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Spring 2023 ︎︎︎Purchase College, SUNY ︎︎︎ (DES2460)DMD2

schedule

(Please know that this schedule is subject to change, and will be
updated week-to-week)

  • Week 01 (January 19, 2023) →

    • Introduction
      • Syllabus
      • Statements
      • Expectations with class dynamic
      • Expectations with work in/out of class
      • Resources
      • Class text
    • “Around the room”
      • (preferred names, pronouns, etc)
    • AE → Introduction︎
      • What is After Effects?
      • Render settings, AME, creating rendering presets, opening and experiencing AE
      • Keyframes, Transform properties
      • Panels (project, timeline)
      • File naming conventions (and why)
      • Importing of files
      • Effects
    • AE → Exercise #1

  • Week 02 (January 26, 2023)→

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Exercise → What’s on Top of the Deck?
      → Review & Collection
    • Reading #1 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • Project → motion story → introduction
    • Web → Introduction
      • Review of content from Lens and Time
      • What is HTML?
      • What is CSS?
      • Using Sublime Text
      • Linking (hyperlinkings, anchor links)
      • Importing and linking resources
    • Web → Exercise #1
      • Create a basic “personal” website that links three pages and styles the content in a meaningful way
    • HW →
      • AE → Exercise #2  (complete)
      • Project → motion story
      • Web → Exercise #2 (start)
        • Create a basic set of pages that introduces and houses your video from week 1 and styles it in a way that matches
        • (this week create wireframe, resources and decide typographic system)
      • Reading & presentation

  • Week 03 (February 02, 2023) →

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Reading #1 → presentation
    • Project → motion story →
      • Review initial ideas and storyboard sketches
    • Project: remapping (web) → introduction
    • Viewing: “smears” and other animation techniques
    • AE → Exercise #2  → review
    • AE → vectors & importing
      • Project organization
      • Importing from Illustrator to AE
      • Importing from Photoshop
      • Shape Layers
    • AE → Exercise #3
      • Create a vector illustration that has two states and returns to the previous one (walk cycle, a door opening, a landscaping from day to night to day, etc). 10 seconds.
    • HW →
      • Project → motion story
      • Complete AE → Exercise #3
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • Week 04 (February 09, 2023)→

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Reading #2 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • Project → motion story →
      • Review styleframes and assess feasibility
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • Check-in initial wireframes & ideas
    • Web → divs & CSS
      • What is a div?
      • What are classes and ids?
      • How do CSS and HTML link together?
      • Styling (colors, padding)
    • Web → Exercise #2
      • Use CSS and HTML to start creating the page wireframes in week #2
    • HW →
      • Complete Web → Exercise #2
      • Reading & presentation
      • Project → motion story
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • Week 05 (February 16, 2023)→

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Reading #2 → presentation
    • Project → motion story →
      • Review full storyboards and animatics
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • One-on-one review wireframes & initial websites
    • AE → “Tricks” & AE-specific features
      • Clipping Masks
      • Pick whipping
      • Nulls
      • Nested compositions/pre-composing
    • AE → Exercise #4
      • Make a simple “machine” by using nulls to connect multiple layers. 5 seconds
      • (This could be an expansion of a vector character from a previous week, a series of gears, a mechanical arm that picks up an object)
    • HW →
      • Complete AE → Exercise #4
      • Project → motion story
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • Week 06 (February 23, 2023) →

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Reading #3 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • Viewing: Type in animation and the web
    • Project → motion story →
      • Review animation status
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • Select one-on-one reviews
    • Web → web fonts & responsiveness
      • Using web fonts and finding them
      • Making pages responsive (and why)
      • Types of menus (hamburger, dropdown, horizontal, etc)
    • Web → Exercise #3
      • Make 2 simple responsive websites
        • #1 → Rehouse the same content (2 pages) thinking of how it would change for web, tablet, and phone
        • #2 → Tell a “story” with three states that would appear as the page resizes
    • HW →
      • Complete Web → Exercise #3
      • Reading & presentation
      • Project → motion story
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • Week 07 (March 02, 2023) →

    • Previous week review/Q&A/Technical Triage
    • Reading #3 → presentation
    • Project → motion story →
      • Technical triage and animation status
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • Presentation of current state of project
    • Lecture: Principles of Animation
    • Viewing: Animation (emphasis on easing)
    • AE → Dynamic Typography & Easing
      • Animators
      • Graph Editor
      • Mention plugins (motion + ease & wizz)
    • AE → Exercise #5
      • Take a previous project and apply appropriate easing (to make it smoother, more pleasing, or relate to the content)
    • HW →
      • Project → motion story
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • Week 08 (March 09, 2023)→

    • Mid-semester one-on-one reviews
    • Reading #4 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • Web → applying design principles
      • Applying hierarchy
      • Making style consistent through stylesheets
      • Multiple stylesheets
    • Project → motion story →
      • Critique
      • Writing assignments
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • Final technical triage
    • HW →
      • Project → motion story
      • Project: remapping (web)
      • Reading & presentation

  • Week 09 (March 16, 2023) →

    • Reading #4 → presentation
    • AE → 3D (actual and simulated)
      • 3D + Cameras
      • Parallax rigging
    • AE → Exercise #5
      • Create a parallax panning shot. At least 5 layers. 20 seconds.
    • Project → motion story →
      • Reworked project review
      • Read written reviews
    • Project: remapping (web) →
      • Critique
      • Written review assignments
    • HW →
      • Complete AE → Exercise #5
      • Project: remapping (web)

  • (March 23, 2023) → Spring Break, no class!


Week 10(March 30, 2023) →

  • Reading #5 → Introduction & Group Assignment
  • Lecture: Animation Process
    • Styleframes
    • Storyboards
    • Animatics
  • Viewing Party: Animatics
  • Project: Bumper for W+I 2 Ephemera → Introduction
  • Project: remapping (web) →
    • written review readings
    • Reworked project review
  • HW →
    • Reading & presentation
    • Begin work on Project: Bumper for W+I 2
      • Storyboards
      • Prepare presentation on state of work from W+I 2

  • Week 11 (April 06, 2023) →

    • Reading #5 → presentation
    • Project: Bumper for W+I 2 Ephemera →
      • Presentations on work from W+I 2
      • Individual review of storyboard status
    • Web → advanced CSS
      • CSS bootstrapping
      • Variables and CSS options
    • Web → exercise #4
      • Create a dynamic navigation system using CSS bootstrapping (menu with 4 subpages)
    • HW →
      • Complete Web → exercise #4
      • Continue work on Project: Bumper for W+I 2 Ephemera →
        • Continue work on storyboards

  • Week 12 (April 13, 2023) →

    • Reading #6 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • AE → “Advanced” concepts
      • Expressions
      • Puppeting
      • IK/FK (duik)
      • Plugins → overlord
      • Plugins → rubber hose
      • Adobe Character Creator
    • AE → Exercise #6
      • Create a moving, embodied character. 10 seconds.
    • HW →
      • Reading & presentation
      • Complete AE → Exercise #6

  • Week 13 (April 20, 2023) →

    • Web → javascript
      • What is javascript?
      • How can it augment what we do?
      • Javascript libraries and examples (jquery)
    • Web → exercise #5
      • Create a dynamic cursor, that makes another element on the page change when interacted with in some way
    • Reading #6 → presentation
    • HW →
      • Complete Web → exercise #5

  • Week 14 (April 27, 2023) →

    • Reading #7 → Introduction & Group Assignment
    • Final Project Critique
    • Written Reviews
    • HW →
      • Reading & presentation
      • Complete Writing for Written Reviews

  • Week 15 (May 04, 2023)→

    • Final Project Written Reviews
    • Class feedback discussion
    • “Where to go from here?”
      • Relevant classes at Purchase
      • Online courses and bootcamps
      • websites/YouTube channels
      • Graduate programs
    • Reading #7 presentation

  • Potential Workshops


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