Guild Wars 2 Hero Card

I don’t know why I got the urge to make something like this; It’s kind of a form popularized by the Borderlands game series whenever a new character is introduced. I don’t have as much control over the characters as the developers of Borderlands…

Kinetic Number Cycling

I am in the process of coming up with a unified set of live streaming alerts for use with StreamLabs and needed a kinetic widget for the alert display. I’m still following my high-tech motif, and high-tech UI generally have a lot…

Pencil Sketch Reveal

For my daughter’s high school graduation, we’re making her a scrapbook of her life so far. In addition, it’s become a family tradition to make a video scrapbook as well. Of course, I have to outdo my sister-in-law, who made two template-driven…

Sci-Fi UI

If there is one effect set that I need, it’s sci-fi user interface elements. In any movie or TV show that’s set in even a moderate future, there’s always a UI that’s filled to the edges with indecipherable widgets, graphs, meters, and…

Spinning Logo

This is the current stinger I’m using on my Twitch/Mixer live stream. I modeled it on the 1960’s Batman TV show stinger, because why not? In the actual version in use, the background is replaced with a chroma green color so that the…

Unfolding Image

This was another attempt to replicate a video I saw on TV. The original was featured in a car commercial and only focused on a single fold-out panel at a time, while the camera moved along to focus on that panel. But…

Image Drop-In

This is a pretty common effect. So common that I think when I was done, I was reminded of intro videos of 1970’s variety shows. I have no explanation beyond that. I started this after the unfolding video because I wanted to see if there…

Sliding Tiles

When looking around the Internet for inspiration, I came across a small animation that you might see on a magazine website or even a commercial. It featured tiles sliding into the picture to reveal an image beneath, and when the tiles slid…