This is a very short animation for the 12th prompt of Inktober 2020, being "SLIPPERY". I think Ice Cap Zone is a pretty slippery place, don't you think?

Enjoy, fellow humanoids.

1 month, 1 week ago


32 thousand Particles in 1440p. Video took 1 hour to render onto my desktop as a final product. However Uploading onto youtube took 10 hours due to uploading with Quicktime. Do not use Quicktime in After Effects.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

After Effects: How to export with transparent background

7 months, 2 weeks ago

After Effects Tutorial: Audio Wave Spectrum

7 months, 2 weeks ago


1 year, 5 months ago

Let me take you to "1980" where robots and humans are grooving together with no fears.

I really like this song! And hey I did some crazy animation using video I took of myself and JJ. In Adobe After Effects, as usual. I was going for 80’s (because I am the 80’s), and this will remind you of many things. But don’t forget: it’s ALL JOE SPARKS.

This is definitely a period piece and for a an older feel, I used an old cheap pink Canon point-n-shoot from 2009. I love the look! (and 720p processes faster).

Music, Animation and Video by Joe Sparks. Performed by Joe Sparks and JJ Sparks.

Please subscribe to my channel and leave a comment for me! Really nice to hear from anyone who appreciates my work. And by all means share it with anyone who likes this kind of thing. THis is pretty interesting and I'm proud of it.

Feel free to ask about my tools and instruments.

I hope you will join my on Twitter, and other channels (@joesparks on most), and take a look at joesparks.com again.

“Put Your Headphones on” song and animated music video COPYRIGHT 2019 Joe Sparks of joesparks.com

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1 year, 8 months ago

Happy Halloween 2013
from Atwater Publishing

graphics created at
Animators Guild
local 839 Burbank, CA


Music by William Schaeffer copyright 2007

2 years, 2 months ago

looney - HD 720


copyright(c) 2014 Wm Schaeffer

2 years, 2 months ago

Fractal Fire Glass, Number 2
copyright (c) 2013
William Schaeffer


Noonday News Report
from "Music for Daydreams"
by Bill Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2008


Video created in After Effects at Animation Studio in the Animator's Guild local 839, 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA. Go Union.


2 years, 2 months ago

Fractal fire Glass, Number 3

copyright(c) 2013
William Schaeffer


After Effects Image made at Union Local 839 animator's guild computer lab, 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California. Go Union.


2 years, 2 months ago