AE & Steven Beckett
Well when I realized being an RAF Pilot really wasn’t my life choice (and more my Dad’s), I decided on looking into 2 things I truly loved: computers and art. Over the years, I developed my Photoshop skills, diving into multiple creative arts till I found somewhere I was comfortable in. Photography/ Digital Art/VFX/ and VJ’ing were what really stuck.
Due to family problems, University hasn’t really been an option for me. So working multiple jobs while I find countless hours of amazement on sites like Video Copilot and magazines like Advanced Photoshop, I’ve managed to teach myself all my creative arts knowledge from scratch and in the little time I had for myself.
Now 3 years down the line, I’m in the middle of developing my portfolio website while art directing a brand new travel company through the use of animation in AE and graphic design in PS. So multiple jobs aside, I am finally in a position that I am doing something I love, getting to travel the world, and get paid for it all at the same time through freelancing!
This is why I say AE saved my life. Without its ease of use and amazing design for visual production I would still just be in a job in the middle of nowhere doing something I don’t truly enjoy. 😀 😀 Again.. Thanks AE!