Stinger – Animation Refresh Planning
project: Stinger – Animation Refresh
Client /Prof: N/A
completion status: Started August 25 2021
staff guidance: Maddy
STA team members: Rachel and Megan
description/plans: Refresh the stingers for the course graphics to add light animation.
To be completed: N/A
For this project, I started working on planning out the steps to make the overall creation of the stingers simple for future STAs.
Questions to Consider:
- Easily customizable After Effects File
- Background Images
- Fonts? Segment title
- Standard animations for each segment??
- Standard animation for title??
- How long do the animations need to be? (2 seconds + additional second for static image)
*** Standard AE composition with the layout of each element (Title, background, animation). ***
- Duplicate “standard” composition
- Edit the Title and Background Image
- Insert/open the different icon animation compositions into “standard composition”
After Effects File Requirements:
- Placement of Title with small animation
- Placement for icon with animation
- Background image placement (static)
Title Animation Ideas:
*** Left side of the graphic (simple) ***
- Fade in
- Slide in from left or bottom
Stinger Animation Ideas:
*** Right side of the graphic (Fade in first) ***
- Multiple Chat bubbles appear?
- iMessage chat
- Revolving circle around install with moving bars?
- Blinking/transitioning between filled question mark and open. Switch to check mark after?
- Toggle back and forward
- Interchanging the chat bubbles
I already began creating the AI files for the different stingers. Once we have decided on the animation for each icon, we can began making the different frames in AI or creating the different piece to animate in AfterEffects.
I also began creating the After Effects Template for the animation composition. There is a “main composition” that will hold the final completed animation that will be sent off. Within the main composition, there is the Title, that can be changed, the background composition, and the animated stinger composition. There will also be a composition that the STA can use to change the background image.