motion design 1

DES-683-02 Wednesday 6–8:50pm
Machinery Building, Room 109
DES-683-03 Tuesday 6–8:50pm
Engineering Building, Room 207
3.0 credits

Professor Katya Moorman
kmoorman@pratt.edu
Office hours by appointment only

This course aims to develop students’ fluency in working with motion and time-based media. This class deconstructs the concept of motion by introducing elements, such as space and time, that create motion, as well as referencing how things move in the physical world. This course will include principles and production of audio and explore the structural and conceptual relationships between sound and image.

ANTICIPATION - ACTION - REACTION

Contrast on screen can be quite powerful. It’s helpful to think of contrast as being equal to conflict, which is the basis for all dramatic storytelling. Without enough contrast on screen viewers can get fatigued or bored easily. There are a million ways to think about contrast on screen:

 Luminance Contrast................ Black vs White; Light vs Dark
Color Contrast ......................... Red vs Green; Yellow vs Purple
Speed Contrast ........................ Slow vs Fast
Size Contrast ............................ Big vs Little
Motion Contrast ...................... Jerky vs Fluid
Numbers Contrast .................. A Lot of Things vs One Thing
Blur Contrast ........................... Blurred vs Sharp
Roundness Contrast ............... Rounded vs Squared

CLASS SCHEDULE

Week 01: Introduction to Class
Stop Motion, AE Overview

Week 02: Movement Study
Kinetic type crash course

Week 03: Bring in design for Kinetic Type -work in class

Week 04: Kinetic Type review 1

Week 05: Beastie Boys due
Music & Shapes assigned
Parenting + Shape Layers

Week 06: Work in Class
Easing + Movement

Week 07: Review & Critique

SPRING BREAK

Week 08: Due: Music & Shapes
Track Mattes +

Week 09: Review & Critique

Week 10: Review & Critique

Week 11: Review & Critique

Week 12: Review & Critique

Week 13: Review & Critique

Week 14: Final Project Due

Week 15: Final Evaluation

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

To bring up the transform properties of a selected layer
A - anchor point
P - position
S - scale
R - rotation
T - opacity
*add the shift key to see multiple properties
i.e.
P shift+S shift+R will bring up position, scale and rotation
U - will bring up only layers with keyframes 
E - will bring up only effects 

OPTION + any transform property will add a *FIRST keyframe while bringing it up.
i.e. Option P will open the position property and add a keyframe at the same time.
*this is only with the first keyframe

MOVING AROUND THE TIMELINE
left bracket [ - will move the IN point of your layer to the current time
right bracket ] - will move the OUT point of your layer to the current time

OPTION + [ -will cut the in point of your layer to where you are in timeline
OPTION + ] - will cut the out point of your layer to where you are in the timeline

Command + [............................. Move layer down in the layer stack

Command + ]............................. Move layer up in the layer stack

Shift + Command + [................. Move layer to the bottom of the layer stack

Shift + Command + ]................. Move layer to the top of the layer stack

Home.......................................... Moves CTI to start of comp
End.............................................. Moves CTI to end of comp

Option + Command + Home.... Moves Anchor Point to center of layer

Command + Home.................... Moves layer to center of comp

J................................................... Jump to previous visible keyframe (or marker)

K.................................................. Jump to next visible keyframe (or marker)

‘.................................................... Turns on/off Title & Action Safety

Command + D............................ Duplicate (layer, mask, effect ,etc)


WORK AREA -(IBON In, Beginning, Out, eNd)

I -Move to the selected layer’s first frame (In)

O -Move to the selected layer’s last frame (Out)
N -Sets the End of the Work Area

B -Sets the Beginning of the Work Area

Option + Command + B -Snaps the Work Area to a selected Layer’s length

Preview (aka RAM Preview).....Space bar, or Zero (on the Numeric Keypad)

TO CENTER AN ANCHOR POINT on a shape layer (or any layer really)
Have layer selected and click CMD+Option+Home key on full keyboard
OR
Right Click on layer and select Transform > Center Anchor Point in Layer Content
OR
(shape layer only)
Twirl open Contents > 'shape' > Transform:shape and set position to 0,0


For the below: If you’re on a Macbook or similar laptop that doesn’t have Page Up or Page Down use the Fucntion (fn) key along with the Up and Down arrow keys.

Page Up -Move one frame forward in time

Page Down -Move one frame back in time

Shift + PgUp/PgDown...............Move ten frames forward/back in time

= and - keys................................Zoom in/out in your timeline