Happy Pride Seattle! I built this looping gif a few years ago when Pete Buttigieg was running for president. (Imagine PETE where the word PRIDE is now located.) Today I reopened the Ae file and made a few, quick alterations. That serif typeface is a favorite, Clarendon Black BT. - Joe Gast
Ready, set, go! Supplied by the client, I simplified and branded the Ai artwork of the three bike riders. I also contributed additional imagery where needed. Though I built a lengthier video for a trade event, shown here is a gif of a few highlights. - Joe Gast
My first animation ever, from quite a few years ago: Giant Slug Phenomenon, Case #118.
Using an Adobe Photoshop file that I had created for a concept art class, I animated the layers in Adobe After Effects. The giant slug's movements, as well as all that ominous smoke, were created using the After Effects puppet tool, a tool I seldom use now. - Joe Gast
Half and Half, half 2d and half 3d, entirely Adobe After Effects. This is a four second loop, ultra-pasteurized to increase shelf life. The Adobe Fonts typeface is Cubano Regular, designed by Chandler Van De Water. - Joe Gast
Built in Adobe After Effects ten years ago to celebrate Elizabeth Two’s diamond jubilee, I’m revisiting now, upon Lilibet’s platinum jubilee. It all started with this kitschy, commemorative tea pot (below) that I stumbled upon online. - Joe Gast
It's December and I'm looking for a partridge. Created in Adobe Illustrator, this illustration has a festive palette of cool greens and warm reds and golds. A two second loop, I added movement in Adobe After Effects. - Joe Gast
This four second walk cycle was built in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects. The sans serif typeface is a classic, Futura Bold. - Joe Gast
Back in 2017, After Effects blogger Lester Banks said that Ae’s C4D renderer was doggedly slow to the point where it is almost impractical. I don’t do much 3D, but just rendering this bit of 3D type today seemed painfully difficult, and it’s now 2021.
The typeface is American Purpose. Warm and playful for a sans serif. Super wow! - Joe Gast
Though I live in Washington State, I grew up in Ohio. I always loved the state flag. The only non-rectangular U.S. state flag, I thought the flag's three red strips matched up nicely with the three red stripes in Joe Biden's campaign logo. My Texas flag was an afterthought, working with the same Ae comp. - Joe Gast