LEC 5: Motion Graphics for Nonfiction.
Today we will explore the world of motion graphics, focusing on nonfiction media. We will have a demo of Adobe After Effects. By the end of today, you should be familiar with After Effects as a tool for creating motion graphics, and be able to discuss what mograph your team needs to produce for your team project. Remember, every team needs an animated logo!
LAB 5: Individual assignment: After Effects Animation (10 to 20sec in length, H.264 .mov)
- Using After Effects, create an animation for your project. Use Photoshop (.psd) or Illustrator (.ai) file as your source — make an infographic, animated logo, titles, credits, lower thirds, transitions, etc. It's a good idea (though not required) to make something for your film — as a group, before you start, decide on a graphic style for the film (fonts/colors/textures, etc).
- Use still images, infographics, lists, other text information, and selected portions of images as your footage.
- Minimum requirements: must animate Position, Scale, Rotation, Opacity and one effect.
- Must include audio (sound fx, voiceover, etc., your choice, rough is fine).
Delivery specs: H.264 Quicktime movie (.mov) in 720p/24. Post each team member's movie to the Media Page of your site and to StorageEMY/LMW.
Set up the Output Module as a Quicktime movie (.mov) with video codec set to H.264. Note: to have a transparent background (alpha channel) for lower thirds, titles, etc., render as: Apple ProRes 4444, RGB+Alpha.
This assignment is due at the midterm (along with all assignments thus far – midterm is Session 8). Turn in a .mov of your animation to the Assignment Dropbox.
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS HELP PAGE
Adobe: After Effects CC video tutorials
Of course, YouTube has tons of stuff, like the AE with Mikey channel
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