One of my personal enrichment endeavors this summer is taking an online “Cinema 4D for Designers” course. The 4 seconds of video seen above was created using Cinema 4D Lite & After Effects. It’s quite simple: it is a plane object with a gradient material, with a wind deform applied. While the addition of many more compositional elements are possible in AE, I added very little for today.
S/O to Alden Jones for suggesting this course!