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A¬†new online + free course I registered at Future Learn out of curiosity, starting from 3 August ūüôā

If you are familiar with these crazy brilliant ChromeExperiments, you will understand why I want to spend 6 weeks learning to be a coder. These experiments are DOPE! For bonus, you should check out these guys WeaveSilk, too. They make beautiful art.

One of the authors is Mat Jarvis, he is an electronic musician. Listen to this:

My plan for June is to start focusing on Motion Graphics, as there has been many requests from work to make a motion graphics video to illustrate for our products. Personally I would love to create an animation myself with sound, music and cool characters I design. The main problem for ones who do not attend any design institutes is that it is extremely hard to find proper online materials that help you to learn motion graphics from scratch to finish. After searching around I found several courses which seem to be quite okay. I tried to find free courses (as always!) however most of them will need tuition fees. 20-100‚ā¨ is actually not bad, especially when it’s about investing on yourself. The main concern is how much one could get out from these courses, but again, we need to start from something. So here’s what I have found:

Online Courses:

Lynda.com: AE tutorials – Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Working with Storyboards [ SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED ]

Udemy.com: Learn AE in 90 minutes [33‚ā¨]

Udemy.com: AE Advanced Motion Graphics [87‚ā¨]

HowDesignUniversity.com: Motion Graphics and Animation Design [100$]

SchoolOfMotion.com: 30 Days of AE [FREE]

MoGraphMentor: 36 weeks training with mentor [2000‚ā¨/class – 6000‚ā¨/3courses]

Inspiration:

Motionographer.com : update inspiring motion graphics videos

Greyscalegorilla.com: tools and training about 3D

(will be updated)

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So I finished my final presentation yesterday. It marked the end of my 5 years at Metropolia as a Media Engineering student and especially for the last year in which I had been struggling under tremendous pressure of so many things in life. Anyways, that was the end.

Today I wandered around the neighbourhood where I have been living for most of my student life. It’s May, so it’s springtime here. Malmikartano was always considered as one of the dark¬†residential areas in Helsinki since most of its residents are disabled or rehab people. In the winter you may see¬†all kinds of ‘weird’ or drunk people walking on the street. Most of the time they would not do anything that may bother other people. Except from the gloom, I have never encountered any problems living here.¬†Today is another ‘random’ holiday in Finland, I heard it’s called Ascension Day. I don’t know what it means but everybody simply takes a day off and enjoys a glimpse of spring in the air. I did the same.

Walking around with the camera in my hands again, enjoy the fresh smell of spring and finally, after a so long time, I felt happier than ever. It has really been so long since I last felt there is no stone laying on my chest. Taking pictures keeps me at ease.¬†When I started seeing beautiful things around me again, it was like my dream was waken up again. Another good thing is that I have learnt to treat myself more kindly. I stopped pushing myself to ‘do something that matters’, like ‘take a picture that worths it’. I am just gonna do it. The fact that I was able to¬†start taking photos again, breathing¬†fresh air in my lungs and start dreaming again, was a sheer joy.

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