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MDIA 1280 - Adobe After Effects

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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

$541.50 - $561.97 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 43422

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

Cost

$561.97

Notes

  1. No class Oct 11. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 84444

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Mar 28 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 18:00 - 21:15 Online

Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$541.50

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal https://kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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 + Media

  1. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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