I was reminded this week how limited my AfterEffects skills are. I’m a three-trick pony in AE, which doesn’t get me very far.
That is the frustrating aspect of my industry- the skill set is so wide, the requests are so broad, that it is challenging to be competent at everything you are asked to do. Specialization is most effective, but those of us who in the One-Man-Band role have a tougher nut to crack.
There are lots of jobs where technique takes a back seat to getting the job done. But if you have bad AE skills it is really obvious. I’m exhibit A. I see tutorials in my future.