Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Motion Design I: Time and Space

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of motion graphics with consideration to broadcast, film, and multimedia applications. Using Adobe After Effects, students will be introduced to kinetic graphic design, 2D animation and compositing. Through exercises, projects, critiques and the viewing of a wide range of related professional work, students will develop their conceptual, technical and aesthetic skills in motion graphic design and animation. Topics include project organization, keyframing and vector animation, stop motion animation, transitions, ¿painting¿ with video, layering, effects, masking, alpha modes, rendering, and output. Students will create a series of small-scale animations that explore increasingly complex tools for artistic application. You will gain proficiency with Adobe After Effects as a post-production tool and develop timing, pacing skills.
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