Class 01 - 10/02/20

In this class we went over the user interface and the basics of animating in After Effects.

The assignment was to turn in a video showing/demonstrating the use of keyframes in animating objects.

Class 02 - 10/09/20

In this class we went over importing and animating assets from Illustrator and Photoshop. We also covered exporting a video with an alpha channel.

The assignment was to turn in a cohesive graphics package. All four animation had to be exported with alpha channel (transparency)

  • - Animated logo of a fictitious company

  • - Animated lower third that will end on the left

  • - Animated lower third that will end on the right

  • - Animation transition

Class 03 - 10/16/20

In this class we went over creating and animating masks. We also went over some basics on the effects panel.

The assignment was to composite text, graphics, or both into a video using masks. Make it feel like the text/graphic is part of the scene. Use free stock footage or shoot your own. Keep it between 5 and 15 seconds. Export as a .mp4 and upload it.

Class 04 - 10/23/20

In this class, we went over tracking and green screen. Plus a review on masks and some talk about skewing text. Also, my computer crashed! :)

The assignment was to composite text, graphics, or both into a video using TRACKING. Make it feel like the text/graphic is attached to something in the scene. Use free stock footage or shoot your own. Keep it between 5 and 15 seconds. Export as a .mp4 and upload it.

Intro and Q&A

Review on masks

A look at skewing text

Tracking and then my computer crashed

Better tracking and green screen

More tracking. This time with a car!

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