Boring Adobe After Effects Sample Series: Using Magic Wand to Get iMac for Kids

Adobe After Effects 8.0.1

Last month, I went to Peru as a volunteer to show Peruvian kids magic. I arrived at a very small village and went straight to the only elementary school there. I was well prepared. I knew several good coin tricks. I even took two pigeons with me if kids wanted to see real tricks. I entered a large classroom where I was silently welcomed by about 50 kids. I started my magic show with a couple of coin tricks at first. But the kids responded only with grim faces. So I said

All right, kids. Guess what’s going to appear when I open this cloth.

I expected that kids would be amazed to see my pigeon trick. But a little boy sitting at back stood up and said

Adobe After Effects sample


Huh!? What is this kid? I didn’t bring my iMac all the way to Peru with me. What was he thinking? I didn’t forget to bring my MacBook with me, though. So I responded

Class, do you know what MacBook is? 

Then the same boy spoke up and said he wanted to see an iMac. Kids… I went there with no pay. And all you want to see is an iMac? I was tired. I wanted to vanish. I said to myself – Could somebody hand me a magic wand? Then a girl sitting at front said

Here. Use this.

A magic wand… Who is this girl? WHO ARE THESE KIDS? Obviously, it was a toy. Wait… Maybe, this toy would let me make myself disappear without a trace, I said to myself. So I used it. Then kids all said


When I opened the cloth, there was an iMac sitting on a table. Kids were all so amazed that they could not stop cheering for several seconds. Whoa… I turned around and said

Is this a real magic wand?

But the girl who was sitting at front was gone. Then the magic wand suddenly disappeared.

Project package (Members only)

Click on the button to download the zip package (9 MB). VTC

Click on the button to watch a boring After Effects sample movie. VTC

Adobe After Effects is a product of Adobe Systems Incorporate.
iMac is a product of Apple, Inc.

The still iMac image used in this sample movie comes from Apple > iMac > Design

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *