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Introduction to After Effects

Participants without access to an Adobe After Effecrs licence can download and install Adobe's free 30 day trial version for this workshop.

After Effects is an industry-standard digital animation and motion graphics tool with a range of possibilities that is virtually limitless. Learn to create cinematic graphics by animating and compositing media in 2D and 3D spaces, with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. When used with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software, filmmakers can use After Effects to create titles, intros, transitions, alter and enhance video images. Learn step by step with a live instructor the basic operations of this powerful software in this intensive introductory session.

This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Colour Theory workshop.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

part 1: Tue 16 November 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Thu 18 November 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 16 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Ian Tucker

Ian Tucker was born and raised on the island of Bermuda. After attending Ontario College of Art & Design Ian returned to Bermuda to work for a small local production company. On most shoots, Ian was not only the grip and gaffer, but also the camera operator, make-up artist, wardrobe wrangler, editor and compositor. There he shot and edited numerous commercials, television shows and corporate videos, honing his shooting and editing skills. Since moving back to Toronto Ian has continued to work on a wide variety of projects and is constantly challenging himself by taking on work that sometimes test his limits. He has directed work for several companies around the city, including ADMG Communications, Aludra, Freedom Films, Heroic Film Company. In 2005 Ian was offered his first full time, in-house creative director position at the animation company, Cuppa Coffee Studios. Moving to animation after working primarily on live action productions was a challenging but exciting transition. In 2009 Ian was recruited as an art director for the VFX company The Studio Upstairs. In 2013 Ian joined the team at Varipix as creative director. To date Ian has directed 40 commercial projects and a variety of show openings, film titles, music videos and several large scale trade show video installations. On 95% of those projects he was also heavily involved in the post-production work. Ian is a well-rounded talent and he never loses sight of the big picture. He knows the technical side of the business but can still easily talk to clients in plain English.

Category: Digital Tools & Animation
Maximum Capacity: 10
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember