About a month ago I started building a new lesson for an After Effects class that I’ll be teaching at work sometime in January 2011. As I started building the lesson, it quickly morphed into a much more complex and involved thing. It turned into something that I could begin to teach in a 2 day course that makes up less than 10 hours of total class time. So realizing this I decided to turn this into a personal project that I could use to help prepare me for my After Effects Certification testing next year. This 4 minute video for the Heartless Bastards, “Into the Open” is the result so far. It’s not finished, there is additional animation I need to add, and There are quite a few tweaks that need to be done, but the overall look is coming together.