The light at the end of this long dark tunnel is slowly getting closer and closer, “normality” is in sight. For this pandemic has been an eye opener. The things we all take for granted like going to the shop for milk, meeting friends at a bar, hugging our friends and family. Even businesses have realised that some people work better in a home environment and moving roles to fully remote. To get here it took this pandemic and the truth of it all is, lockdowns aren’t easy. We all have different ways of dealing with things, my way was to learn something new, something different. I wanted to learn how to make videos, create visual effects and animations. Not the easiest of subjects to learn but I am up for the challenge. It’s going to be a long windy road as I am very far from where I’d like to be but thinking of an idea and making it happen is a great feeling.
This blog post idea came from a video I created this week. The video is in response to The Grand Tour asking the public for trailer submissions based on the next episode filmed in Scotland #lochdown. I saw this, maybe got a wee bit too excited as I didn’t really notice it was TikTok orientated until I had literally completed it :/. However, what I had produced in contrast to videos I had created in the beginning of this adventure was like chalk and cheese. Below is a wee peak at what I have been doing/learning over lockdown and I am by far from stopping. Do I save up and look for some kind of formal qualification, change careers? Who knows, all I know is I love creating. There is still so much to learn and I haven’t really touched on the visual effects or animation aspect yet, I just see small steps heading in the right direction. Please like, re-tweet, comment, constructive criticism welcomed.
Hey .@thegrandtour here is my promo for your new episode. I don't have tiktok 🙁 Learning, but love creating stuff like this. Hope you, .@JeremyClarkson .@RichardHammond and .@MrJamesMay like it 🙂 #lochness pic.twitter.com/ehAt4B8dU1
— Simon Philp. (@siphilp) July 19, 2021
Looking for recommendations on structured courses for After Effects/Premier that include VFX, Animation and editing. Over lock down have been "dabbling" but would like to take it further… https://t.co/kCILIlZAi5 #aftereffects #animation #onlinecourses #adobe
— Simon Philp. (@siphilp) June 30, 2021
Over to you
Have you learned something new over lockdown? Maybe a foreign language, how to wall paper, how to create a website? It’s never too late to learn new things and remember “failure” is progression, things won’t come instantly over night but the end result will always be worth it. Stay safe, till next time :).
p.s. Did you notice the added Scottish touch to the header/end scene of The Grand Tour? 😛