GD 157

Motiongraphics

Fall 2018

Week One:

Monday 8/27


    For Next Class

  1. Read through syllabus
  2. Have a head shot jpg ready for use in class
  3. Watch: Six fondations of AF 5min
  4. Watch: Intro to AF workspace 7min
  5. Find an animated gif you think is designed well. Upload a link in Google classroom, and tell me why you chose it.

Wednesday 8/29


    For Next Class

  1. Take begining of the year class survey. (Have a head shot jpg ready)
  2. Make animated gif. in photoshop Pick one of the animation principles and a principle of design and bring to class on Wed.
  3. Watch 1st: 1. Getting started section on Lynda (8 videos)
  4. Read: 5 Pieces of Advice for Anyone New to After Effects

Week Two:

Monday 9/3

  • NO CLASS
  • Labor Day
  • Activity:

    For Next Class

Wednesday 9/5

  • Presentation: Share animated .gif
  • Intro Project one, Crazy 8 ideas for timer and start story boards
  • Presentation: After Effects
    1. Create new 10sec composition.
    2. Add a layer of solid color.
    3. Add an image Layer.
    4. Add a text layer.
    5. Move the solid color layer on top of your image and text layers.
    6. Use key frames in the timeline to fade the solid layer from opacity 100% to opacity 0% after 3 seconds.
    7. Now fade from 0% opacity to 100% opacity using key frames from 7sec to 10sec.
  • Create a basic count down clock
  • Demo
  • Work Time

    For Next Class

  1. Watch: Graph Editor
  2. Follow PDF to animate a ball using separate dimensions in the graph editor.
  3. WATCH:Animation basics: The art of timing and spacing - TED-Ed

Week Three:

Monday 9/10


    For Next Class

  1. WATCH: Animation basics: The optical illusion of motion - TED-Ed
  2. Mindmap and Story board your narative

Wednesday 9/12

  • REMOTE CLASS
  • Presentation: Getting comfortable with After Effects (Keyframing, null objects, ease-in, motion blur) See google classroom and lynda videos
  • Demo
  • Work Time: Developing graphics and bringing them into After Effects

    For Next Class

  1. Have seconds 10-7 in after effects and have all graphics created for AF

Week Four:

Monday 9/17

  • In Class
  • In Progress small group and Desk Critique
  • Review: Keyframing, null objects, ease-in, motion blur See google classroom and lynda videos
  • Demo
  • Work Time: finish up developing graphics and bringing them into After Effects. Work on your motion and transitions in AF

    For Next Class

  1. Have seconds 10-4 in after effects and have all graphics created for AF

Wednesday 9/19

  • WorkTime 3-4pm
  • In Progress small group and Desk Critique
  • Adding music and sound to after effects
  • Review how to render and save from AF
  • Review process book, uploading to youtube and saving stills of your motiongraphic

    For Next Class

  1. P1 due: upload .mov file to youtube and turn in process book

Week Five:

Monday 9/24

  • In Class
  • Watch everyones count-down timer for P1
  • Give feedback and hi-fives
  • Activity: Ideation

    For Next Class

Wednesday 9/26


    For Next Class

  1. Finish your visual reserach and start sketching/mind mapping
  2. Start on your story boards

Week Six:

Monday 10/1

  • In Class
  • Presentation: Kinetic Type
  • Text effects demo
  • Work time on P2
  • Activity: Story boarding and creation of graphics in illustrator

    For Next Class

  1. Finalize storyboards
  2. Start in After Effects

Wednesday 10/3

  • Short Guest Speaker about FAF Taste Event
  • small group critique
  • Desk critique
  • work time: P2

    For Next Class

Week Seven:

Monday 10/8

  • In Class
  • work time: P2
  • Desk critique
  • work time: P2

    For Next Class

  1. Render what you have for Final Critique should be 90%-95% done

Wednesday 10/10

  • Presentation:Kinesthetic Type Motiongraphic final critique
  • Work Time

    For Next Class

Week Eight:

Monday 10/15


    For Next Class

  1. Read: analysis of creative opening titles
  2. Finish Analyzing
  3. Finish Visual Research and Ideation/mindmapping
  4. Start Story Boards

Wednesday 10/17

  • REMOTE CLASS
  • Finish story boards
  • Start in After Effects

    For Next Class

  1. Start graphics in illustrator
  2. Start in After Effects if you haven't already

Week Nine:

Monday 10/22

  • In Class
  • Small group critique of Ideation, sketches, storyboards, graphics
  • Title sequence project in class work time
  • Desk Critique
  • Activity:Work in After Effects

    For Next Class

  1. Should be 40% finished with motiongraphic

Wednesday 10/25

  • In Class
  • In class work time P3
  • Desk Critique
  • In class work time P3

    For Next Class

  1. Finish up motiongraphic 90%

Week Ten:

Monday 10/29


    For Next Class

  1. Make edits based on feedback
  2. Finish up processbook
  3. upload to youtube and google classroom

Wednesday 10/31

  • REMOTE CLASS
  • Finish edits from critique
  • Make a Fall or Halloween animated GIF to share in class on Monday

    For Next Class

  1. Make edits based on feedback
  2. Finish up processbook
  3. upload to youtube and google classroom

Week Eleven:

Monday 11/5


    For Next Class

  1. Read:How To Integrate Motion Design In The UX Workflow
  2. Read:Ultimate guide to web animations
  3. Read: css animation for beginners
  4. Visual research
  5. Ideation, Mindmap, sketches
  6. Bouncing ball tutorial
  7. Watch: Css Transition Property
  8. Watch:Css Animation and Key Frame
  9. Consider taking Art109T Immersive Design to learn more about Augmented Reality and Virtual Environments and how to design for them.

Week Twelve:

Monday 11/12

  • NO Class
  • Veterans Day Holiday

    For Next Class

  1. Finish Usability testing for Web Animation project
  2. Finish UX portion of project

Week Thirteen:

Monday 11/19


    For Next Class

Wednesday 11/21

  • NO CLASS
  • Thanksgiving Break

    For Next Class

Week Fourteen:

Monday 11/26

  • In Class
  • Small group critique
  • Work time P5
  • Desk Critique
  • Activity:

    For Next Class

  1. Follow your Proposal outline, expand on and finalize sketches and story boards

Wednesday 11/28

  • In Class
  • We will be attending a lecture in CA 101 by Arthur Dyson. Lecture starts at 5:30 please let me know if you have a class before our 6pm start time. Holiday reception to follow.

    For Next Class

Week Fifteen:

Monday 12/3

  • In Class
  • Presentation: Desk Critiques
  • Work Time
  • Activity:

    For Next Class

Wednesday 12/5

  • In Class
  • Presentation: Share progress

    For Next Class

  1. READ: When Motion Creates Emotion

Week Sixteen:

Monday 12/10

  • In Class
  • Presentation: Interactive PDF using Indesign (Adding video, Adding Links, Paragraph/Character Styles, Master Pages, SWF preview/Media Panel, and saving interactive PDF )
  • Review Process book and Deliverables for P5
  • Lynda Interactive PDF
  • Activity: Work Time on P5
  • Take IDEA evaluation on BlackBoard

    For Next Class

  1. Take IDEA evaluation on BlackBoard
  2. GD Club Meeting tomorrow in Conley Art 216 from 4:30-5:30

Wednesday 12/12


    For Next Class

  1. Final Times
  2. Check out vermeer-google-app Digital Gallery

Finals Week:

Monday 12/17 NO CLASS

  • No Class
  • Presentation:
  • Activity:

    For Next Class

Wednesday 12/19 Final 8:00-10:00

  • In Class 8:00-10:00
  • Presentation: View all final projects

    For Next Class