WATER/WASTE - student project

***UPDATE*** I just finished my animation and uploaded it to Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/65571940

There are still some things I can tweak, but overall, I'm happy with how it came out, and all the techniques I have learned just from trying to make this 3-second video.

Also, I had trouble uploading to Vimeo using their instructions, so if anyone else has the same problem, this guy has figured it out: https://vimeo.com/forums/help/topic:96914


Hi everybody,

I have not started animating my project yet because I'm still catching up on all the AfterEffects tutorials.

This is a sequential sketch I made years ago that I thought would develop well into an animation.

WATER/WASTE - image 1 - student project

It is a vector graphic with three layers: The outline of the bottle, the blue water, and the word "waste" that is gradually revealed behind it.

I reworked the drawing: simplified the bottle's outline and the angle of the empty bottle, because to have it fall and land at that tilted perspective is a little beyond me at this point. Also planning to add a background, and another layer so the bottle stays white.

WATER/WASTE - image 2 - student project

I think it would look better if, in addition to the water level going down, the bottle rocked back and forth a little. Also, maybe the "waste" could move around a little inside the bottle when it's empty.

Well, that's all I have for now. I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible because I'm new to AfterEffects. I can't wait to start animating this!

Eliza Stein

Freelance Illustrator & Designer