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ICT 554 Motion Graphics

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Course Description

This course explores the emerging world of film and television visual effects production using Adobe After Effects. Students will learn to create and animate text, images, and video for web, TV, and digital displays. Students should have access to a digital video camera and the ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage.


Course Details

Adobe After Effects is a leading application used to create and deliver compelling motion graphics and visual effects for film and video. In digital filmmaking and motion design, After Effects is used for dynamic visual storytelling.

Students will learn a variety of motion graphics effects and techniques ranging from camera and editing technology to 2D and 3D modeling, motion capture, camera match, and compositing. Topics include motion graphics, advanced animation, 3D effects, keying,rotoscoping tracking and stabilizing footage, working with Expressions and Scripts, keyboard shortcuts, bitrate, and video displays.


Prerequisites

  • ICT 551 Video Production
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the Adobe After Effects workspace and navigation
  • Create animation effects and modify preset
  • Animate text and design motion using typography
  • Apply shape layers to build dynamic designs
  • Animate multimedia presentations using illustration
  • Edit videos using both Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Use 3D objects and text to create animation
  • Develop different output mode formats
  • Integrate Adobe Media Encoder to render movies

Topics of Instruction

  • After Effects workspace and navigation
  • Working with storyboards
  • Creating a basic animation using effects and presets
  • Animating text
  • Working with shape layers
  • Animating layers
  • Working with masks
  • Distorting objects using the puppet tools
  • Using the Roto brush tool
  • Using 3D features
  • Rendering and outputting
  • Advanced editing techniques

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • ICT 551 Video Production
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 554 - 005 Motion Graphics  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $875.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY 

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time

PREREQUISITES

ICT 551 Video Production

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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