An introduction to the industry standard software for motion graphics
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021
Workshop Fee: $895
Class Size: 12
NOTE – This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Students will need Adobe After Effects installed on their computer. A free 7-day trial is available here.
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 keyframes 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.
Class meets at 10am Eastern. We will typically wrap around 3pm, and there will also be allotted time for One-on-One meetings with the instructor.
Image Credit: Aidan Bliss, Header: Jacob Miller
Instructor: John Dorlean (April)
John Dorlean is a director and animator with a wide range of experience directing studio and location shoots, serving as an art director, animator, motion designer, sound designer, and music composer.