Intro to 2D Motion Graphics and Animation, Sat Feb 12 - MUST CONFIRM
- Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC)
Feb 8, 2004
Intro to 2D Motion Graphics and Animation w/Flash and Motion Graphics
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.
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.
Amr Toukhy - After Effects motion graphics.
Wael Attili - Flash 2D animation.
Saturday Feb 12, 2005 - 10:00am-7:00pm
Shoman Foundation Library.
Between 1st and 2nd circle. Movie theater on 2nd level.
For inquiries contact Hazim Bitar.
Phone: 079/5308232 / Email: AmmanFilmmakers@...
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.
PART I - INTRO TO FLASH ANIMATION
10:00am - 2:00pm
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arabic. English for Technical Terms.
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:
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
# # #