This is something I made for one of the modules on my course. Don't ask how I came up with it.
Brief: Black Dog
We had to make an animation involving a black dog, in the literal, metaphorical or whatever sense we wanted. The catch was that we had to use After Effects to make it.
My solution was to paint everything in photoshop and import it all into After Effects. I then moved them around the timeline and added sound and music. Voila, I created a really crude animation.
I really had no idea why we were forced to use After Effects for this – it’s not at all a tool for animation.
Fun piece to do nevertheless, and hopefully enjoyable to watch although you may not understand what’s going on until the end.