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Want to make your own movie? Check this out!

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Rachel Estilo Last Activity on Feb 28, 2015

Always wanted to make your own movie? With Adobe's products, now you can! Learn how to use Adobe's Premiere Pro/Premiere Clip, After Effects, and Audition to create your very own movie! Want to promote your movie? No problem! You can also use Adobe's InDesign to create promotional movie posters! Need professional looking photos? Adobe's Photoshop can take care of that! You can also apply them to your posters if you want! What you will learn: How to successfully make your own movie (of course!) using Adobe productsThe 5 stages in filmmakingThe different main roles in filmmakingHow to create your movie plotHow to edit video with Premiere Pro and/or Premiere ClipHow to add special effects on your videos using After EffectsHow to edit sound using AuditionHow to use InDesign to make movie postersHow to enhance your photos with PhotoshopThe audio terms and accessories (see Audio Terms and Accessories video below) (Note: this can be either a project or a lesson plan, depending on wha... Read More
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World Skills UK Graphic Design 2015

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

We’re on a mission to find out who the most creative modern graphic designer of the future is. This includes the design and handling of images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation. The tasks and assessment criteria have been chosen by professional designers to test the breadth of skills required in the contemporary market. The judges have been drawn from leading graphic design and advertising agencies.  The top three designers may have the opportunity to join the WorldSkills UK squad for training to compete at the Global competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Step one: Review this competition overview and guidance materials Step two: Register online from the 9 February to 20 March 2015 Step three: We’ll send entrants a passive heat pack to submit a response to the passive heat brief. This MUST be received by midnight on 17th April 2015. This brief will explore your abi... Read More
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Free Sound Effects and Music

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 20, 2015

I have mentioned this in a comment on another post but figured I'd put it up here in case anyone doesn't know how to unlock this amazing part of the Adobe suite.  Adobe Audition (and Adobe programs in general) is packaged with heaps (thousands) of royalty free sounds. You simply need to download them and unzip them and you can import them into Audition, Premiere, Flash, etc. There are heaps and heaps of really well recorded and specific sound effects that you will never be lost for sound. My personal favourite is "Human Chew Banana". This is the link.   If that link doesn't work here is the URL that you can copy into your browser: http://offers.adobe.com/en/na/audition/offers/audition_dlc.html
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Text Animation in Adobe After Effects

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Feb 19, 2015

A new 12 part (Introduction + 11 tutorials) series on animating text in Adobe After Effects. This series is over 2 hours and give an overview of all the tools for creating and animating text in After Effects. The 12 parts are: 1 - Introduction 2 - Text Basics 3 - Source Text Animation 4 - Text on a Path 5 - Range Selectors Part 1 6 - Range Selectors Part 2 7 - Per Character 3D 8 - Advanced Options (for range selectors) 9 - Other Animators 10 - Project (a quick work though apply a lot of what has been covered + some additional hints and tips) 11 - Extra 1 - Text & Masks - creating masks from animated text 12 - Extra 2 - Expression Template - I have created a CS6 After Effects template file which gives effects and expressions to a) Bounce text on a path, b) Bounce scale and c) Bounce position. The whole series is available for free on YouTube but it has been monetised to cover my production costs and is found here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwd7_Tc3c9x0tCWGBodekfy1-TlRt3AB The... Read More
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BOT: Global Challenge

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Feb 28, 2015

3D modeling & printing, makers, bristlebots, light painting, Makey Makey, video drones, found objects, cyber-humans, superheroes, your imagination… Draw, paint, photograph, Photoshop, design, animate, illustrate, assemble, video, sound: Create a BOT orientated artwork that transforms your ordinary life into something super-syfy, magical, universal, or down right robotic. Accept the challenge here!Create the artwork now through March 2015Submit creations by April 1, 2015 (details to follow on AE20 and AEE above). Also include a short paragraph about creativity at your schoolSelected works will be compiled as a free interactive text available on the iBook Store
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Standard Practical Exercise Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 20, 2015

I use this for every practical exercise I have my students undertake (whether it is animation, photographic, film, planning, whatever).  I have students collate all of these together as a sort of a practical journal - the end result is a go to cheat sheet for all the skills we have covered. It is a brief selection of questions (with prompts) and is broad enough to suit any practical task. It is designed to be done by hand in the last 5 or 10 minutes of a practical session.
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A Lesson in Light Leaks and Tall Tales

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

In this lesson plan, I tried to incorporate many aspects of this course while keeping it simple enough for my film students to still accomplish in one assignment. As you look through this lesson, you'll notice that certain aspect of this lesson assume certain abilities from my students. This is because we've had class for half the year and they already have certain skills and concepts mastered. If applied to another class, topics of quality sound recording, 3 point lighting, composition, editing, and basic color correction would need to be touched on in addition to my lesson. One of the best parts of film is the ability to be creative in story telling. This is why I'm requiring a tall tale storyline with this assignment. This makes the light leaks lesson exactly what it should be; a physical special effect and nothing more. I have included my tutorial for making physical light leaks as a part of this assignment. I've used this technique with my students for a few years now. It works great. My only word... Read More
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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Literally thousands of public domain media files that you can use in whatever you like.  The Public Domain Project The Pond5 site is a little buggy and awkward but totally worth it for these amazing  resources. 
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Title Task

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

This task is designed to assist students in analysing what goes into film, TV, game and webseries titles. It then moves on to brainstorming and then designing titles for their own project.  Works really well with these resources (as well as my previously posted storyboard template): Art of the Title How They Did It
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App (any desktop platform) to verify Golden Ration

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Ana Laura Gomes Last Activity on Feb 3, 2015

It's a very simple app, made by Paul Trani, an Adobe Evangelist, that allow you to verify the golden ratio proportions in any screen that you are working on. The window's app floats hover your other apps. You can use it on Mac or PC, because it was made on Adobe AIR. Easy to install and use. Hope you enjoy!
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Storyboard template

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

This is a storyboard template I use for the planning of any visual project - videos, animations, photography, flash projects, etc. It is adapted from classic storyboard templates to include the rule of thirds. I have found that this results in students naturally following the 'rule of thirds' when composing their shots even if this hasn't been explicitly covered. Also, I often tell my students, as a good rule of thumb, to storyboard about 20 to 30 shots per minute of film. Overall this generally results in better composition overall and a more engaging end product.  I have included links to Mike Browne's introduction to the Rule of Thirds, Brett Lamb's shot type examples, and a South Australian tourism advert that employs these concepts quite beautifully.  Mike Browne Brett Lamb Barossa. Be Consumed A good introductory exercise would be to attempt to storyboard shots from the advertisement.
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Global Video Battle 2015

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Matthijs Clasener Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

After the great successes of the last three years it's not surprising that the Global Video Battle continues in 2015! This competition was started in 2011 by Matthijs Clasener and Dusty Parrish.  The idea is simple: Students teams trying to make the best short fiction movie possible in order to get one winner! The winning team wins a year long subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. And all teams get feedback from a professional jury which is a wonderful prize too! More information on our website www.globalvideobattle.com and of course we would like you to join.
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Call for Entries - STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 30, 2014

STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 To be hosted at Carshalton College on 9th May 2015 between 11.00 and 18.00. Productions to be screened over three areas, two projection and one interactive area. With the winners being announced through the day as they are screened. Entry is open to students from around the world, not just UK. Entries must be submitted by 28th February 2015. To enter a film or animation into the STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 is simple! Students or Staff can enter eligable  films produced in their Sixth forms, Colleges or Schools over the last 3 years. Dig out the best examples of your student showreels. Post a comment on the Behance Page containing: Your name or names of the production team College/school they attend or attended when the video was produced. This must be or have been a level 3 course ( Diploma, A level, USA -... Read More
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Animation Lesson Plan using After Effects

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 by Michael Timpano Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

Attached is a PDF document that outlines details of the lesson plan. It includes objectives, learning skills, a rubric for assessment, list of activities, integration of lesson based on this course and a tutorial that guides you through the process of creating an animation using After Affects. A student sample is provided in a link at the end of the tutorial. If there are items that are expected to be part of this final assignment that I may have missed please let me know and I can update my submission. Thanks in advance for this concern.
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Adobe After Effects Help/Reference Manuals/Guides

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by Mircea Lungu Last Activity on Dec 17, 2014

I have uploaded this resource which contains the Web links to the original Adobe After Effects help/reference manuals/guides for those people who needed them, but didn't know where to find them and, therefore, couldn't get them. They are PDF files that can be downloaded and used offline, anytime, without the need of an Internet connection. There are different documents corresponding to the versions/releases of the software. All these electronic documents are copyrighted to Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors - they have all the rights reserved. The documents are licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You can download the PDF files from the following links: Adobe After Effects CC reference:http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/after_effects_reference.pdf Adobe After Effects reference - Archive (older versions - CC, CS6,  CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3):htt... Read More
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Advertising and Critical Thinking

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by Craig Richardson Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Advertising and Critical Thinking Skills Advertisement is a powerful manipulative force as well as a powerful creative force. Learning how to identify the different strategies used by advertisers and how they are used is an important life skill and involves critical thinking skills.   One project involves having students first evaluate advertisements from different media and brainstorm on the different strategies they believe are being utilized and how effective they believe them to be and whether they are used alone or in tandem.   Second, students will learn about different advertising strategies by watching video and reading articles before creating a summary chart.   Third, students will use various media to create their own advertisements using digital manipulation including still photos and video as well as audio effects.   Fourth, we will explore our views on the ethics of digital manipulation and the inaccurate messages they convey in both advertising and other medi... Read More
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World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

From 9 February to 20 March you can register teams to enter the World Skills Graphic Design Competition. The winner's will go on to the Global World Skills Competition  to be held in 2017. They will be coached by international renowned designers on that path. This competition is sponsored by Adobe, Ogilvy Mather Advertising, Coley Porter Bell, Ideas Foundation. It is open to any level 3 student currently studying at a UK College or Sixth Form. 
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Using Premiere Pro with After Effects and Photoshop

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

Make amazing videos with help from the Dynamic Link feature in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects! Premiere Pro CC is a powerful nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. In this advanced session, educator Matthijs Clasener will teach you how to create eye-popping effects using dynamic linking between Premiere Pro and Adobe’s image-editing and visual effects creation apps. Session links and recording can be found below.
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The 10 Commandments Of Visual Communication

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

Design blog DesignMantic has released a new infographic that focuses on the importance of visuals - various aspects of visual communication that designers should take note of, such as iconography, contrast, and hierarchy. Here are some more infographics for: Visual Communication:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-visual-communication/ Color/ Colour:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/the-10-commandments-of-color-theory/ Typography:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/ Logo design:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-logo-design/ Have fun :-)
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Assessment 2 (After Effects): Such GIFs Very Animating

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 11, 2015

This assessment task is a good end to an After Effects unit and is a great test of a range of skills. I use this to assess the skills the students have learned running through my After Effects and Photoshop tutorials - which can be found on my Education Exchange profile. This is the second of 3 assessment tasks that I run at year 9 in Multimedia and Web Programming (but it could very easily be used at another level). This task also serves as a good exploration of students understanding of Copyright, Creative Commons and Usage Rights. Also included is a rubric designed for maximum student benefit. Achievement at each level is explained in clear, student friendly language. This is a new style of rubric I have been working on - I have received positive feedback from students and have found it easy to use. More feedback very welcome
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Usage Rights in a Google Image Search

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

This short tutorial will run you through how to search for images of specific sizes and with open usage rights as well as how to save images properly.  Although not specific to any one program, this tutorial explains how you can find images on Google that you are allowed to use in your work without fear of copyright infringement. 
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