emoji slot machine

This is a quiz which asks you to make a precomp using an array of emoji, which you will then animate in a composition. Make sure your array has at least five emoji. Bonus points if you build a complete slot machine graphic!   with a little wiggle And a lot more…

This is a quiz which asks you to make a precomp using an array of emoji, which you will then animate in a composition. Make sure your array has at least five emoji. Bonus points if you build a complete slot machine graphic!

emoji-slot-machine

 

with a little wiggle

emoji-slot-with-a-wiggle

And a lot more…

more-wiggle-emoji-slots

Make Me a Bird

Pick a bird from this NY Public Library Digital Collection. Download the full resolution TIFF file and create a transparent asset using the pen tool.

Upload that transparent asset to a post as a PNG. You must include the link to the original image, l…

vulture

Pick a bird from this NY Public Library Digital Collection. Download the full resolution TIFF file and create a transparent asset using the pen tool.

download

Upload that transparent asset to a post as a PNG. You must include the link to the original image, like this.

What do you want to make now?

So for next week I’d like you to write a post about how you’d like to spend the remaining six weeks in this class. You’ve knowledge of some very concrete motion graphics skills at this point, but your level of ability to use them probably varies quite a bit. There are new skills we can … Continue reading “What do you want to make now?”

So for next week I’d like you to write a post about how you’d like to spend the remaining six weeks in this class. You’ve knowledge of some very concrete motion graphics skills at this point, but your level of ability to use them probably varies quite a bit.

There are new skills we can consider such as working with 3D layers and cameras, mapping of a 3D space, green screens, and more.

So please start the process by following the “discovery phase,” research the kinds of things you’d like to learn to do and show examples of work and/or tutorials you’ve found. Describe which processes you’d need to learn and what assets you’d need to gather to do the work. Assemble all this thinking in your post for next week.

*UPDATE – And since I said I share my interests:

Have a look at this Terry Gilliam video in which he describes his cutup/collage animation process for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The Miracle of Flight is a personal favorite. Many of the techniques he employs via stop motion animation could be adapted to After Effects.

Or consider something from a modern motion graphics piece from the opening titles of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. It’s quite long, but parts from the two minutes might inspire a particular approach to work.

And I’ve mentioned this one before, but begs for an additional plug – the real life doodles subreddit. These are wonderful exercises in storytelling and motion graphics. Here’s a video of a number of examples made by Sean Charmatz.

Someone created a very short tutorial for making real life doodles with After Effects and Mocha. I pretty sure Mocha is on the computers in the classroom too if you’re up for it.

Knock, knock your grades are coming…

To date Below is a list of the work that could have been completed by today’s class. Quizes PS – Pen Tool PS – Hit the Target AE – Bounce the ball AE – Sneagator AE – Motion Tracking AE – Masking Homework/Project Work Posts Movie Poster Asset Creation Movie Poster GIF Draft 1 with … Continue reading “Knock, knock your grades are coming…”

To date Below is a list of the work that could have been completed by today’s class.

Quizes
  1. PS – Pen Tool
  2. PS – Hit the Target
  3. AE – Bounce the ball
  4. AE – Sneagator
  5. AE – Motion Tracking
  6. AE – Masking
Homework/Project Work Posts
  1. Movie Poster Asset Creation
  2. Movie Poster GIF Draft 1 with PS
  3. Movie Poster GIF Draft 2 with AE
  4. Movie Poster GIF Final with AE
  5. Text replaces Voice GIF with AE
  6. Text or emoji Motion Tracks with AE
  7. Masking emoji or text with AE

Moving forward we now have a grading scheme which we discussed.

grading

From now on you will be allowed to finish quizes started in class by the next meeting. Also you have the opportunity to submit old quizes by next week as well. After next week though we move forward with quiz per week.

Late submission of posts is generally fine, but realize it’s tough to catch up! Try not to fall behind too much if you can.

As for the “post reflect” ten points that a point for each post which is following good blogging guidelines:

  • A thoughtful title.
  • An embedded media artifact relevant to the assignment (image, video, audio).
  • A clear statement of the post’s purpose.
  • At least one contextual link related to the post’s purpose.
  • A clear statement of reflection.
  • Appropriate grammar and syntax.

You’re welcome to update old posts to have them become eligible to receive this credit. If you have questions about any of this, please let me know.

Masking Quiz – Something else in the fridge

Use this moment from The Secret Life of Pets and place something between the turkey and the milk in the fridge. Consider using one of an array of emojis as they’re high quality transparent PNG files. Bonus points if you can have the item darken to black with the opening and closing of the refrigerator … Continue reading “Masking Quiz – Something else in the fridge”

diamond-in-the-fridge

Use this moment from The Secret Life of Pets and place something between the turkey and the milk in the fridge. Consider using one of an array of emojis as they’re high quality transparent PNG files. Bonus points if you can have the item darken to black with the opening and closing of the refrigerator door.

smiley-halo-in-the-fridge