Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Spring 2019

TV and Film Title Sequences (inspiration for assignment #4)

To help you prepare for assignment # 4, here’s an article showcasing a few popular TV show openings:

http://screenrant.com/best-tv-opening-credit-sequences-ever-all-time/

And here’s another article highlighting a few excellent film credit sequences:
http://www.creativebloq.com/design/top-movie-title-sequences-10121014

March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Working with video in After Effects

This tutorial explains how to import, edit, play, and manipulate video clips in After Effects.

Here’s a zip file, containing an assortment of clips for you to practice with.

February 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm Comments (0)

How to export a movie from After Effects

A brief, but very important, tutorial. Watch this to understand how to get your work out of After Effects, so the world can be envious of your talents…(or just so I can grade your projects).

BTW, if you hear any weird noises in the background, it’s just my dog chewing on my foot while I was recording this.

February 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm Comments (0)

Audio in After Effects

How to import and work with sound in After Effects, and how to manipulate layers and effects with audio properties.

 

If you would like to use the same files used in the above tutorial, click here to grab them.

February 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm Comments (0)

Assignment #3: Making a PSA or Explainer Video

For your 3rd assignment, you are required to produce a 30 second PSA, or 30 second Explainer video. Here’s one example of an effective PSA:

And here’s an example of an explainer video:

As a reminder, the instructions for the assignment are in the links section to your right. —>

February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm Comments (0)

Keyboard shortcuts

A short tutorial that discusses a few keyboard shortcuts you should be using every day.

Additionally, here’s an interactive site that covers every single shortcut in After Effects (as well as a few additional applications). Just make sure you choose the correct OS.

February 7, 2019 at 6:35 pm Comments (0)

The Puppet Pin Tool

Here’s a great tool to bring illustrations and photos to life.

January 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm Comments (0)

Masking 101

How to mask (cut out) elements in After Effects. This example uses a JPG, but the concept can also be applied to text, solid layers, and even video clips.

January 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

After Effects YouTube tutorials (that don’t suck).

If you’re bored, or just want more resources to learn as much about After Effects as you can, give these links a try.

http://aefreemart.com/the-mega-list-adobe-after-effects-tutorials-for-beginners/

https://www.youtube.com/user/ukramedia

https://www.youtube.com/user/mtmograph

https://www.youtube.com/user/ECAbrams

https://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/

Try to stick to the basics until you get comfortable with using the software, and don’t forget – you can reach out for help anytime.

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January 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm Comments (0)

Adding effects

Putting the “Effects” in After Effects…

January 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

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