Intro to After Effects

Sydney - Oct 14 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 15 2017
Attendance Pattern
2 days, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Anna Tow
Course fee
$595 / $535

This weekend intensive provides a detailed introduction to desktop compositing for broadcast using Adobe After Effects CC. After Effects is the most commonly used graphics program in Australia for the preparation of broadcast design/graphics in TV.

It is a program that allows new levels of creative freedom for designers, animators, art directors and editors. Participants will gain an understanding of desktop digital animation and compositing environment and how it is used for broadcast graphics.

This course is suitable for editors who use NLE systems such as Avid or Final Cut Pro for titling and also broadcast designers looking to gain AE skills, interactive media producers, graphic designers or art directors wanting creative control over broadcast graphics.

This is a hands-on course and each student will be working in a lab-based environment and will be allocated an Apple computer for the course duration.

The course is given by Anna Tow, an Industry practitioner with 10 years of Broadcast graphic experience and consists of lectures, demonstrations, question and answer sessions and intensive practical production exercises.

By the end of the course you will understand:

• The principles of how After Effects works within the TV graphics production pipeline
• How to create an After Effects project and import digital video, Photoshop and Illustrator files
• Create moving typographical elements and become familiar with other creative design possibilities in After Effects
• Confidently use layered composites and animated elements to create dynamic broadcast design/graphics.

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of Photoshop.

Quote from previous Introduction to After Effects student:

Anna is a great source of knowledge, very helpful and approachable…I learned a lot of incredibly helpful techniques.

Anna was great at explaining things to someone who has no background in film by comparing it to my knowledge of print and web/digital design.

Course Lecturer: Anna Tow

Anna Tow is a motion graphics designer/animator who has been involved in the TV and film industry for ten years. She has worked for Shine Australia, Foxtel, the ABC, and Network Ten on promos, title design, animated content, digital effects, TV advertisements and interstitials, trailers and music videos. Anna has been credited on a number of broadcast, film and independent film and animation projects, some of which have been screened in competition at international film and animation festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and Annecy International Animated Film Festival. She has a Masters of Film and Television from AFTRS, a Graduate Diploma from the Victorian College of the Arts Film School and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney University.

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