar Graph
 Specialized Font / Logo Design
Stylized Portrait - Experimenting with the Pen Tool 

3D Effects with Stylized Lettering

Another Abstract - Testing Glow and Blur Effects

There will definitely be more to come, but that's all I have at the moment!  Check out my videos in my next post!

Beginning - Early Work

A Photo-Dump of early work.  Makes it much easier to see progress!

My High School Senior Photo Adjustments

Stylized and Color Corrected
Desktop Wallpapers/ BG Design

Now, quit looking at my old stuff and see something a bit more impressive in a newer post!