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Creativity Booster

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Oct 6, 2015

Over the course of this year I have been attempting to build my skills in a range of Adobe programs (particularly Photoshop and After Effects). I have given myself a task using the restriction method where I must create as many new animations as possible using the same source material. Each animation must be based around the image you see here (or some derivative of it) - an emblem of sorts that I have created for myself. The animations must also perform a perfect loop so that they can be saved as GIFs. Although not a specific restriction I have also been endeavouring to keep file size small given the nature and use of GIFs.  Skills in programs like Photoshop and After Effects are like muscles in the body - if you exercise them they will grow and strengthen and if not you will begin to lose the ability to do things you once found simple. This exercise has been a great boon for me in terms of my own skills and my creative thinking and problem solving - I can only imagine what students woul... Read More
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Kingswood News

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 by Tim Creighton Last Activity on Sep 24, 2015

An example of the news broadcast at Kingswood High. We used an AE template from Video Hive to make the project appear more professional
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Berry Broadcast

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Greg Allen Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

My 2nd year students produce a weekly news-type "what's going on" show for our High School. We are the Logansport Berries (don't judge us) and our mascot is Felix the Cat (why I don't know nor do I know what that has to do with berries) The Berry Broadcast is uploaded to Facebook once a week (every Wednesday on our homeroom day).  On Thursday we talk about what next week's show will look like, discuss events happening that week or coming up, and teams of 2 or 3 select stories or segments they will work on.  An anchor ties the segments together (with sprinkled in announcements) and all try to have everything wrapped up for the Tuesday deadline. It's a great way to get all students working toward a common goal.  They do a great job. You can find the Facebook page here
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Green Screen Music Video

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 by Greg Allen Last Activity on Oct 5, 2015

I gave my advanced video production class the project of creating an ALL green screen music video using motion tracking.  The students started complaining about the project saying that it was too difficult and bet me that I couldn't do it.  So I wrote my own song and proved them wrong.  LOL.  It was fun to do and I was able to help them work through the difficulties that they were having by showing them my process.  Enjoy
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Templates: After Effects & Premiere Pro by @WbolanosCo (Spanish)

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by Wilder Bolanos Gomez Last Activity on Sep 15, 2015

Interactive text templates and more able to work quickly with Premiere pro templates to work on their videos. This is great you can get a lot out of Adobe programs, including After Effects, this is great and not to be missed. Learning that you have to account to interactive texts in Premiere Pro.
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Conversing With Myself Clone Project

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Sep 18, 2015

This is a great project for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.  Students will have to script their concept and determine specific angles, movements, cutaways and timing to make sure that their cloned individuals are all in place and look realistic.  Great script writing, filming and editing project in Premiere or After Effects or both.  This can be done as a Photoshop or Photography Collage Concept as well.  This sample production has a noticeable jump cut which I use as a sample of what moving the camera will result in. 
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New Old School Animation

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Sep 21, 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 31, 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:
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The Chase Scene

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Last Activity on Sep 25, 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 Oct 7, 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 Sep 19, 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 Sep 22, 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 Sep 25, 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 Sep 23, 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: 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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