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Youtube portfolio movie

By: Marc Edel

The background

I wanted to expand my portfolio to not just my website or LinkedIn. Since I also make some movies, I decided to start a youtube channel where I put the movies I have created. So this movie tells a short story about who I am and what I can do.

 

The tools I used: After Effects

The process

How did I make it?

Step 1: Concept

I wanted to make it exciting, that's why it moves fast, so you won't get bored by watching it. I also wanted to show who I am and what I am aiming to become after my study. It has to be a story telling movie in an exciting way.

concept
concept

Step 2: Making off

Working for the first time in After Effects is like getting dropped somewhere in the forest while you are blindfolded. At first I didn't knew where to start or what to do. So I went to youtube and followed tutorials and opened After Effects again. This time I was able to remove the blindfold of my head and started looking for a way out of the forest into the open. And I found it, after a while I finally understood the minimum of it: I learned to work with keyframes, masks, moving text and how to implement sound. After a while I finished it and I am still so proud of it!

Step 3: Result

Getting it done after putting much effort into it, really maked me satisfied! Watch the result on the right, enjoy!