I've recently been practicing some motion graphics, and other non-effects based tests.
This video is composed of all 2D layers, edited pictures and various smoke elements. Made in After effects.http://vimeo.com/31246108
I initially made this back in july, but this is an expanded/improved version, the footage at the end may not make sense but it was taken for this test, with the intention of zooming out of the eye, into a shot that tracked around the girl to reveal another effect in the distance. I couldn't get the final part of the plan to work out as it was difficult for both roto and tracking, I ended up cutting the stuff that didn't work but kept the transition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InuI2QNDIFA
This one was made to test out a slider I bought recently, at the recommendation of Andrew. I'm enjoying the results so far, but my current Tri-pod isn't quite strong enough to hold it in position, so there is a bit of wobble on some shots.
I'd like to hear some feedback on the videos, and rather than make topic after topic i'll just add future tests to this thread.