Try it out: animation

Course Dates: 10/09/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking animated sequences using the software application Adobe After Effects CC.
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Try it out: animation
  • Course Code: VK417
  • Dates: 10/09/24 - 10/09/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Litza Jansz

Course Code: VK417

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Tue, day, 10 Sep - 10 Sep '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This hands-on taster will guide you through the basics of creating animation sequences using Adobe After Effects CC software. Get to grips with using layers, keyframes and animated transformations to create some exciting and engaging sequences .

What previous students liked most about this course:
“I liked the tutor’s teaching style. She simplified the software and made it fun.”

“Brilliant! Learnt so much in just a day.”

“Enjoyable course that allowed exploration of the potentials of using Flash for animation. ”

“Running this course during a period that allows for participants to enrol onto full-time animation course.”


What will we cover?

- An introduction to the Adobe After effects interface
- Importing images into After Effects
- Animating images using layer transformations
- Rendering compositions into movie clips
- Gaining advice on courses to develop your practice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- An introduction to the Adobe After effects interface
- Import images into After Effects
- Animate images using basic layer transformations
- Render compositions into movie clips
- Understand which courses are best to develop your animation practice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course, so no prior experience is required.
You will need some basic computer skills including opening applications and navigating files.
You'll just need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You'll also need to be happy to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

We will guide you using demonstrations, group and individual assistance.
Please note we will be working on Apple Mac computers.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use on this course.
You may wish to bring a memory stick or a portable hard drive to store your work.


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course is primarily an introduction to our VK413 City Lit Animation long course. If you're not ready to make a long commitment to your animation development City Lit offer a range of shorter courses in 2D and 3D Animation, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Blender, Photoshop animation, editing, illustration, cartooning, storyboarding and adobe Photoshop to enhance your animation practice.

Litza Jansz

Litza has a background in animating titles and animated graphics for Documentaries working on award winning productions as an independent animator/director for Channel 4 and the BBC. Over the years her practice has moved from 35mm and 16mm film making to working digitally using a range of digital and traditional approaches, techniques and software in her work. Litza now focuses on commissioned participatory animation projects working with community groups and her own experimental animation practice. Her animated films with Prisoners and young offenders were screened at the Tate Modern and the ICA and her films are regularly shown at animation and film festivals. Her animation work is part of her developing fine art practice which also incorporates mixed media art work. As well as producing animations, Litza has published 3 graphic novels and an illustrated children’s book and has contributed cartoons and illustrations for a range of book and magazine publications. Teaching animation, Film making, illustration and cartooning has always been an integral part of her practice.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.