After I have done all the scenes in vector format, it was time to start animating all the objects and make my cartoon to come alive. I have decided that it would be easier for me to divide the animation into small video clips and animate them one by one. Then, I would glue them all together in iMovie.
I thought that this is the best way to do this for several reasons:
- Using iMovie is very simple and fast
- Making the whole animation in After Effects would create one large file that is difficult to load for on my laptop
- I can add more basic effects and motion graphics using iMovie
- It is interesting to combine diverse software to create one product
In total, I have created more than 90 short clips each lasting around 5-10 sec. I was surprised that making a 5 sec simple animation would take around one hour to do. Therefore, it was quite a tedious work.