Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Fall 2017

Building a 3D Environment

How to make floors, a wall and a ceiling, using solid layers and images.

October 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm Comments (0)

3D Lighting

A comprehensive tutorial introducing the use of 3D lights, and explaining the difference between the various types of lights available in After Effects.



October 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm Comments (0)

Intro to 3D

How to create (and animate) 3D layers and cameras.

October 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

Adobe CC 2018 release (and warning)

Just a quick note that Adobe released a big update to After Effects (and other Adobe software) today. If you choose to update, please bear in mind that you will have a hard time moving project files back and forth between your new software and the iMacs in the media lab (which won’t receive this update until January).

In other words, if you want to upgrade, please speak to me first!

October 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm Comments (0)

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:

And here’s another article highlighting a few excellent film credit sequences:

October 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)


An introduction to particles in After Effects, using the Particle Systems II effect to cover concepts and workflow.

October 5, 2017 at 9:00 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.

September 28, 2017 at 8:10 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.

September 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm Comments (0)

Sound advice (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.

September 21, 2017 at 6:30 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.

September 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm Comments (0)

« Older Posts