Elegant Concentric Circles Animation.
It is all done in After Effects and no effects were used except for the background. You can find the tutorial at Aetuts+ .
The background is a typical “Beach & Sand” Gradient Color Palette. Inspired by an amazing piece created by Mark Coleran .
Update: You can now download his actual project used for the movie ‘The Island’ for download . Also, for those of you interested, I created a tutorial on how to create the effect in Cinema 4D. Just check the bonus section in the tutorial.
Concentric Rings Animation Tutorial (aetuts+)