Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Spring 2018

Green Screen / Chroma-Keying in After Effects

This tutorial shows how to use masks and the Keylight effect to produce an effective green screen project.

 

Here are some files you can use to practice with.

In addition, this link will provide additional resources for free-to-download green screen videos: http://www.filmmakerspot.com/free-green-screen-footage/

April 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm Comments (0)

Motion Tracking part 1

In this first part of motion tracking tutorials, I’ll show you how to use the camera tracker in After Effects, in order to realistically “glue” new elements (like text or images) to existing camera footage.

You can download video clips to practice on here.

April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Assignment # 5 – Final Project

I’ve added a link (to the right) to view the final project requirements. To make sure you notice, I’m adding the same link in this post as well:

 

Click here to view Assignment # 5 (PDF)

 

 

April 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm Comments (0)

Building a 3D Environment

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

March 22, 2018 at 9:00 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.

 

 

March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Intro to 3D

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

March 22, 2018 at 6:30 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:

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 8, 2018 at 7:00 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.

March 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm Comments (0)

Particles

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

February 22, 2018 at 9:00 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 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm Comments (0)

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