Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Spring 2018

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)

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.

February 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm Comments (0)

PSA Examples (Assignment #3)

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:

Here are two student-produced PSAs that use motion graphics, but (as noted in class) aren’t executed perfectly. Be careful not to forget about your audience – will they get the message?

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

February 15, 2018 at 5:30 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 8, 2018 at 6:10 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.

February 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm Comments (0)

The Puppet Pin Tool

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

February 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Adding effects

Effects in After Effects.

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Comments (0)

Assignment # 1 with Examples

Here is the Assignment #1 example video clip I showed in class. You can use it for inspiration, reference, or template for your own word(s).

The point of this exercise is to animate a person, place, thing, or feeling incorporating one or a few words. You can only use text and solid layers (with effects). You will work on and complete the assignment in class.

January 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm Comments (0)

After Effects – The interface

Here’s an introductory tutorial, briefly covering the interface (windows, menus, etc,) of Adobe After Effects.

January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm Comments (0)

Keyframing 101

This tutorial will provide you with an introduction to keyframing (animation) in After Effects.

January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm Comments (0)

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