Neon Sign!

Neon Sign! - student project

This was a fun project and I am excited to see how this unfolds as I get comfortable with this process. I chose a clients bar I have been working with called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and wanted to try it out on their events they post about on Instagram.

 Neon Sign! - image 1 - student project

Started mocking it up and creating it in illustrator, then brought the file into after effects.


I started off doing exactly what the video was saying. Same numbers, same effects, and the result ended up being pretty cool.

Neon Sign! - image 2 - student project

get the glow right and then worked on the movement and got to this point. 



I ended up creating another in a different format. This one turned out a little different, a little more "cartoon" looking. As one could imagine, using the same numbers in different format does not work well. Still improving and learning the interface of After Effects.




Neon Sign! - image 3 - student project

I got a chance to mess with the glow and did a couple things differently and ended up with a result I am proud of (no motion though, just flickering). I ended up adding a "buzz" sound, and to add to the effect of a "cocktail lounge" I added some music. I did not want it to be in your face though. I imagined these signs hanging outside of the lounge so I filtered the song to make it sound like it was coming from the otherside of a wall, hopping to give the view the feeling of missing out. 



Still, more work to be done but I think this has been a success so far! Thanks for the class (even though I am a little late to the party!). 


Any and all feedback welcomed!