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Intro to 2D Motion Graphics and Animation, Sat Feb 12 - MUST CONFIRM

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    Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC) Feb 8, 2004 Intro to 2D Motion Graphics and Animation w/Flash and Motion Graphics WHAT Flash guru Wael Attili and After
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2005
      Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC)

      Feb 8, 2004

      Intro to 2D Motion Graphics and Animation w/Flash and Motion Graphics

      WHAT
      Flash guru Wael Attili and After Effects virtuoso Amr Toukhy will
      deliver an introductory workshop on 2D Flash animation and After
      Effects motion graphics with a live demonstration. The workshop will
      be accompanied by a demonstrations of the instructors' work as well as
      other popular multimedia clips.

      WHY
      The cost of a DV camera is still prohibitive for many aspiring
      filmmakers in the Arab world. Yet, the increasingly accessible 3D and
      2D modeling and animation tools are opening up a universe of
      possibilities for aspiring filmmakers to create "virtual theaters" and
      to tell stories with pixels. Also, many indie filmmakers who have
      found the production management process a bit daunting may get a
      second chance, to unleash their creative powers, with the total
      freedom and independence afforded by 3D and 2D design tools. The
      exponential rise in desktop computing power and the drastic
      improvements in the usability of 2D and 3D animation software tools
      opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities for institutional
      and independent filmmakers. As a result, motion graphics and other
      animation processes that once consumed days and required extensive
      technical expertise can now be performed in hours.

      INSTRUCTORS:
      Amr Toukhy - After Effects motion graphics.
      Wael Attili - Flash 2D animation.

      WHEN
      Saturday Feb 12, 2005 - 10:00am-7:00pm

      WHERE
      Shoman Foundation Library.
      Between 1st and 2nd circle. Movie theater on 2nd level.

      AFC CONTACT
      For inquiries contact Hazim Bitar.
      Phone: 079/5308232 / Email: AmmanFilmmakers@...

      CONFIRMATION
      To confirm registration, interested participants should SMS
      079/5308232 with their full name. No confirmations will be accepted
      for more than once person per phone number. Workshop may be canceled
      for lack of sufficient confirmations.

      PENALTIES & FEES
      This workshop is FREE for students who confirm their registration no
      later than Thursday Feb 10, 11pm and show up no later than 10:15am on
      day of workshop.

      Unconfirmed walk-in students will pay 5 JD.

      After 10:15am, any late participant will have to pay 5 JD.

      Confirmed students who do not show up and fail to cancel before
      Thursday Nov 25, 11pm will have to pay 5 JD to attend any future AFC
      workshop. The fees are cumulative.

      Any student who confirmed for past AFC event but did not show up and
      did not cancel 48-hours before will have to pay 5 JD to attend this or
      any future AFC activities.

      For this workshop, AFC filmmakers are NOT exempt from above guidelines.


      Just because our workshops are for free, it does not mean our time and
      effort and those of our punctual students are not valuable to us.
      CONFIRM ONLY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, CANCEL BEFORE THURSDAY FEB 10,
      11PM , IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT.

      WORKSHOP OUTLINE

      PART I - INTRO TO FLASH ANIMATION

      10:00am - 2:00pm

      Introduction
      Wael will discuss the old ways of cartooning before the computer was
      introduced to the industry. He will also talk about the aim and
      purpose of this workshop followed by a presentation of humorous
      samples of popular Flash movies he had produced, some of which have
      been distributed by Arabia Online or have been widely circulated via
      email such as "AboushShabab " flash clip.

      Creating the basic storyboard
      Students will brainstorm with Wael to select a Flash movie idea to
      produce during class. The selected film idea will be developed into a
      basic storyboard.

      The Flash interface
      Before producing the Flash movie, Wael will give a brief overview of
      the Flash tools, menus, and panels.

      Drawing on Flash
      Wael will draw animation elements from character or backgrounds.
      During this demo, he will comment on key drawing tools and their use
      within Flash.

      Animation on Flash
      Here, Wael will introduce the frames panel, creating symbols, motion
      tweening, and other animation building blocks in Flash.

      Integrating sound and music w/Flash movies
      Audio and music files will be edited and imported into the Flash movie
      and synchronized with talking characters and simple special effects.

      Exporting from Flash
      Students will learn how to export Flash movies to various file formats
      such as AVI, MOV, and so on.

      Flash show
      A group of popular Flash animation clips from the web will be
      screened. A discussion will follow on the tricks used in those movies.

      To learn more
      Introducing some books and web links.

      Free Discussion


      PART II - INTRO TO AFTER EFFECTS MOTION GRAPHICS

      2:00pm - 7:00pm

      What is compositing
      Amr Toukhy will explain the concepts that are unique to motion
      graphics tool as opposed to video editing or still editing tools. Some
      of the instructor's own work and other productions will be demonstrated.

      Looking at the workspace
      After Effects may be a bit daunting to the novice user, but Amr will
      navigate through a limited subset of the tool's functionality to
      showcase some of the key features of AE that you can use to produce
      nice MG jobs done with a minimum of learning (there is still a
      learning curve of course.)

      Layers on top of layers
      You will see how to incorporate and manipulate layers of images and
      text to create seamless screen motion by tweaking attributes and
      keyframes. By rotating, scaling, time stretching, and masking the
      possibilities are limitless.

      Stupid text trick
      Ever see how some movie trailers make text dance, twirl, and fade in
      and out. Amr will introduce you to basic text animation and
      manipulation. Learn tricks on how to incorporate Arabic fonts into AE.
      Dozen of After Effects text animation presets will also be demonstrated.

      After Effects effects
      By combining a few built-in effects and a solid color layer, Amr will
      create dazzling animated screen backgrounds that rival many of those
      you see on satellite and music channels.

      Sound and images
      After Effect can help you sync music with images on the beat. Using
      the tool's built in capabilities, Amr will generate markers to sync
      the music beats with image changes.

      To learn more
      Introducing some books and web links.



      THIS NEW TRACK IS NETHER DESIGNED TO TEACH THE FULL CAPABILITIES OF
      THE SOFTWARE TOOLS INVOLVED NOR TO IMPART THE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE
      SUBJECT MATTERS COVERED. The workshop is designed to empower
      filmmakers with additional skills they can call upon for future
      productions or to continue to more advanced workshops.

      AUDIENCE
      Indie filmmakers and graphic design professionals who possess a good
      understanding of computer graphics and video editing tools such as
      Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, or similar software tools. Creative
      directors who wish to learn more about motion graphics will find this
      workshop useful. Curious types are also invited.

      WORKSHOP LANGUAGE
      Arabic. English for Technical Terms.

      IMPORTANT
      Content of workshop may change without notice. The coordinator of the
      workshop and the management of The Shoman Foundation have the right to
      refuse participation to anyone. For updates, visit:

      http://AmmanFilmmakers.alif.com/feb-12-05-intro-to-2dflash.htm

      ABOUT THE AFC
      The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC) is a not-for-profit cultural
      initiative and talent incubator that aims to promote and encourage
      independent filmmaking through training, experimentation, and
      networking. For more info visit us at http://AmmanFilmmakers.Alif.com

      Also visit the free screenplay support service ScRiPTOmAniA at
      http://filmmaking.alif.com

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