Learning to Animate
Sometime ago when I was working at Google, I was always wanted to learn how to animate -- Specially when I saw all the cool prototypes my colleagues were making! When I asked one of them to teach me how to animate on After Affects, I was immediately intimidated by the interface. I was telling myself "Fu**, I'm never going to learn this." I was able to create a little something with the help of my colleague, but even more discouraged when the animation was not used for the final design iteration of the app.
Fast forward 2 years later to last night. I opened After Affects, and said to myself "Anna, you can do this." I watched so many tutorials online, and spent a good chunk of my time just trying to figure out what simple and basic commands did. Each little thing that went right was a huge achievement for me.
Long story short, yesterday I had no idea how to animate in After Affects. Today I kinda know. Tomorrow I will just keep getting better!
So never give up on learning something, keep at it and kick ass :]
Here are some links to videos that helped me create this:
How to create animated GIFs | SlimJim (James Curran)
After Effects character animation workflow | Emanuele Colombo
How To Make a Cartoon | For Beginners - After Effects Tutorial | Ross Plaskow