CREATE DYNAMIC ANIMATIONS FOR YOUR VIDEO PROJECTS
From logo animations, cartoons, content editing for YouTube videos, to creating engaging ads for social media - learn the foundational skillset for producing all sorts of 2D animated content!
The project for this workshop has been designed to ensure that it touches on several core motion design workflows in After Effects. With the instructor’s guidance, students will create their own version of the project through step-by- step instructions.
FROM THE BASICS TO MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
From organizing your projects and understanding the After Effects interface, to using Expressions to add dynamism to your animations, this workshop covers all the essentials skills you need to start creating expressive video content.
YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A MOTION DESIGNER
Video is king when it comes to online content creation and being adept with Adobe After Effects is an exceptionally valuable and monetizable skill. What you learn in this workshop may well set you on your path as a motion designer.
General overview of digital video editing, and a discussion of the core concepts of Motion Design
Examination of the Adobe After Effects interface and workspaces
Using layers, compositions, and importing various types of assets from different sources into your project.
Animating assets using keyframes, graph editors, and other essential animation techniques.
Planning out the concept / storyboard of the animation project.
Breakdown of individual components that come together to create the composition.
Creating custom assets / shapes using the After Effects shape creation toolset.
Advanced Masking and object isolation techniques.
Using basic Expressions to create secondary motion effects.
Completion of the animation project started in Session 2.
Opportunity to practice techniques learned in previous sessions and ask questions.
Exporting your project into a video format suitable for online publishing.
WHO IS IT FOR?
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS AND DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS
This workshop is particularly beneficial for individuals working in the field of graphic design / digital content creation. These days a graphic designer’s portfolio is considered incomplete if it does not include at least some aspect of 2D animation, and this workshop will set you on your way to mastering this skill.
OPEN TO ALL!
The workshop is designed as a beginner’s guide to Adobe After Effects and assumes no prior knowledge of the software. It is open to working professionals, university students, high school students, or anyone that has an interest in learning the basics of 2D animation in Adobe After Effects.
JUST SHOW UP AND LEARN!
Students will be provided with a detailed reference manual containing notes on every aspect of the tools covered during the various sessions. No need to take notes during the sessions or even bring a laptop. Just show up and learn!
As someone who is seeking to broaden his skillset, this workshop was a refreshing change! Wasay kept a pace that was comfortable for a class of beginners and I felt like I understood the important tools in After Effects that a freelancer would use on a daily basis. Wasay also answered my questions even a few weeks after the session, which was really an added bonus.
For someone who had no prior experience or insight into After Effects, but an interest and curiosity in
animation and gaining new skills, this workshop was an ideal introduction. The session was orchestrated beautifully with a considerate pace of teaching for participants with different backgrounds. It also included an engaging and informative theoretical introduction about perspective which was quite grounding. I also felt very safe with the implemented covid-19 regulations and social distancing but moreover enjoyed learning with others again.
ARTS AND CULTURE PROFESSIONAL
For 15 years, Wasay has provided visualization services to architects and interior designers in Dubai – as a Team Lead who helped set up a boutique rendering firm, as a freelancer with Dubai Media City, and since 2014 as Founder and Lead Artist of AWA Design – an architectural visualization firm providing high-end rendering services to interior designers and architects.
Visit awa-design.com for the instructor's complete professional portfolio
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frequently asked questions
Who is this workshop meant for?
Working professionals, university students, high school students, or anyone that has an interest in learning the basics of Adobe After Effects and motion design.
This workshop is designed as a beginner’s guide to Adobe After Effects and assumes no prior knowledge of the software. It is open to all students.
Even though it is not a requirement to register, individuals with a basic level of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator will particularly benefit from this workshop.
Are there any special requirements to attend this workshop? Do I need to bring my own laptop / computer?
All computer / hardware requirements will be fulfilled by DEFT & LEED. We will provide each student with their own workstation that has all the necessary software pre-installed on it. The student will be able to use the workstation during each session of the workshop.
Will I be supplied with any support material upon completion of this workshop?
Upon completion of the full workshop, students will be provided with a detailed reference manual containing notes on every aspect of the tools covered during the various sessions. Therefore, it will not be necessary to take your own notes during the sessions.
The source files of all workshop projects will be supplied to you upon completion of the workshop.
Where will the workshop be held?
The workshop will be held at the Blue Bay Tower in Business Bay,Dubai:
Blue Bay Tower is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Business Bay Metro Station.Paid parking is available in the building parking lot (visitor’s section). A public parking lot is situated next to the building as well.
Should COVID 19 restrictions grow stricter in the future, we are prepared to use online-only platforms for training and will notify registrants through email prior to the commencement of any such training.
When and how do I pay?
Fees must be paid in full during the registration process.
Students can pay the fee via online credit card payment or bank transfer.
If you choose to pay through bank transfer, you will be sent an email containing an invoice with bank account details. Instructions will be provided in the email.