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Basic Animation

Increasingly, producers and DP’s are creating their own animations. Instead of hiring expensive outside help, they sit down to take care of things themselves. You can produce great animations by using relatively simple techniques. Furthermore, it’s cost-effective, creative and a lot of fun to do!

In the course Basic Animation you’ll be given hands-on instructions for the program After Effects. The following topics will be discussed:

•The project window

•The timeline (a.o. working with layers, blend modes, alpha channels and transparency)

•The composition window

•Importing source material

•Making masks

•Using shape layers

•Working with motion blur (including 2D and 3D layers)

•Using effects (a.o. keying and green screen)

•Creating keyframes

•Parenting layers

•Making precomps

•Previewing and rendering a composition

If time allows the following topics could be added to the curriculum: XML import of projects from different applications; camera tracking for placing objects in images.

Some experience with editing and/or knowledge of the program Photoshop are an advantage when following this course.

Duration of the course: 2 day’s

Max size group: 7

Min size group: 3

Cost of course: €1250 (course member brings own laptop)

Laptop rental with Character Training: €95,- a day

Mail for more information to Character Training: training@charactermedia.nl