So far so good with the Spring 2014 semester. 3 weeks in, a couple of projects seemingly rolling along nicely. I’m always reminded of how it was when I started a project in After Effects and had that blank slate. It was always rather intimidating, given that I knew very little about the program when I first started using it. So when I start handing out projects to students, I’ve got this nostalgia in the back of my mind of that intimidation, of having to create something out of nothing in what can be a rather freaky and confusing software environment. After a while, no big deal. You get used to the toolset, the interface, just how to make something in After Effects. But at first, whew. I was just glad I had @rovino to pester when I had questions!