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Homework & Syllabus

Week 01 : 9/31 - 09/06

Read Chapters 1-2 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects

Do the exercises from each chapter you read in the After Effects Book in Lab Time.

Read - How To Be An Explorer of the World - Pages 1 - 37

Do exercises 1-5 - Please document these in a Forum labeled EXPLORE YOUR NAME

So just like the inspiration Forum, create another Forum that like this example

EXPLORE Mike Goedecke

Take pictures of the things you find in the various exercises and post them to your explore forum.

Bonus points awarded for anyone who has this finished by next class.

Week 02 : 09/07 - 09/13

Read Chapter 3 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects

Continue to Do Explorations 1-5 from How To Be An Explorer of the World 

Post them to the forum.

I have added these first pages to the READ section if you have not gotten the book yet.

I would also like everyone to email me your email address so I can get ahold of you direct if need be.

We went really fast today in class and if no one asks questions I will assume you understand.

If you are lost, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont be affraid to say I AM LOST!

The only way I can teach this much information to this many student is for everyone to speak up.

Here are the firs 5 exercises for those who do not have the Explorer Book Yet.

Please click on the image to make it larger.

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Week 03 - 09/14 - 09/20

Read Chapter 4 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 6 - 11 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Post your results in your explore Forum.

Be sure to document your findings with a camera in an interesting way.

Week 04 - 09/21 - 09/27

Read Chapter 5 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 12 - 16 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 05 - 09/28 - 10/04

Read Chapter 6 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Try to use your elements from Exploration #13 in your After Effects Type Exercises.

Do Explorations 17 - 23 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 06 - 10/05 - 10/11

Read Chapter 7 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 24 - 30 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 07 - 10/12 - 10/17

Read Chapter 8 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 31 - 37 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 08 - 10/18 - 10/24

Read Chapter 9 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 38 - 44 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 09 - 10/25 - 11/01

Read Chapter 10 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 45 - 51 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 10 - 11/02 - 11/08

Read Chapter 11 and 12 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 52 - 54 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

Week 11 - 11/09 - 11/15

Read Chapter 13 and 14 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Do Explorations 55 - 59 in How To Be An Explorer of the World

REST OF THE SEMESTER

Create an experimental video piece, using after effects and all the things you learned and gathered from the various Explorations.  This piece should be 3-5 minutes and should be a collection of video, after effects, stills, and what ever other mixed medium techniques you see fit.

Tell a story about you, the world Explorer and the journey you have been on.

Create Type Effects to guide us through your journey.

Be creative, expressive, unique.

PRESENT FINAL PIECE DECEMBER 7th

We will review in class with everyone.

Have projects rendered at D1 Square Pixel Resolution. 720x540 29.97 FPS.

Create a sound design to go with your piece.

You will be graded on effort put into the class as well as the outcome of the final piece.

GRADING

50% Attendance

30% Postings in the World - Explorations and Inspirations

20% Final Project

If any of this is not clear, please email me or call to clarify.

Safety

Since the School of Film and Television is fully committed to safety and sensible risk management, every student will be required to adhere to all safety and risk management policies.  The School considers violation of the Safety and Risk Management policies infractions of the LMU Student Honor Code (Cf. Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin 2010-2011, pg. 59).   In accordance with the Honor Code guidelines and process, disciplinary measures may range from warnings, to failure in the course, to expulsion from the University. Additionally, any footage acquired during the commission of a violation of these policies will be disallowed from the project.

Students in violation of SFTV policies also risk suspension of Privileges. Privileges include access to SFTV Production and Post Production resources and equipment and participating at the end of the semester screenings.  When a violation occurs, the Instructor, the appropriate Department Chair, HOPA and the Graduate Director will meet to determine whether and to what extent the student shall incur temporary loss of privileges, or they may jointly make a recommendation to the Dean for permanent loss of privileges.

SFT Grading Screenings

The Final Screenings are grading sessions.  They are open to and welcome all SFTV students, the entire SFTV community, and invited guests, including key crew and alumni.  There will be a special screening for crew members, friends and family at the end of the grading week.  The procedures for the Final Screenings will be announced.  In accordance with departmental policy, student projects will not be screened past the maximum length specified in the syllabus. 

2 Comments

Mike, they're not selling the "How to Be An Explorer of the World" book in the bookstore... where's the best place to get it?

I re-ordered it in the book store, but if you click the READ page on HOME it will link to the Amazon page. They also have it at most Barnes and Nobles and Borders.

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