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Starts on Oct 30, 2018
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Introduction to Motion Design
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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
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Motion Design: Time and Technology

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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

A series of 4 exercises exploring various principles of design, time-based media, and animation while learning industry standard 2D animation software Adobe After Effects. These exercises will focus on the design, editing, timing, and animation skills needed to complete our larger class project "Title Transformation". Individual exercises will be graded separately. There will not be a final critique of the work, but there will be brief daily feedback from the instructor, and students are encouraged to seek feedback and critique from each other. Although there's a lot of software to learn during this exploration, we must never lose sight of the fact that we are designers and communicators first, and software operators second.

schedule

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

Session 1: Rhythmic Grid (October 30, 2018)
Introduction to sound syncing with sequence and pacing. Design principles; rhythm, proximity, alignment and grids.
7 lessons
1. Introduction to Time and Technology Course
2. Introduction to Rhythmic Grid
3. Graphic Design Principles
4. Motion Design Strategies
5. How to Get Started
6. Timing and Spacing
7. After Effects Demo
Session 2: Texture and Word (November 6, 2018)
Introduction to Duration and Pause. Reinforce syncing with sound. Design Principles; Introduction to Typography, Tone, Scale, Texture, Figure/Ground.
3 lessons
1. How to Get Started
2. Introduction to Texture and Word
3. After Effects Demo
Session 3: Shape and Transition (November 13, 2018)
Exploring typography and shape animation with scale, figure/ground, reversals, transitions, and timing.
3 lessons
1. Introduction to Shape and Transition
2. How to Get Started
3. After Effects Demo
Session 4: Expressive Words (November 20, 2018)
How to create an kinetic typography sequence using emphasis. Motion principles; position (including the spacing / kerning / tracking between letters), scale, rotation, opacity.
8 lessons
1. Introduction to Expressive Words
2. How to Get Started
3. After Effects Demo: Intro + Working with Solids
4. After Effects Demo: Kerning and Separating Type
5. After Effects Demo: Creating and Animating Masks
6. After Effects Demo: Parenting Basics
7. After Effects Demo: Null Objects and Parenting
8. After Effects Demo: Assembling Final Render Comp
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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
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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