An introduction to the industry standard software for motion graphics
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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 from 12-5pm and there will also be allotted time for 1:1 meetings with the instructor after class.
Instructor: Alex Burnett
Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.