The one thing I never liked about editing was that I had to wait for footage. So over the years I taught myself After Effects (which I’ve actually been using since 1998).
While the majority of my work is live action I also love animation, particularly working with animators starting at the storyboard phase. I use my animation/effects skills to create animated storyboards to communicate ideas to the animators. I also make use of a gigantic SFX library, and my own sound design skills.
Most recently this music video I directed/edited/animated was accepted into the 2020 Portland International Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4G944DcTjE