Week 5: Effects & Expressions

Face Melt - Nessim Higson (2015)

Face Melt – Nessim Higson (2015)

Mini Challenge: channel intro with footage

Manipulating footage and effects from early experimental film, to video art, to bumpers for modern tv

Using Effects to Manipulate Assets in AE: blending modes, distort effects, noise and grain, color correction, blur, time effects, presets, texturing effects, matte techniques and displacement maps

Using Expressions in AE: time, wiggle, loop, overshoot, bounce

Project: Distorted footage compositions

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After Effects:

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 2.08.02 PM

Assignment: Channel Indent Series (2 or more, 5-20 seconds each)

Use footage, effects, and sound in After Effects to create a series of bumpers for a real or made-up tv/web channel. Similar to examples of idents we viewed in class, try to draw attention to the logo/text of the channel name by manipulating footage with effects, and choosing/editing sound to make those visual choices stand out. Try to have your series be cohesive in some way, tied together by either a similar color palette, use of effects, rhythm, sound, or concept. You should use some of the practical effects footage you created for this week’s Canvas prompt.


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