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I haven’t added my animation on the index page because I was told that is very annoying when someone enters a website and there is a soundtrack, moreover an animation with sound.


Smoke Effect in After Effect

Posted: August 15, 2012 in Masters Project

There are several different types of animated smoke effects you can create in After Effects, and several ways to create them. I choose this tutorial because it was easy and the effect is effective.

Richard Lainhart, 2011. How to create smoke effects in After Effects. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 25 July 2012]

Sound Effects

Posted: August 15, 2012 in Masters Project

Apart the soundtrack I used sound effects for the machinery taken from the Logic Library like sounds of cogs, light clicks, movie projector, oil pump engines and industrial machines which I placed them in the background along with the soundtrack and edited them together


Editing in Logic

Posted: August 15, 2012 in Masters Project


The editing of a voice is very tricky. I had to crop it and clean it. Also, I used the compressor and the channel IQ to make the voice smoother and more present. For each track I had in Logic I used the automation setting to control the volume and the level meter to control the right sound level.

This video has really good sound effects!

This time experimentation and risk is the only thing to make my animation look and work better. I watched online tutorials for making special effects in After Effects. These  got my attention  ‘Growing vine animation and camera pan and zoom with null object’. The purpose of the effect is to ‘grow’ or appear a design of your choice moving along with a camera using a null object.

Dudeinadrama, 2009. Growing Vine Animation Pt2 After Effects: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: <; [Accessed 01 July 2012]
Dudeinadrama, 2009. Growing Vine Animation Pt3 After Effects: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: < > [Accessed 01 July 2012]
Dudeinadrama, 2009. Camer pan and zoom with Null object: After Effects Tutorial. Available at: <; [Accessed 01 July 2012]

Voice over

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Masters Project

My animation turned up to be surreal= characterized by fantastic imagery, so I had to recorded someone saying a few key points about the company. At the end I cut some of the sentences because it had longer duration than my animation. The bold sentences are the ones I have used.


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