It is mandatory that I complete a Motion Graphics course at school. Sure, I was not too thrilled about it at first but the learning curve was surprisingly easy. I'm using Adobe After Effects CS6. Since the class goes up to March, expect a few more animated things here and there.
After a lengthy class, I took it upon myself to try and make my own animated jack-in animation, similar to the various portals/vortexes/light tunnels I had done before. I think I worked on it to the point where I could call it complete.
Certainly a good start and I already know what could be improved. After all, this has been a very fun learning experience.