I was recently asked to create some fullscreen video ads for Yahoo’s login page. The constraints were: dimensions of 1440×1024 but less than 500k file size, must loop seamlessly and no HTML5 blend-mode effects or plugins allowed – otherwise an overlay of the steam blended onto a canvas layer would have yielded an even smaller file size. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Microsoft’s Edge browser did not fully support blend-modes – hurry up Microsoft! I managed to create a few videos, such as the one below, all within these constraints, using After Effects and the amazing WEBM format:
I created this animated banner for a client’s phone case giveaway competition used on their social media accounts.
I was recently asked to take some scans of an old storybook’s illustrations and bring them to life with subtle animation. The stories come from folk tales of an indigenous Canadian people called the Kayas. Continue reading Photobook Animation