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CDM 3300 : Motion Graphics II: After Effects
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Motion Graphics I: AfterEffects
Motion Graphics I
Fall 2015
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Studio Course
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CDE 1090 or CDM 1200


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Motion graphics and visual effects for animation, digital video, and film using Adobe After Effects. Visual storytelling through kinetic sequencing, using images, type, and sound. Students learn to create and communicate with pre-visualization tools such as storyboards and style frames before animating in the timeline. Asset management, timeline work flow, keyframes, sound, compositing techniques, basic keying, effects, lighting, and camera use. Projects cover all facets of motion design and narrative storytelling from conceptual design to final production.
Learning Outcomes - Proficiency in designing kinetic sequences for motion design and animation with specific time durations. - Proficiency in using a sound/audio file to design a visual narrative for motion design/animation. - Proficiency in using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. - Proficiency in project workflow and production for motion design/animation projects. - Proficiency in time management, craft skills (hand and digital) for motion design/animation projects. - Proficiency in process critiques and formal presentations for motion design/animation projects. - Proficiency in creating and designing storyboards and style frames. - Proficiency in working with project criteria and client objectives for motion design/animation projects.

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