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2D Motion Graphics in After Effects

An 8-week course diving into how to create compelling visual elements and animations using Adobe After Effects

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of Photoshop will help in this class
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of Photoshop will help in this class
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of Photoshop will help in this class
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
Course Trailer
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | After Effects Interface - Part I

Student introduction – what is your background / expectations for the class? | Covering the basics of the AE interface – making new compositions, project settings, timelines, tools, project / effects / text panels, key frames | How to work with video settings and codecs | Exporting a project | The 5 different animations currently used in the industry

Week 2 | After Effects Interface - Part II

Continue to learn important features in After Effects: AE shortcuts, AE layers, bringing layers from Photoshop, organizing in the projects panel, pre-comps, reducing projects, media caches, morphing shapes, strokes, and masking

Week 3 | Style Frames & Mood Boards

How to create style frames and mood boards using After Effects and Photoshop | Lighting, blurs, color-correction, creating trendy layouts, text, and other compositing tools

Week 4 | After Effects Interface - Part III

Overlays, alphas, green screens, mattes, expression, plug-ins | Basic effects from effects panels: key light, wiggle, blurs and generate

Week 5 | Lights, Cameras, and Kinetic Type

Cameras in After Effects, z-space, depth of field | Lights, paralaxing, pre-comps, and kinetic type

Week 6 | Infographics & Video Editing

How to create infographics—informative animations combining text and visual elements to inform about a service or product | Basic editing techniques in Adobe Premiere | Portfolio reels

Week 7 | Show packages, Opening / Closing Animations, and Lower Thirds

How to create opening animations—introductions to any product or service that set a mood / expectation of the brand | Opening, closing, and lower thirds | Show packages | Frame tracking, tools, pipelines, and housekeeping in After Effects | Begin final project

Week 8 | Portfolios & the Motion Graphics Market

The motion graphics market: freelancing rates, full-time and other opportunities in the industry | Preparing yourself for the job market | How to stand out | Work ethics | Finish final project

2D Motion Graphics in After Effects
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage.

Mehreen graduated with an undergrad in Graphic Design and a Master's Degree in Motion Media Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. After graduating, Mehreen started her career in Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY where she was given the opportunity to work with well-reputed companies such as Motion Picture Company-NY, Vice Media HBO, NBC Universal, Hogarth Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather, Beehive, Loyal Kaspar, Click 3x, Spontaneous, Sirius XM, Transistors Studios, Animated Storyboards, Joule, Now what, Launch/Charlex, Eyeball. Now she resides in Denver, Colorado freelancing with companies like Starz Entertainment, Motive Design Studio, Spillt Agency, Milkhaus, Blue Pony, Indiana and many more! Some of the clients that she has worked with include Vida, Bitter Sweet, Ford, Rocky Mountain Institute, Charter Support, CMT ID Logos, The Profit, SharkTank, VICE HBO, Comedy Central, New York City Opera LED screen projection-Moses in Egypt, GE, Harley Davidson, La Soiree-Theater New York, CNBC Networks.

She also taught Motion Graphics at Art Institute of Colorado and re-wrote the motion graphics online course for Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. She now successfully teaches 2D animation online program at RMCAD as well. When she is not working she is hiking the Colorado mountains, soaking up the sun, traveling, drawing, painting, making music, dancing, or simply being a curious nerd!

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Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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COURSE BEGINS
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