I’ve been meaning to re-establish a daily yoga practice. I also want to keep growing as an animator and motion designer. Why not combine the two, I thought?
For the next four weeks – starting October 16 – I will be doing yoga and animating type. Almost every day. Not necessarily at the same time.
I believe one practice will support the other one. Yoga offers wonderful “maintenance techniques” for that body of ours that we so need for ensuring a long creative life.
It also offers ways of dealing with creatives’ ultimate enemies – Perfectionism and Resistance. (Then there is that infamous gap but I think it is very much linked with Perfectionism).
Project goal: to settle focused and comfortable in my body and in AfterEffects, animating type.
To support the process and avoid the known traps, I’ve sketched a few guidelines. Sort of like the ones yoga teachers provide for their students.
The brief account of each day’s practice and the resources I used will be published here as well as on my Instagram account.
Weekly schedule includes a proper stretch – creation of 2-3 smaller and 1 larger project – but also time for looking inside other people’s project files as well as inside myself and a whole day of PLAY.
Productivity doesn’t mean fast and furious.