Animation Principles: The basis and application of effective motion

Sunday / September 20 / 1:00 PM

Description

Squash and stretch. Staging. Slow in and slow out. Arc. Any of that sound familiar? No? You might want to register for this animation workshop!

Get ready to make some moves and learn about the 12 principles of animation with LAI Video’s creative director Tiffany Lewis and art director Rob Kramer. They’ll walk you through the basics, how to apply these principles in After Effects, and how to create an animation based on art direction. This is the perfect hands-on workshop for anyone looking to add motion to their skillset— you’ll get to practice along with other participants and talk through questions and challenges with the instructors.

Initial project files will be distributed to participants. The project files will contain an initial setup that participants can edit along with the presenters if they so choose.

Speakers will provide:

  • Illustrator and After Effects projects beforehand for the demos

  • A handout with helpful keyboard shortcuts, expressions, and the list of continued learning resources

In order to follow along with the speakers in editing the template After Effects file, participants will need a laptop or desktop computer with Adobe After Effects installed. No previous experience with After Effects is necessary to get the most out of this event.

Event Partner & Sponsor

Duke & Duck is a DC-based creative agency with a passion for story-telling and a specialty in animation and motion graphics. Since 2009, we’ve worked with many organizations in DC and beyond to help them reach their audience and make the world a better place.

Details

Date & Time

Sunday, September 20

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location

Zoom

Speakers

Robert Kramer

Art Director at LAI Video

He | Him | His

Robert is an Art Director at LAI Video with 14 years of animation experience. Over his career he’s worked on a smorgasbord of projects for a whole bunch of clients. His current quarantine goal is to solve the Rubik’s Cube in under a minute.

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Tiffany Lewis

Creative Director

She | Her | Hers

Tiffany is a Creative Director at LAI Video with a background in motion graphics and an eye for detail. She’s been moving and manipulating pixels for just about 10 years now and truly enjoys the diversity of experiences video allows her to inhabit. When she’s not at work, she’s upping her baking and plant care game so that she can live out that cottagecore lifestyle in her downtime.

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Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Prerequisites

In order to follow along with the speakers in editing the template After Effects file, participants will need a laptop or desktop computer with Adobe After Effects installed. No previous experience with After Effects is necessary to get the most out of this event.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All DCDW events will have real-time CART (live captioning) services. If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us before 9/14 by email, through the provided Google Form link, or by phone. We honor your privacy and no personally identifying information (e.g. your name) is required to request an accommodation.

  • Request an accommodation through this Google Form.
  • Email us at designweek@dc.aiga.org.
  • Call our Accessibility Lead, Josh Kim, by phone at 571-302-1504.

Please note that full participation in this event will require fine motor skills, though the instructor will provide some modifications.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct .

More Information

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