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New Old School Animation

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

A webinar developed for Adobe Education APAC looking at some older visual presentation techniques in a digital age. Content covered included: *Animation in the classroom  (not just in The Arts) *GIFs *Zoetropes *Stop motion techniques *Cinemagraphs Will post up a link to the video of the event once it is online (then you can see all the GIFs in action). I have posted this up in case anyone would like the resources – I’ve loaded it up with as many hyperlinks as it would hold. Hyperlink text is in green but there are others hidden in there too so hover your mouse over any images to see if they become clickable. A little educational treasure hunt to make things interesting. Original event description: Zoetropes are one of the oldest types of animation (they even pre-empt film). This fun and simple technique can be used to introduce teachers and students alike to some of the fundamentals of animation, simple After Effects animating techniques, and sa... Read More
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Zoetropes in After Effects

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 29, 2015

This short tutorial will run you through one method of creating a zoetrope in After Effects. A zoetrope is a primitive animation device. A zoetrope is a cylindrical drum with holes cut in the side for the viewer to look through. On the inside of the drum are sequentially changing images (like a flip book). The holes on the side create a strobe-like effect when spun which creates the illusion of movement. This tutorial will run you through techniques and skills associated with imitating this effect in After Effects. It is a good way to get your head around the concepts of frame rates and how these can be adjusted for specific effects.  Use this  for converting your completed zoetrope into a GIF Some cool zoetrope examples:Traceloops (the master of hand drawn animation) Embroidered Zoetrope Plastic Infinite The Cyclotrope Alimation
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'One down - four to go' - a short film project

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 by Tim Creighton Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

This is a short film made by a media class. It features 4 effects - a car hit, a freeze frame, a basic fight scene and some cloning.All tutorials from videocopilot.Completed student video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFTksUsRRSk
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The Chase Scene

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

This project really gets the creative juices and elements of composition flowing.  This project develops writing skills, storyboard and shot sheet organization, music composition choices and sound along with camera movements, angles and all rules that apply.
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Project

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

This project is used in my video production class but can also be implemented into Graphic Design as a collage idea, Photography, Internet Search, Power Point or Publisher design project .  Students take the list and must complete the shot of each and then design a finished production to submit on Halloween Night.
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Final Short Film

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

This is a culmination of every aspect students learned over the entire course of the year.  It includes lighting, producing/directing, editing, filming, filter effects, shot composition, location scouting and photography for story boards, special effects, animated titles, scriptwriting, story-boards, video research and final rendering.  This project still bugs me because they didn't complete what I think could be a really good short film.  However what they completed in my mind is really good for high school students.  Especially finding a burned down house to match the online video they found to assist what their actor did. 
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My Class Website with Projects, Lessons and Links

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 30, 2015

My website is where my students receive all their assignments, the rubrics and lesson instructions for projects that we are working on.  I also try to add visual examples of former student work, assistance links and helpful online tutorials they can use from home if need be.
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Cartoon Illustration/Animation

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

I had my students write short stories and then record the voices for each character.  Then the students drew, illustrated and exported their characters for animation in After Effects and Adobe Premiere.  Voice overs were recorded and edited using Audition and then inserted into the animation process.  Songs and sound effects were taken off royalty free web sites. Here is a finished animation of characters, backgrounds and facial features and mouth movements completed by one of my sophomores.
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Motion Graphics & Typography - After Effects Tutorials

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 by Andrew Lai Last Activity on Aug 22, 2015

Hello All! Below is a link to a playlist i have gathered from across a variety of the best motion typography tutorial videos on YouTube. The playlists is arranged in a sequential order based on the level of difficulty. I have also attached two student examples from my Year 9 group. The project is to bring visual value to an existing or original piece of music using motion typography & graphics techniques. All work is produced on Adobe After Effects.  These playlists serve as a great reference for my Year 9 and 10 students when they are undertaking the motion typography unit at school. Would love to get feedback on this list and suggestions for other motion typography or graphics based tutorials that you find valuable to your teaching! Motion Typography and Graphics Tutorials  Motion Typography - Student Example 01 Motion Typography - Student Example 02 Regards, Andrew Lai
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Cinematography - Production & Post Production tutorials

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 by Andrew Lai Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

Hello All! Below is a link to two playlists i have gathered from across a variety of film tutorial videos on YouTube. The first one is production focused including videos on: camera operation, movement, framing, lighting, white balance and sound recording. The second one is more geared towards Post-production techniques using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.  These playlists serve as a great reference for my senior Multimedia students when they are undertaking the film unit at school. We use DSLR cameras for all our video work at school. Would love to get feedback on this list and suggestions for other film based tutorials that you find valuable to your teaching! Cinematography Fundamentals (Production) Cinematography Intermediate (Post) Regards, Andrew Lai
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Student Showcase plan

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 by Amy Roberts Last Activity on Aug 8, 2015

I wanted to share a basic look at our Student Showcase that we hold each year.  We call it the Media MashUP and it is pretty simple to put together.  I have my graphic arts students create posters and programs to promote the event.  I use Google Docs to keep create an entry form. Students submit their work as a link on Youtube - so I don't have to deal with any files until I am getting ready for the award show night.  I have my Animation students create show opens and animation interstitials for the award show (ie: AND THE WINNER IS!) We rent a red carpet, have T-shirts made(graphic design students work) and have our photography students do red carpet photos.  I hold the event in our auditorium in Spring on the last Friday night of classes. I have 2 senior student act as hosts.  It's a great way to end the year.  Here is the link for my entry form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17DErl-BVUVkP0zyKS94kB2LF3wi66pDnZppk5SDBVsQ/viewform Our Facebook page with photos fro... Read More
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After Effects Glowing Streaky Text Project

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 15, 2015

In this tutorial I show how to create a glowing/streaky text project in which you can easily change out the text at any time without losing the effects. I will also show how to create an animated fire background and use the text as a matte to display the background in the text. I use the following effects: Fractal noise, tritone, colorama, directional blur & set matte.
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Adobe After Effects - Controlling the Buzz Words Preset

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 24, 2015

In this tutorial you will learn how to use and control the 'Buzz Word' text animation preset in Adobe After Effects so that you can create great text animations. It is a simple process and well worth knowing.As well as learning how to apply and use Buzz Words, we also use 'Time Remapping' to make the words play out when we want as well as slow down and speed up as needed.
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Extruding 3D Text in Adobe After Effects

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 24, 2015

This is a detailed 2 part tutorial about creating and extruding 3D text in Adobe After Effects - so please don’t watch or complain at its length if you want a quick fix solution. In this tutorial I look at creating the text, putting it in 3D, changing the renderer and selecting the correct Ray-Tracking quality. I look at creating a bevel and making sure the text looks ok - I also so how to navigate around a 3D scene quickly and easily in After Effects. Then, I move on to show how to extrude the text followed up with lighting the scene with both a spot light and a point light. Finally in part 1 I show how to make the item cast a shadow and how to control how the shadow looks.In part 2 I quickly recap and then move on to go through the material options for the 3D layer and then show how to use environment layers and demonstrate the importance of the right ray-tracking quality settings. After that I show how to use the ‘Animate’ options to texture up the text in a much more controllable custom... Read More
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Creating a simple 3D scene in After Effects

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 24, 2015

This series shows how to create the scene in 3D with text, background, light and camera. Then we add a particle system, animate the camera and export the final project. There is also a final 5th part that shows how you can build on the technique for real world projects.
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