So in improving my skills in After effects I found that this is something to avoid as much as possible.
This is the Small Actions animation, that as you can see got super complex looking because I rendered it using a single composition in after effects. I thought when starting this part of the project that wouldn’t be a problem due to this animation being a lot shorter than the Big Picture boy oh boy was I wrong, I managed anyway but figuring our ways to make smaller compositions and then work them into each other was going to be majorly important for the Big Picture animation.
In these screen caps you can see me learning to manage compositions better. The Big Picture animation was made using 6 compositions and honestly it could have easily been more. Trying to manage big messy After Effects folders with tonnes of layers is a nightmare and getting the hang of compositions really helped streamline the production process of the second animation.