In this workshop, you will learn how to bring your designs to life by making them move. Motion graphics is an excellent skill to add to your creative practice, and After Effects is a key tool for making this happen. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun. Learn the fundamentals of After Effects and techniques for making kinetic typography. No previous motion graphics experience necessary. You should have an Adobe CC account or access to After Effects. This workshop is in-person.
Students will create a looped motion poster, which can be shared on social media or otherwise. Additional compositions for practice and reference may also come out of this workshop.
Amy Auman is a multimedia designer and educator, with industry experience ranging from book design, writing and editing to information design, digital design and video editing. Her diverse design background has led her toward experiential and time-based territories. She finds inspiration in using various tools and technologies to transform the mundane to the uncanny. Through immersive installations, compositions, and audio and video, Auman’s work explores the multi-sensory, the ambiguous terrain between digital and physical spaces, and the potential for design to amplify environmental awareness. Auman is a Lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. She previously taught Interaction Design at Northeastern University in Boston. Auman earned her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA in Visual Communications from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Cross-disciplinary Connections Applicable to advertising, social media marketing and promotion across a breadth of industries, as well as film and animation, video editing, programming, graphic design, environmental design, illustration and fine art.
Next Steps Take the next workshop in this series in the spring, Creative Coding with p5.js: Motion Meets Interaction. Students may take both workshops in conjunction with one another, or either one individually. Contact the instructor, Amy Auman, at email@example.com
Resources Online courses, workshops and tutorials: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/ Low-cost courses for specific animation techniques: https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/category/13-3d-animation