Category Archives: After Effects

After Effects – week 15

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Van
  2. Look at Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Paint Animated Brush Strokes
  4. Download these files for the above tutorial (not the ones on the website where the video is located)
  5. If you are done with the Portfolio project, your final assignment is to redo one assignment given previously this semester

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Daniela
  2. Tutorial: How to Use Masks to Control Effects
  3. Look at Portfolio Project
  4. Work on Portfolio Project, final project, and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 13 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project
  3. Work on final project

After Effects – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Tyler
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Create Grungy Effects
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Shannon, Tyler
  2. How to Make 2D Animation in After Effects
  3. Next assignment: redo an assignment from earlier in the semester (like your first project, moving text) using all the skills you’ve acquired over the last few months, and make it even better
  4. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 12 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

After Effects – week 13

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Jose, Mayra
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Creating Animated Graphical Flourishes
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Keiko
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Create Grungy Effects
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 11 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

After Effects – week 12

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  2. Tutorial 1: Create a Handwritten Title
  3. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Zoe
  2. Article: After Effects Gets Content-Aware Fill
  3. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  4. Tutorial: animate an infographic
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 10 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

After Effects – week 11

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Lucius
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial 2: 3D text
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Sergio
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial 1: Create a Handwritten Title
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 9 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

After Effects – week 9

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: James
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, and first drafts for Portfolio Project.
  3. Finish up this tutorial as a class
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Lucius
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, and second drafts for Portfolio Project.
  3. Tutorial 1: rotoscoping
  4. Tutorial 2: 3D text
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 8 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

After Effects – week 8

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Jonathan
  2. Look at mock ups for Portfolio Project. Next stage: create an animatic for Thursday
  3. Continue to work on this tutorial as a class
  4. Here’s the example of the portfolio reel I showed in class
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Discuss grades
  2. Interested in a TV job? Contact Sam at sam.vanbibber@kgun9.com
  3. Look at wire frames, mock ups, and animatics for Portfolio Project.
  4. Continue to work on this tutorial as a class
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 7 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are the steps so far:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft

After Effects – week 7

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. There is a meeting at 3:00pm Thursday, outside this classroom for the Nogales Video Project. If you want to go, but can’t attend, contact Tim at (520) 414-9978
  2. Presentation: Rene
  3. Look at some examples of student cinemagraphs
  4. What’s the difference between a wireframe, mock up, and prototype?
  5. Discuss new project: Portfolio Presentation
    1. Create an After Effects portfolio of either your work or something that interests you (it can be photos, illustrations, graphics, film, music, etc.)
    2. Use all your After Effects superpowers (video, audio, animation, etc.)
    3. Make the dimensions of the presentation any size you like. Make it last between 1 and 2 minutes (approximately)
    4. Start by creating a simple wireframe of what your presentation will look like. Here are some online examples. Have it ready for the next class
  6. Download and extract the files for this tutorial and do it as a class
  7. Work on project

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Josue
  2. Look at wireframes for project. The next step is to create a Photoshop mock up of your project. Have that ready for the next class
  3. Continue working on UFO tutorial from Tuesday
  4. We’ll do the tutorials below next week:
    1. Tutorial 1: rotoscoping
    2. Tutorial 2: 3D text
  5. Work on project

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 6 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Create a wireframe of the next project and share it with the class this Thursday

After Effects – week 6

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Field trip – art gallery
  2. Look at examples of cinemagraphs
  3. Do a cinemagraph as a class, using the tutorial below (the video of water being poured into the cup is no longer available, so we will  download and use this video file instead)
  4. In-class exercise: now download a video from a site such as videezy.com and make your own cinemagraph
  5. Work on book chapters

Thursday

  1. No Class – Rodeo Vacation

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 5 for this week and upload to Google Drive

After Effects – week 5

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at any remaining Project 1 files
  2. Discuss grades for 1st assignment
  3. Look at some of the shape layer exercises people did (any they care to share)
  4. In-class exercise – Frostiana
    1. Animate the lyrics of one of these Robert Frost poems

Thursday

  1. View in-class Robert Frost exercises
  2. Work on book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 4 for this week and upload to Google Drive

After Effects – week 4

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Click here to view the presentation schedule
  2. Watch 2 short videos for Shape Layers Overview
  3. Do shape layers/masks in-class exercise: create a project using animation shapes and masks. Animate the shapes to synchronize to  an extremely short short snippet of music (a few seconds is fine – you can edit a sound clip using Adobe Audition) from a website such as Bensound.com or Flashkit.com

Thursday

  1. Project 1 due – give constructive criticism of work
  2. Spends some time making changes that were suggested to your project, then turn in the final version of it
  3. Work on book chapters

Assignments

  1. Buy the book – do Chapter 3 for this week and upload to Google Drive

After Effects – week 3

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Do sample Project 1 together. Download these:
    1. American Flag video
    2. Here’s the JFK quote
    3. And some stirring music (the President’s March)
  2. Start looking at Chapter 2
  3. Class time to work on Chapter 2 and Project 1

Thursday

  1. On your own time, look at this post explaining frame rates
  2. Do Audition tutorial. For visuals – download this file. For audio – download this file.
  3. Work on Project 1 – animated text, which is due next week

Assignments

  1. Buy the book – do Chapter 2 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Project 1 – due next Thursday

After Effects – Week 2

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Load book exercise files on all computers from USB drive
  2. Discuss the After Effects interface
  3. Go over how to animate text, import audio/video, how to render files
    1. audio
    2. download video from here
    3. image
  4. If there’s time, start looking at Chapter 1

Thursday

  1. Discuss Chapter 1 in textbook
  2. Demonstrate  how to use shapes/masks, how to render projects
  3. Discuss and assign due date (Feb. 7th) for Project 1

Assignments

  1. Buy the book – do Chapter 1 for this week, and Chapter 2 for next week
  2. Work on Project 1

After Effects – Week 1

Classroom

  1. Attendance, introductions and review syllabus
  2. Cintiqs, pens, checkout process
  3. Create a Google Drive folder and share with me. Talk about presentations
  4. We need a note taker for this class. You could make $120 for taking notes
  5. Look at example of great After Effects Projects (Forest, Stuxnet, Buenos Aires) with more here (Procrastination, Breaking Bad) Ira Glass, From Paper to Screen, 29 Ways to Stay Creative)
  6. Terminology video
  7. Interface drive-by tour

Assignment

  1. Buy the book. You will need to download the exercise files and have access to the After Effects software to do the homework.
  2. Do chapter one and upload your finished work to your Google Drive folder. We’ll go over it together during the next class.