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Length
4 Sessions
Price
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Program ($900 USD)
Institution
Ringling College of Art and Design
Subject
Design, Film
Skill Level
Intermediate
Topics
Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Gifs, Video, Adobe After Effects
Course Description

Animated GIFs are kind of like the flipbooks of the digital age. Quick and easy to produce and distribute, but with almost endless creative possibilities, the creation of animated GIFs is a great way to begin to explore both digital and traditional time based media. The popularity of animated GIFs in social media and advertising, the rise of short form video sharing sites like Vine and Instagram, and the ability to easily create short animations and videos with mobile devices make this kind of "micro cinema" an important part of our contemporary media landscape. Course will include introduction to creating GIFs with Adobe Photoshop.

schedule

This course is in Scheduled mode, and is open for enrollment. Learn more about Scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Course Intro
Intro to basic Photoshop. Intro to composition, design elements and principles.
Session 2: Ideation for your GIF
Introduction to pre-visualization, sequence and storyboarding.
Session 3: Shoot your GIFs
Creating with basic animation principles such as Timing and Spacing. Stop Motion setup and the basics. How to create stop motion “magic”.
Session 4: Build Your GIFs
Working with Photoshop to create and edit your GIFs.
Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Grading Policy
Course Great Breakdown Chart
Total: 100.00%

Coursework Grading Policy: The most important objective is for students to gain an understanding of the concepts taught, and to be able to apply those ideas in their own work. With this in mind, it is our hope that the coursework is seen as an opportunity to further the understanding of the concepts taught in class.

More on assignments and grading:

  • For quizzes, you are allowed one (1) attempt each. Make sure to study before you take each test.
  • You are permitted up to three chances at submitting the right answer in every in-video quiz question. Note results of in-video quizzes do not count towards your course grade.
  • For Premium members: To receive a verified Certificate of Accomplishment, you must score at least 70% overall in the class.

Plagiarism: We learn by doing our own work, and by collaborating with other students. Discussing course content and assignments with your peers is an important and helpful way to deepen your learning. However, encouraging others to copy your homework and submit it as their own is a form of cheating. So please don't post your completed assignments or correct answers to quizzes, tests, or other assessments to the discussion forums or in repositories outside of Kadenze.

Certificates
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: Introduction to Motion Design. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the Introduction to Motion Design Program and is offered for credits from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Materials: Sketchbook and basic drawing tools
  • Equipment: Scanner, DSLR Camera (or phone) capable of recording 1080p HD video, tripod
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud; After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Ringling College of Art and Design.

In order to receive college credit for these program courses, you must successfully complete and pass all 3 courses in this program. If a student signs up for the Introduction to Motion Design program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

*Partial credit will not be awarded for completion of only one course.

Peer Assessment Code of Conduct: Part of what makes Kadenze a great place to learn is our community of students. While you are completing your Peer Assessments, we ask that you help us maintain the quality of our community. Please:

  • Be Polite. Show your fellow students courtesy. No one wants to feel attacked - ever. For this reason, insults, condescension, or abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Show Respect. Kadenze is a global community. Our students are from many different cultures and backgrounds. Please be patient, kind, and open-minded when discussing topics such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other potentially controversial subjects.
  • Post Appropriate Content. We believe that expression is a human right and we would never censor our students. With that in mind, please be sensitive of what you post in a Peer Assessment. Only post content where and when it is appropriate to do so.

Please understand that posts which violate this Code of Conduct harm our community and may be deleted or made invisible to other students by course moderators. Students who repeatedly break these rules may be removed from the course and/or may lose access to Kadenze.

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