COMMUNICATION

COMM-454
Motion Graphics and Effects I (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

(FM) This course focuses on the creation of motion graphics using animation and compositing programs. Through discussions of concepts and design, students learn techniques to creatively use software tools to achieve dramatic and artistic effects. Current software and concepts used for cutting edge motion graphics and compositing in motion pictures, television, commercials, and music videos are introduced and examples of outside work are presented and analyzed in class. Students are encouraged to learn from each other's examples, problems, and solutions. Students should expect to spend additional time in the lab outside of the scheduled class time. Meets with COMM-654. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: COMM-350 or GDES-220, and minimum 2.5 GPA; or permission of school.