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Introduction to Motion Design
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English
Topics
Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Gifs, Video, Adobe After Effects
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Motion Design: Title Transformation

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Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 13 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Intermediate
Video Transcripts
English
Topics
Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Gifs, Video, Adobe After Effects
Course Description

"Projectionists -- pull curtain before titles" This note was attached to cans of film reels containing Otto Preminger's 1955 classic, The Man with the Golden Arm. Before this, movie theaters didn't even open the curtain until the opening credits were over. The Man with the Golden Arm marked a turning point when film titles became more than just a dull roll of credits and became part of the artistic statement of the film itself. Preminger had collaborated with legendary graphic designer Saul Bass (Links to an external site.) to create a simple but arresting cut out animation that changed how we view the title sequence forever. Since that time, title sequence design has become an art form of it own, blending graphics, typography, as well as both traditional and experimental film and animation techniques to create unique visions that are sometimes more fascinating than the movies and television shows they were created for.

schedule

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

Session 1: Ideation (November 20, 2018)
Brainstorm and sketch ideas for your movie or series title. Investigate its mood, its tone, and its target audience. How you will express that mood or tone and communicate with that target audience? How will you consider: Color palette, Typography, Shapes, Textures, Timing, Pacing, Movement, Animation, Audio, Music, SFX, etc.
5 lessons
1. Introduction
2. History and Heroes
3. Brainstorming
4. Design Approach
5. Motion Strategies
Session 2: Pre Visualization (November 27, 2018)
Understanding and creating style frames and presentation storyboards. Basic color theory. Building simple color palettes; dominant, subordinate and accent colors. Design principles; harmony, unity and variety.
6 lessons
1. How To
2. Storyboard
3. Type
4. Color
5. Styleframe
6. Creating Styleframes in Photoshop
Session 3: First Pass (December 4, 2018)
Create rough thumbnail or production storyboards detailing your plans for sequencing, movement, and transitions. Develop any additional assets including sound and video.
5 lessons
1. Photoshop to After Effects
2. After Effects Review of Title Transformation
3. Parallax and Cameras
4. Parallax and Cameras Advanced
5. Session Wrap-Up
Session 4: Final Reel (December 11, 2018)
Submit your revised title sequence and create a final reel.
1 lessons
1. Final Reel
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Learning Outcomes

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

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What You Need to Take This Course
  • Materials: Sketchbook and basic drawing tools
  • Equipment: Scanner, DSLR Camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, tripod
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud; After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop
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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.

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