Motion Graphics

Course Overview

This course will introduce students to editing software applications as they relate to video and motion graphics. Instruction will emphasize the basic mastery of the interface, tool sets, layering capabilities and basic production strategies. To build a working understanding of the software and to establish essential skills and work habits, students will create a variety of short projects and finish a final sequence of video.



Motion Design: Moving Graphics for Television, Music Video, Cinema, and Digital Interfaces

by Matt Woolman


Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality

by Packer and Jordan


Designing for Mediums
Spacial Orientation
Masking and Rendering
Duration and Rhythm
Kinetic Typography
Aspect Ratio and Formatting
File Preparation
Distribution and Transferring
Modern and Antiquated Methodologies
Experimental Animation