This is a SURVEY course introducing the BASIC principles and practices
of motion graphics as used in the film and TV industry.You will learn
to originate your own moving imagery using digital video cameras. The
importance of sound recording will also be introduced.
Also, you will be INTRODUCED to the onramp of a basic, motion graphics
software application of APPLE computers- Final Cut Express. With this
INTRODUCTORY software, you will learn the basis of digital video imaging
and sound editing, as well as to utilize special effects and typography,
which move in space and time, the BASIS for motion graphics.
The outcome is to meet the industry standard for a student entry-level
position. Required is a final packaging of your development process,
which will include a design brief, the development of TV storyboards,
digital printouts of the finish and your final motion graphics piece
as a ‘leavebehind’.
Projects: 70 points
Project 1: VIDEO GROUP PORTRAITS, 30 points
Project 2: FILM OR TV OPENING; 40 points
Ongoing: 30 points
1. The principles- discuss and write reading responses (RR); 10 points
2. The practice- developing storyboards: thumbnails, roughs, comps, and
finishes; 10 points
3. The tools- software and hardware; 5 points
4. The packaging and presentation; 5 points
Required (on Reserve in UMD library for checkout and online):
1. Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics (SSM), by Herbert Zettl.
Wadsworth Publishing Company. Chap- Time, Sound, Motion, Editing
2. The Animation Book, Laybourne. Chap- Skills, Storyboards/Animatics,
3. Becoming a graphic designer by Heller & Fernandes, Chap- Motion
4. Final Cut Express- Easy Guide (FCE)
Highly Recommended (may be found at local Barnes & Nob le or Amazon.com)
1. Kyle Cooper, by Andrea Codrington
2. Motion Graphics: Graphic Design for Broadcast and Film, by Steve Curran.
3. Film Directing: Shot by Shot, by Steven D. Katz