After Effects Project: The Trailer
Taught by Danny Princz
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- April 2012
- 9 hours 13 minutes
Leading the course is fxphd prof Danny Princz, who is serving as co-director of the project along with the The Diamond Brothers (Jason and Josh Diamond). The course will cover a variety of subjects during the term, starting out the actual shoot as well as a discussion about the concept, since it's the creative that drives everything else down the line. Next, Jason and Danny will work through the edit and talk about prepping the files for post.
Danny will be heading up the compositing for the course, but he's brought in some friends to help with the various tasks. Michelle Higa will work through the process of character animation. Instead of using a separate 3D program, she'll be working through how to work in After Effects with the most flexibility. She'll start by building a reusable character rig in After Effects and then work on animating the character for one or more of the scenes (as time allows). She'll also work through the caveats of working in AE, such as the various angles from which we'll see the characters. Also, Lloyd Alvarez will spend several classes creating the titles for the trailer as well.
Michelle Higa started her career in the animation trio Mixtape Club. During that time, Mixtape Club directed videos for Yeasayer and J Dilla, and produced commercials for Google and Showtime. The team won an ADC Young Guns award, a “Best Music Video” award at SXSW, and appearances on “Best of the Year” lists for MTV2 and Pitchfork.com. Since leaving Mixtape Club, Michelle has been working on interactive public artworks and served as the assistant editor at Motionographer.
Lloyd Alvarez is a highly demanded multi-disciplinary freelancer, from art directing and design to compositing and animation. Lloyd began scripting in After Effects to solve workflow problems for his freelance projects and soon began sharing them with the community starting with his very popular BG Renderer script. He has since released several more very popular scripts and is now the curator of aescripts.com, which is the destination for the best After Effects scripts from the top authors around the globe.