I first did a series of tests to get used with the software and learn of its capabilities - it really works like a combination between Photoshop & Premiere.
And lastly i did a video for One World about their new Do-It web app.
I chose stick figures to keep the concept more simplistic. I used the bubbles with stats to represent preferences, and how they don't match with the other 4 characters. The way Do-It web app works, is it uses the user's preferences and shows them volunteering opportunities that might appeal to the them. In the first scene i wanted to show the main character's mismatching interests with others. In the next scene he uses his phone to find opportunities he likes within the UK - the last scene representing the closest people matching his interests. Keeping it vague, i would say that this concept suits pretty much any socializing network.
This was my first test using a mask.
Here i experimented with the mask some more and added a paintbrush effect to it, giving the image behind it the illusion of a painting, and the mask of a magnifying glass.
I don't know if it's very noticeable in this video but, i added a blur vignette to it. It's not completely blend at first, the transition between the blur and the non blurred part of the image is too sudden, but it feathers until you can't notice the oval shape anymore.
In this video i added a dark colour vignette and tested a camera lens blur.
This is more of a picture test than a video one. I Took two images, one of a panel, and one of a landscape. I pinned the landscape image in a perspective that it would look as if it's on the sign on the background image. Unfortunately the low resolution of the background image ruins the immersion.
In this video i played with the fish eye effect, changing its form over time.
Camera shake test.
In this video i used an image of a jaguar in front of a green screen. I removed the green behind the jaguar image and added it over the landscape image. This could've been done in Photoshop As well but was interesting to see how it could be done in After Effects.
In this video i tested a particle effect, giving the impression of snowing.
To notice it, you will have to look at the edge of the video or straight in the middle, at the end of the corridor. In this video i tested a depth of field effect, the end of the corridor and the front of it goes blurry, leaving a clear focus on the corridor intersection.
In this video test i played with a particle effect making it look like rain.
In this video I've been testing out a pixel effect.
In this video i've been testing a photo filter, giving the basic image a different hue.
Not a great test, but it was enough for me to get the idea of how the pin tool works. I pinned certain parts of the stick figure, giving it articulations and then i animated it by pulling the figure by its articulations(pins).