How to create (and animate) 3D layers and cameras.
Here’s a link to the instructions for assignment # 4
To help you prepare, here’s an article showcasing a few popular TV show openings:
And here’s another article highlighting a few excellent film credit sequences:
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.
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.
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.
Here’s an unpronounceable YouTube channel featuring their extensive library of explainer videos:
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:
Here are the instructions for the assignment. Make sure you read them, and get back to me with any questions.
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.
Here’s a great tool to bring illustrations and photos to life.
Here is the Assignment #1 example video clip I showed in class. You can use it for inspiration or reference.
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 during week 2.