Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
Motion is everywhere these days, and is an increasingly important part of any designer’s toolkit. And yet learning the time-based software and fundamental principles of animation can be intimidating to designers whose experience is primarily in static disciplines.
This 10-week course was created to take the mystery out of motion, and make learning Adobe After Effects as fun as humanly possible. Through a series of in-depth video lessons, in-class lectures, hands-on projects, critiques, and classroom discussions, you will learn techniques and approaches for making static compositions come to life, as well as understand the powerful links between Photoshop and Illustrator with After Effects. As part of the classwork, we will also talk about the complex history of motion design, as well as check out some of the most amazing work by the best contemporary studios and individuals in the field today.
You’ll leave with a generous foundation in a genuinely fun discipline, a greater ability to view and discuss animation, and a new enthusiasm to bring your own design work to life.
- Laptop with Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop CC 2015 or later
- An mp3/WAV of a favorite pop song (with lyrics)
- A vector-based drawing of a logo (original or existing)
Meets Weekly: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
Skip Date: November 28th (Thanksgiving Day)
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Course Code: 199979
Instructor(s): Nol Honig