Animating in After Effects

Over the next couple of weeks we will be using Adobe After Effects to animate a character in a 1-3 minute animation.  I have paired up with Grant Henry to create a story around dream of a small lamp that wants to make it big in New York City.

Story idea

A small lamp toy, that you might find at a souvenir store, has come to New York City to try to be in a Broadway play that he has always dreamed of being in. Since he was a child we has wanted to be the lamp in the show Aladdin. He currently works in a lamp store, lives in Central Park and goes to auditions to try and make sure dream come true.  This piece is going to be shot in a documentary/interview style in Central Park where the lamp reminisces about his experiences so far...

Our initial shot ideas are listed here