Learn how to navigate through basic key framing tools & techniques in After Effects to create 2D Motion Graphics for personal, advertising, and commercial use. Artists in any field can use these skills to enhance their demo reels, round out a pitch presentation, or add to their portfolios! Students will be assigned strategic projects each week to simulate deadlines, pacing, pipelines, design & animation trends according to the industry standards. From the very beginnings of an idea, to creating design, until the completion of your animation, students will learn basic principles of combining design with motion to create unique and effective 2D animations. Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include: creating effective design layouts, compositing in AE, integrating design assets between Photoshop and After Effects, logo animations, infographics, kinetic type, network branding, show packages, style frames and basic editing techniques. By the end of the course, students will have a short demo reel to use as their portfolio.
It is recommended, but not required, that students enrolling in this course have a good understanding of design principles.
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 as a freelance 2D Motion graphics animator 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. Then she moved out to Denver, Colorado 2016 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 Adobe, MoMA, Facebook, NBC Universal, 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. Now, Mehreen works out from her home studio in California!
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!
Come join Mehreen for this course and learn from her background and 8+ years of experience!
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