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4 Sessions / 8-10 hours of work per session
Price
Free
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Skill Level
Intermediate
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese
Topics
Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Gifs, Video, Adobe After Effects
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Motion Design: Animated GIFs

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Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 8-10 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Intermediate
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese
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 adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Course Intro (November 2, 2018)
Intro to basic Photoshop. Intro to composition, design elements and principles.
4 lessons
1. Course Intro, Student Examples, Project Requirements
2. Photo Intro
3. Photoshop Demo
4. Outro
Session 2: Ideation for your GIF (November 9, 2018)
Introduction to pre-visualization, sequence and storyboarding.
3 lessons
1. Getting Started on Your GIF
2. Getting Your Ideas onto a Storyboard
3. Photo Essay Assignment
Session 3: Shoot your GIFs (November 16, 2018)
Creating with basic animation principles such as Timing and Spacing. Stop Motion setup and the basics. How to create stop motion “magic”.
1 lessons
1. Shooting Your Animated GIFs
Session 4: Build Your GIFs (November 23, 2018)
Working with Photoshop to create and edit your GIFs.
2 lessons
1. Beginner Techniques
2. Advanced Techniques
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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 (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.

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