I took a long break from doing After Effects projects last year. I was still teaching, and I did one or two commissions, but I had to re-evaluate what I was doing and why.
I dislike the style of motion graphics in which I forced myself to work for several years. I had a habit of focusing on what I thought clients wanted to see, versus creating pieces I was interested in. The result was bland, dry work with very little progress over time. Since my reset last year, I've been able to take the time to figure out what I'd like to see from myself. It's a slow process, but I love seeing something cool in a film or short, and trying to decipher how it was done.
My animated work is back to base level, but it's a base level I am excited to reach beyond. Anyway, here's some base level stuff that will one day be a lot cooler, because I'm actually interested these days.