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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 

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New Animation - Visceral Manipulation

Albert Stern

I created this animation about the basic principles of visceral manipulation!

I am very happy about the way it turned out and the entire process of making it.

I never created an animation before now. I taught myself all of the steps needed to put this video together. A few people asked me what tools I used in the process. Below is a list of everything I used. 

Things I have used before: 

1. Sketchbook Pro: The tool I use to do all of my illustration work. It is a really dynamic program even though I use only a very small part of it. The illustrations I have done of Katie Mason and all of the Big Picture Book of Point Location were created in this app. 

2. Wacom Bamboo Tablet: Wacom makes pens and drawing tablets for artists. Their products are really high end. Although a few years ago they were selling a more modest product, the Bamboo tablet. This simple drawing surface completely suits my needs. (Although the high-end ones are dreamy!

3. Adobe Premiere Pro: video editing software. Like many of these products, Premiere is very powerful and I use just a fraction of the features. I used this earlier when editing the short video pieces of me talking on this website. 

Things that were completely new to me: 

4. Adobe Flash Professional:  Flash gives me the ability to move flat 2d images. I think this was a good place to start never having animated anything before. I had never struggled through the process of having things move on a timeline before. Once I got the hang of the basics it was quite fun. 

5. Adobe After Effects: The moving text in the beginning and end of the video were done with this app. I wanted to avoid learning a second motion app. But truthfully this is the right tool for the job. It really is powerful for doing super complicated projects like - this one. (It hurts my brain to try and figure out that video!) 

There is a lot more I can learn. I have some plans for more projects in the near future.

If you have ideas of topics I ought to animate - drop me an email! 

Stay tuned!