Motion Graphics Schedule

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(Updated: 10/4/2011)

September 6–October 6 (Partial Online Course will be slightly different than this schedule; see your schedule below)

Sept. 6: Introduction to Class; Introduction to Motion Graphics history and as a profession; Getting Started on Tutorials

Homework: Begin Tutorials of Software in lynda.com:

Motion 5 Essentials, C. Intro. and 1-4
and Motion Principles of Motion Graphics, Intro and C1

and/or

After Effects CS5 Essentials, C. 1-4
and After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics, Intro.- C2

Sept. 8:  Discuss first exercise (Animation of Inanimate Object...how do you give emotion to an object through the use of motion); Answer questions about homework: Go over Techniques in software based on Exercise

(Homework) Planning of Exercise…What Object / What Emotion; Do storyboard;

Tutorials:
After Effects CS5 Essentials, C 5,6,12
and After Effects: 
Principles of Motion Graphics, C 4,7

and/or

Motion 5 Essentials, C 8
and Motion: Principles of Motion Graphics,  C5,7

September 13: Look at plans/storyboard; Begin Work in Class on Exercise (Create Rough); Answer ?s about Software

Homework: Tutorials about Sound and Rendering:

After Effects CS5 Essentials, C. 18, 19

and/or;

Motion Essentials C. 13, 14

Reading in Moodle

September 15: Discuss Reading; Answer questions about Storyboarding / Technical; Complete rough of Object Exercise

Sept 20: Look at Roughs; Go over Audio techniques; Add Sound; Editing; Rendering; Uploading

Homework: By Thursday: Complete Object Exercise; Upload to Moodle; Critique at least 3 others exercises

Complete Tutorials on Type:
After Effects CS5 Essentials, C. 9-11

and/or;

Motion 5 Essentials, C5, 10

Reading on Moodle about working with Type

Sept. 22: Answer Questions about Reading and Tutorials; Type in Motion—Things to think about (choice of typeface, time on screen, other readability factors); Examples + Discussion; Discuss Exercise 2: Type in Motion: The Moving Haiku; Plan for Exercise 2

Homework: Complete Planning for Type Exercise and be ready to begin work next week

September 27: Working with Audio and Type; Pace; Rhythm; Preview storyboards/plans in groups; Begin work on project

Homework: Read Krasner on Progressive Considerations

September 29: Review with Instructor; Work on Type Project

October 4: Complete full rough of Kinetic Type Exercise by Thursday, Oct. 6 to show for small group critique

October 6: Complete rough at beginning of class and Review rough of Type Exercise with small groups

October 11/13: Edit and complete Haiku; Upload to Moodle by classtime Thursday. Upload full version to folder called mg_haikus and then smaller edited version to Moodle by end of day Friday.

Homework: 

Find video with both photos or video and type or graphics integrated to share with class next Tuesday.

Work on Tutorials for next Section:

Motion 5 Essentials, C. 6,7,9

and/or

After Effects Essentials, C 7,8,14

Continue Motion Graphics Principles in both as appropriate

October 18: Introduction to Part 3 of class…Techniques of Photo/Video Work: The Title or Teaser; Look at Examples of Titles/Teasers + your finds; Gather your groups together and split the task of reading Ch. 7-10 + each on read 11; discuss project and make a plan

Homework: Read assigned chapter and develop a pitch with ideas taken from your chapter, to present to your group on Thursday

October 20: Each group member presents Chapter and Idea to Group; Group brainstorms more and decides which direction to go; group writes rough of scripts before next class period

Homework: Write scripts for Title/Teaser

October 25: Various Techniques of working with video or photography are presented; Groups will look over scripts and hash out details; Groups decide on technique and begin writing shot list

October 27: Plan technique more and do final preparations for shoot/gathering of material; Work on storyboard rough; separate duties for preparation and for shoot; Make plans for needed props and equipment

Homework: Finish storyboard rough and shot list

November 1-5: Gather material; Complete and create final storyboard with shots and details for time and outside materials, including graphics and type; Begin editing and gathering of extra assets if shooting gets wrapped up; make a plan for finishing up by meeting or separating duties before next week

Homework: Finish gathering and storyboard final

November 8: Final digital storyboard due; Editing/Compositing of materials; Separate duties for creating extra graphics or type and editing of video/photography

November 10: Editing; Final gathering of materials; Create rough edit with all materials roughly put together / Composited; Separate duties / perhaps by Scene to get all material together before next week

November 15: Final touches put in place

November 17: Screening of Titles/Teasers

Final Project Schedule

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Partial Online Course: Mondays online and Wed. 8-9:50 in class

September 7–October 5

Sept. 7: Introduction to Class; Introduction to Motion Graphics history and as a profession; Getting Started on Tutorials; How the Hybrid class will work

Sept. 12:  Begin Tutorials of Software in lynda.com 

Motion 5 Essential Training, Chapters 1-4, and 8
Motion, Principles of Motion Graphics, Intro and C1, 5, and 7

and/or

After Effects CS5 Essential Training C. 1-6, 12
After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics, Intro.- C2, 4 and 7

Look at Exercise Sheet and begin planning: Animation of Inanimate Object…how do you give emotion to an object through the use of motion

Reading: Woolman C1 and 2

For Wednesday: Have tutorials complete; Have idea/sketched storyboard for object exercise

Sept. 14: Discuss Reading; Answer questions about Storyboarding / Technical; Discuss Object Exercise

Sept. 19: Tutorials about Sound and Rendering in lynda.com:

After Effects CS5 Essentials, C. 18, 19;

and/or

Motion 5 Essentials, C. 13

Work on Object Exercise; Discussion of Problems in online forum

Sept. 21:  Work on Object Exercise; Go over Audio techniques; Add Sound; Edit; Rendering; Uploading; Go over/complete exercise in class/before next Wednesday; what’s next

September 26Upload Object Exercise to Moodle; Critique at least 2 others exercises

Homework: Complete Tutorials on Type in lynda.com:

After Effects CS5 Essentials, C. 9-11;

and/or

Motion 5 Essentials, C 5, 10

Readings on Moodle: Woolman on Type

Preview Type Exercise

September 28: Talk about Type in Motion exercise; Work on Storyboards, Choose Typeface, Other Planning (Complete planning over weekend)

October 3: Review information about working with audio and type; pace; rhythm; preview storyboards/plans in forum online

Begin work on type project

Read Krasner on Progressive Considerations

October 5: Go over work so far on Type Exercise; Work in class with instructors help

October 10: Complete rough of Type Exercise, Be prepared to show in class on Wednesday

October 12: Review Haiku rough with class; begin edits

October 13-18: Complete Haiku by Wed. Oct.19 and Upload to Moodle for critique.

Find video with both photos or video and type or graphics integrated to share with class next Tuesday.

Introduction to Part 2 of class; Work with Photography and Video

Work on Tutorials for next Section:

Motion 5 Essentials, C. 6,7,9

and/or

After Effects Essentials, C 7,8,14

Continue Motion Graphics Principles in both as appropriate

October 19: Critique Haiku Ex.; Introduction to Part 3 of class…Techniques of Photo/Video Work: The Title or Teaser; Look at Examples of Titles/Teasers + your finds; Gather your groups together and split the task of reading Ch. 7-10 + each on read 11; discuss project and make a plan

Homework: Read two chapters from the list and Ch. 11; Create fully-thought-out ideas for Title/Teaser; Be ready to present to group member next class period 

October 26: Meet with group member; teach ideas from chapter as it relates to your idea; Go over various techniques of working with video or photography; Groups will begin scripts and hashing of out details; Make a plan for meeting

Homework: Meet with group member to write script, do storyboard rough, choose technique and make final preparations for gathering of material for Title/Teaser

November 2-9: Gather material; Complete and create final storyboard with shots and details for time and outside materials, including graphics and type; Begin editing and gathering of extra assets if shooting gets wrapped up; make a plan for finishing up by meeting or separating duties before next week

Homework: Work on Gathering of all materials and finishing final digital storyboard

November 9-16: Final digital storyboard due; Editing/Compositing of materials; Separate duties for creating extra graphics or type and editing of video/photography

November 16: Complete rough of Title by end of class and be ready to show instructor

Homework: Editing final

November 23: Screening of Titles/Teasers

Final Project Schedule 

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