Must not sleep!…

…at least that seems to be what my body is thinking all the time. 3 days in a row with only about 4 hours of sleep every night is really not nice when the pain in your joints, rushes of sweat and other side effects of your medication drive you out of bed. If at least it was some handsome young guy’s snoring and kicking…. But I digress. On the other hand, it’s still amazing how sharp you mind can be at four o’clock in the morning and I actually had quite a few good inspirations for some projects I’m working on and which – yeah, the eternally delayed perfectionist strikes again – will put out in the open maybe/ possibly/ perhaps/ soon-ish. ;-) On the downside, one of the bad things about going so late to bad and again getting up so early is that you even more notice the madness in the Adobe and specifically After Effects world. Now I will freely admit that my sleeplessness makes me even more sarcastic and cranky than usual, but currently I’m really wondering quite often, whether there is any users out there left who actually have an interest in learning any bit of the motion graphics/ compositing trade or if they are all just looking for instant plug-ins and template projects to modify and have an easy time otherwise. If you are asking me, the future is looking rather sad on that end and if this continues, one day every digital signage panel, TV promo and even mobile device interface will consist of "kinetic type" using Arial on top of a Magic Bullet Looks preset, because the kids never learned anything else… Other than that, of course, the world is keeps on turning – the Video CoPilot forum get’s spammed, users buy cheap and small SSD drives and complain that their Adobe suite doesn’t fit on it and everybody hates Autodesk. You know, same old shit every day and in a grim Groundhog Day sense it’s scary, but likewise reassuring that it will be still this way tomorrow and I won’t have the good senses to stay out of it…

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