This course focuses on the creation of motion graphics using Adobe's After Effects program. Through the discussion of concepts and design, students will learn techniques to creatively use software tools to achieve dramatic and artistic effects. Students will be introduced to current software and concepts used for cutting edge motion graphics and compositing in motion pictures, television, commercials, and music videos. Examples of outside work will be presented and analyzed in class. Students will be 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.