This course focuses on time-based design elements of space, pacing and motion as they relate to graphic communication. Students gain a solid foundation in After Effects and the principles of motion deisgn. Projects are grounded in iterative development of storyboards and rough cuts that inform the production of short (10–30 second) videos. Students will learn to collect, combine, and composite original visual and audio materials and to access “creative commons” materials. Projects include an abstract music video, a proof-of-concept for an interactive app or installation, and a third creative project. Throughout the course, hands-on demos enable students to experiment with diverse tools and techniques. Students are encouraged to focus projects around their thesis work or other self-determined endeavors. A LAPTOP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE. Enrollment Requirements: GD MA or MFA students only.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017