An introduction to the premier software for motion graphics.

Adobe After Effects continues to be the industry standard for creating motion graphics. Students create dynamic content for logo treatments and commercials and understand visual effects features such as keying and compositing for film, video or multimedia. Through daily hands-on assignments, the class explores the tools of After Effects including layers, blending modes, masks and alpha channels. Core animation concepts such as key frames and parenting are covered in-depth, as well as kinetic typography. Students also learn how 3D cameras and lights are used to create natural, organic animations. Students gain a solid understanding of After Effects and an appreciation for the possibilities of creating motion graphics. 

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $450. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session.

Instructors

Neil Shelley

Born and raised in southern Maine, Neil Shelley is film director, cinematographer, writer, editor and an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Shelley’s interest in filmmaking culminated after the completion of his first short film assignment as a freshman in the University of Maine’s New Media program. Now in his third year of graduate school at the University of Maine, Shelley is completing his MFA in Intermedia and continues to explore and hone his skills as a visual storyteller. During his time at the University of Maine, he has completed a wide array of short narrative and documentary films including Andy the Tailor, Cold, Midnight Run, The Winters, and Angel. Shelley’s latest and largest project to date, Telling Hannah, a 27-minute film in which he co-wrote, directed, and edited was an official selection into the LewistonAuburn Film Festival and was nominated for Best Maine Film.

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photo by Mark Dawson

Course Dates

Mar 5 to Mar 11

Levels

Tuition

$1175

Class Size

14