MDCM3002 Video Production – AfterEffects Class

Week by week workshop guide

2-4pm Wednesday, Webster Bld, Room 136C
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Week 1 March 11
Introduction to Motion Graphics
Looking at samples, begin thinking about your project
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Week 2 March 18
Developing your concept

Discuss and workshop Project Sketches + Video Equipment Proficiency.

Sketches Due

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Week 3 March 25
Final Cut Pro Revision

Review of the main interface of FCP
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Week 4 April 1
Introduction to AfterEffects
Interface and planning your project
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Week 5 April 8
Animating Graphics
Preparing graphic files, recording keyframe animations
Project Proposal Due

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EASTER 10th-19th April, 2009
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Week 6 April 22
Working with AfterEffects layers
Introducing multi-layered composites; filters and behaviours
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Week 7
April 29
Working with Text
Using text in AfterEffects and LiveType
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Week 8
May 6
DVD Studio Pro 3  – Authoring
Integrating FCP, AfterEffects and DVD Studio Pro
+ interface, compression settings and tools.
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Week 9
May 13
Proof of Concept Presentations
+  Developing motion menus for your DVD
* Sign up for a project consultation time for 20th May
Proof of concept due
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Week 10
May 20
Project Consultations
This week there will be scheduled one-to-one consultations.
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Week 11
May 27
Tailor-made class
This class will cover any project specific issues uncovered during the project consultations.
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Week 12
June 3
Final Project Refining
Bring your final draft and any problems you may have along to class.
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Final Project Delivery

Monday 22nd June

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