Category Archives: After Effects

After Effects – week 5

Classroom

Monday

  1. Flying saucer tutorial
  2. How to animate a mask in After Effects – demonstrate
  3. Project 1 is due Wednesday
  4. Work on Project 1 and book chapters

Wednesday

  1. Project 1 due – look at projects
  2. Adobe tutorials – finish working on these tutorials. The videos are here. Download these files
  3. Work on assignment and book chapters

Assignment

  • Finsih Project 1 – 30 seconds long, animate a quote, song lyric or saying, add music. You may also add video and other extras if you like. – due a week from today
  • Work on the next chapter in the textbook and turn in your work to the Google Drive folder

After Effects – week 4

Classroom

Monday

  1. Share presentation schedule
  2. How to animate a mask in After Effects
  3. Please take a look at this article about  frame rates
  4. Do Audition tutorial. For visuals – download this file. For audio – download this file.
  5. Discuss deadline for Project 1
  6. Work on assignments and book chapters

Wednesday

  1. Adobe tutorials – start working on these tutorials. The videos are here. Download these files
  2. Work on assignment and book chapters

Assignment

  • Work on Project 1 – 30 seconds long, animate a quote, song lyric or saying., add music. You may also add video and other extras if you like. – due a week from today
  • Work on the next chapter in the textbook and turn in your work to the Google Drive folder

After Effects – week 3

Classroom

Wednesday

  1. Go over chapter 1, if people have questions
  2. Show how to render movie falls from book lessons
  3. Share presentation schedule
  4. Talk briefly about  frame rates
  5.  Watch shape layer video, download the files to work with
  6. Do in-class exercise with shapes – syncronize shape movement with music from http://www.bensound.com
  7. Work on assignments – consider incorporating shapes into. your assignments

Assignment

  • Work on Project 1 – 30 seconds long, animate a quote, song lyric or saying., add music. You may also add video and other extras if you like
  • Work on the next chapter in the textbook and turn in your work to the Google Drive folder

After Effects – Week 2

Classroom

Monday

  1. Attendance, introductions and review syllabus
  2. Create a Google Drive folder and share with me. Talk about presentations
  3. Discuss Adobe login and do that
  4. 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)
  5. Terminology video
  6. 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.

Wednesday

  1. Go over chapter 1
  2. Discuss presentations
  3. Talk about first project – animated text
  4. 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)

Assignment

  • Work on ideas for Project 1 – 30 seconds long, animate a quote, song lyric or saying., add music. You may also add video and other extras if you like
  • On your own time, look at this post explaining frame rates

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