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MDIA 1280 - Adobe After Effects

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course introduces you to the art of motion graphics and visual effects using Adobe After Effects. You will explore a variety of post-production techniques that are essential for creating polished videos for online, TV, or film productions. We will review the program interface, build compositions, import variant vector and raster footage items, and have an in-depth study of animation, expressions, and animation-curves. You will be introduced to different masking techniques, including roto-scoping and layer track-matting. You will work with lights and 3D cameras, and build virtual sets. You will apply keying blue or green screen shots as well as 2D and 3D tracking. You will create different styles of titles and credit sequences through applying text animation.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$546.02 - $557.17 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45424

Sat Sep 08 - Sat Dec 08 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 121

Instructor

Jeff Schultz

Course Outline

Cost

$557.17

Notes

  1. No class Oct 6 & Nov 10

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 43422

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Dec 03 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

Cost

$550.03

Notes

  1. *No classes Oct 8 & Nov 12

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 84444

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Mar 25 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

Cost

$546.02

Notes

  1. No class February 18th.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Create motion graphics and visual effects using Adobe After Effects.
  • Apply post-production techniques to create polished videos.
  • Create new projects, import and organize media files including images, illustrations, video, and audio files.
  • Build, manage, and nest composition.
  • Animate variant transform properties for a layer as needed.
  • Control the behaviour of an animation by adjusting its curve line.
  • Add expressions to automate animation.
  • Mask vector layers.
  • Rotoscope or animate a layer mask.
  • Create basic virtual sets using 3D lights, cameras, and layer alignment in a 3D space.
  • Change the playback of a movie clip using time-remapping.
  • Animate text layers using the Range Selector tool.
  • Create text that follows a curved path.
  • Key blue or green screen shots.
  • Track details in a video clip and match their position to other visual elements.
  • Render the final results as a QuickTime movie.
  • Create different styles of titles and credit sequences through applying text animation.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 1280 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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