FOREWORD

Rob Chiu | Director

www.theronin.co.uk

The first time I encountered Angie Taylor's writing was in 2001 when I read her book Creative After Effect 5.0. I'd recently finished a part-time bachelor degree in Graphic Design, and I had decided to explore After Effects on my own. I had been working in various print design agencies in the north of England for four or five years and had quickly grown complacent with the medium. I was always a storyteller at heart, and for my dissertation piece, I had already created my first short film in After Effects 3.1. I put it all together using an old VHS camcorder and a pile of scanned photographs. I boldly decided to embark upon the path of freelancing as a motion designer in the hope that someone would ...

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