Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Fall 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

October 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Particles

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

October 10, 2019 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.

October 10, 2019 at 12:15 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.

October 3, 2019 at 6:15 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.

September 26, 2019 at 6:55 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. —>

Lastly, here’s a link that explains what a storyboard is.

September 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm Comments (0)

The Puppet Pin Tool

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

September 12, 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.

September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Assignment # 2 Examples

Examples for Assignment # 2: Animate a Photo or Illustration (modified in Photoshop) Length should be no more than 15 seconds.

September 12, 2019 at 6:15 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.

September 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm Comments (0)

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