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Ever wondered how you can effectively use images, type and video to grab people’s attention and sell an idea? Joe Payne, Senior Technician Digital Skills, will show you how you can use Adobe After Effects to make eye catching adverts for your work and ideas. You will be introduced to After Effects tools and techniques that will allow you to grasp the key concepts and apply them to an example scenario.
Space cow! – Send a cow into space and hopefully bring her back safely again! Have fun whilst creating an animation and learn the basics of this powerful creative tool. Among the skills and techniques we will explore will be Key framing, masking, working with vectors and integrating with Photoshop. Once you have done this workshop you will have the skills and confidence you need to begin to create countless creative projects.
Ever wondered how people make amazing vector based imagery on posters? This session lead by Cally Gibson, Senior Technician in Illustration Digital Skills, will introduce you to the world of illustration using Adobe Illustrator. From taking hand sketches or found images, Cally will take you through the process of making collaged vector based images that you can use in your work and promotional material be that websites or poster. You will leave having gained expert tips on tools within illustrator that will give you confidence in using something other than photoshop!
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the cutting room during the making of your favourite films and tv shows? Doug Smith, Senior Technician for Editing & Post Production, is offering a glimpse behind the scenes inside the edit suite. Even if you are a complete beginner, Doug will get you up to speed with how to edit a narrative scene and share some of the secrets about the process. The session will also include an amount of time introducing the group to colour grading, so if you have ever wondered how a film or TV series ended up looking ‘that’ way then this is the workshop for you.
This workshop will show you how to take your sketches and bring them to life using Adobe After Effects to make your own illustrated animations. Led by Emilia Wharfe, Senior Technician for Illustration Digital Skills, you will be shown examples that will give you understanding of the full range of illustrated animation possibilities within After Effects. Emilia will introduce you to the tools, so that you are able to make your own animations that you can include in, or use to promote, your work, or maybe just have fun. You will need to bring scans of images you would like to use, sound files that fit with the imagery, and an idea of the type of animation you want to produce.
Ever wondered how film-makers record the noise of ants’ feet scurrying up the trunk of a tree, the footsteps of a polar bear in the snow or a shark crushing the bones of it’s prey? Well, in short they don’t. These are the skills of the Foley artist. Being able to be that animal, replicate it’s movement, consider what they might even sound like to the animal itself. Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality and give depth. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable. In this workshop, Rich Butler, Senior Tech for Audio, will give you an insight into the world of the Foley artist. Here you will have the opportunity to be the Foley artist for a natural history production, as well as being at being the re-recording mixer on the other side of the glass.
TVPaint Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache, Watercolour, Pencil, Felt-tip and Airbrush, and animate them over frames. Using only TVPaint Animation, you can create an animated movie from start to finish, including storyboarding and all the steps (rough, clean-up, keyframes and in-betweening) through to final compositing. Julian Wright & Pete Felstead, Senior Technicians for Animation & Post Production, will introduce you to the TVPaint interface. This workshop will concentrate on drawing and painting tools, and basic animation techniques within TVPaint.