An introduction to the industry standard software for motion graphics

Date: Jun 24-30, 2018
Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee:  $1150
Max Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
Sep 9-15, 2018

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.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also Week Three of the 8 Week Editing and Post Production Intensive.

Image Credit: Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Neil Shelley

Born and raised in southern Maine, Neil Shelley is a film director, cinematographer, writer, editor and an Adobe Certified Expert. He has extensive experience working on short & feature length narrative & documentary films, reality television for major commercial networks, and his own independent films, that have seen festival play and received award nominations. Neil teaches a wide variety of filmmaking courses at Maine Media Workshops as well as at the University of Maine, where he is currently completing his MFA degree in Intermedia.