See Calendar and class summaries and examples link from to link to this page.  

VE, A, and MG - 1st 5 weeks. Monday, January 13th till Friday, February 14th - SPR 2014

FIRST FIVE WEEKS - January/February - SPRING 2014 - S P R I N G 2014

Week 1 01/13   01/15   01/17  
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after effects apprentice CS6

Homework One Assigned.

First two weeks (5 classes) "reading"
After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation... 2 hours 19 minutes of training videos. This is the first chapter of their book.
Scanned in notes on Basic Animation chapter of book. Lesson 1 Basic Animation notes.

First homework due: Paper and Pencil HW. Due on FRIDAY January 17th, 2014.

Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC Master Collection) goes on sale starting today: $199 (price drop from $349)

Must be student, faculty or staff at UNI. University Book and Supply has plenty on-hand.

Snorg Tees animation from the FourLayers.PSD file used in class #3. Here is an example of what can be done EVENTUALLY!

JPG of Project Panel in the Four Snorg Tees after importing as a composition from FourLayers.PSD

Dances With Wolves example. Lots of keyframes!

Week 2 01/20   01/22   01/24  
Martin Luther King Holiday - no class.

Footage and Project files for Lesson 01.
Lesson 01: Basic Animation notes.
Go to to watch and study Lesson 01!
Week 3 01/27   01/29   01/31  

HANDOUT: Simulating Smoke from a Chimney with the Particle Playground and Fast Blur effects and the wiggle() expression. We did this on MONDAY, January 24th.

Snowfall and smoking chimney using CC Snow and AE Expressions.

HANDOUT: Simulating Smoke


  Rock, Paper, Scissors and Photoshop. SUNNY and uploading using SSH Secure Shell.

Snorg Tees application that the video tutorial shows how to create.

Highlights and Outline of video tutorial is useful to use as you watch 10 minute long video on how to create and publish a Snorg Tee shirt AEP project.

Week 4 02/03   02/05   02/07  

Review the material on CREATING A FLV Flash Video playing application from your AE rendered to FLV movie.. Preview the material on UPLOADING to your account. FLVPlayback component is covered in the video tutorial.

Week 5 02/10   02/12   02/14  

After Effects Expresssions - Write-On, Beam, Wiggle(2, 100).

Example of signing your name with Write-On and BEAM effects, along with PICK WHIP.

Spr 2010: First Five Quizzes from Spring 2010 semester.

Best Sample Quiz #1 from Spring 2011 (Feb 4th)


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VIP: Review of Friday Photoshop day and preview of week #6 (puppet pin and particle playground).

Paper, Puppet Pins, Photoshop resources and examples.

First Projects



Check and USE this web page very OFTEN.
Review the old material. Study the new material.
Read! Watch the videos! Take notes! Draw diagrams!