These are videos I recorded for my studio art students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. If you find the videos useful at all, please consider leaving a donation; it will help pay for my own son's education!
Heather D. Freeman
Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Department of Art & Art History
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The videos in this category are specifically for my Fall 2016 section of ARTM 3103 Animation. I made some revisions to the coursework and the labs are now running Adobe CC, so some updated material is necessary!
In this first video, I summarize how to search for a sound on Freesound.org, and how to assure that it is Creative Commons 0. All sounds downloaded from Freesound.org for this class MUST be licenses Creative Commons 0.
In this next video, I discuss the basic workflow of creative an ellipse with bezier curves in After Effects CC, and then approaching the animation tonmake a bouncing ball, focusing on manipulation of the bezier curves. The final result will look something like this:
The first part of the workflow is this:
The second part of the workflow, utilizing the graph editor, is this:
Finally, we will be exporting our videos using the H.264 codec. Due to some "hiccups" on some machines when working with Adobe Media Encoder, we'll be creating a custom render through AE. We will come back to Adobe Media Encoder later in the semester, however. The rendering workflow is as follows: