Introduction to FLIP//BOOK
An insight into what you can come to expect from this course over the next 4-6 weeks.
The core content of each class is made up of three prepared videos:
A software introduction, especially the skills necessary to follow the artist’s video.
The artist video, a look into their practice, involving the techniques and methodologies they use.
A video that guides you to implement what you’ve just learned to take your own video work to the next stage.
In addition there are links to tutorials for those new to each software, class resources to download and a further learning section which includes exercises, readings and cultural activities to explore.
In the week following each class' premiere, there will be various support options available, from live chat to one-on-one Zoom meetings.
You do not need to be available when the classes go live to participate in the course, but we recommend following the classes week-by-week to access the available support.
Class One // Editing
Jen and Andre have structured their class around the framework of discovery and excitement, including conversations with special guests, broken into four stages:
1) Individuality as an editor
3) Editing - art or theory?
4) Starting a project with Premiere Pro
Quick tips for using effects in Premiere Pro to avoid After Effects
This video is for beginners to Premiere Pro, it outlines some quick ways to get interesting effects from Premiere Pro without using another software like After Effects, it also covers best rendering/compressing practices. It does not look at editing.
Part One | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start
Part Two | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start
How to Watch
Part Three | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start
Discover While Doing
Part Four | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start
Platform or Playform
Part Five | Making a digital scratch film
This video will guide you to make a scratch film with the shots you took during Part 2.
Assignments for Class One
With your edited video as outlined in Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start cut it down to approx. 1 minute.
Make a scratch film as outlined in Part Five.
Further growth until the next class
· The Science Behind Film Editing | This Guy Edits [Youtube Video]
· Chapter III – Imprinted Time in Sculpting in Time | Andrei Tarkovsky [Essay]
· Time, Rhythm and Editing in Sculpting in Time | Andrei Tarkovsky
· Ephémère | Char Davies [Artwork]
· Is Lynette Wallworth our most influential filmmaker? | Caroline Baum [Interview]
· Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting | Marshall McLuhan [Essay]
· Michael Snow Wavelength | Elizabeth Legge [Essay]
· Psychology of Film Experience | Hugo Mauerhofer [Essay]
· Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit | Karen Pearlman [Book]
Q&A with Jen Atherton and André Shannon
Class Two // 3D Animation & Design
Part One | Intro to Cinema 4D: Navigation
An introduction to Cinema 4D, applicable if you are either new or a beginner to Cinema 4D. This is part one of three, this part is focusing on how to navigate in 3D space.
Part Two | Intro to Cinema 4D: Objects
This part is looking at how to control objects and bring objects sourced online into Cinema 4D.
Part Three | Intro to Cinema 4D: Materials
This part is looking at materials/surfaces of objects, rendering, lights and cameras.
Part Four | Serwah Attafuah's: Type!
Serwah Attafuah in this video runs through a method for bringing 3D life to typography and design.
Part Five | Quick tips for speeding up your computer's render times for Type!
If you're working on a slower laptop/computer you may have found it hard to render out the results from Serwah's video in Part Two, here are some quick tips to make it load/render quicker.
Part Six | Conversation with Serwah Attafuah
A brief conversation with Serwah Attafuah about her practice.
Part Seven | Guide for your Class 3 Assignment
Keanu Hoi does a quick example of how you could approach the assignment and shows you where you could find materials and use them in your 3D scene.
Class Three // 2D Animation
Class Three will be live 29th September 2020, 16:00 AEST
Photoshop Animation Techniques by Alex Grigg
Alex Grigg seven years ago made this incredible resource to introduce those who know how to use photoshop to the three different ways to animate in Photoshop.
Part One | Meet Georgette Stefoulis and Ella Sanderson
Before we start animating let's look at pre-production, storyboarding, mood boards and much more!
Part Two | Colour
Georgette Stefoulis opens up Photoshop and looks at colour in 2D animation.
Part Three | Movement
Ella Sanderson looks at movement and how to make it apply animation principals to give life to your work.
Part Four | After Effects
It's time to move your Photoshop work into After Effects and render it all out.
Assignment for Class Three
Make a three second animation involving one dynamic element (such as a bouncing ball) and at least one boule (such as clouds in the sky).
Further growth until the next class
12 Animation Principals | https://www.creativebloq.com/advice/understand-the-12-principles-of-animation
Vewn | https://vimeo.com/430422173
Matt Reynolds | https://vimeo.com/224011571
Marcus Armitage | https://vimeo.com/97812533
Class Four // Combining Animation Forms
Keanu Hoi and Lucca Barone-Peters bring together the past three classes and showing new methods for mixing them all together to create one video work!
For those new to After Effects here are some resources to get started with before class:
Part One | Introduction
Keanu and Lucca explain how this Class will be structured and what to expect.
Part Two | Rotoscoping in Photoshop
Keanu demonstrates how to rotoscope in photoshop to make live-action footage a 2D animation.
Part Three | Rotoscoping with AI tool EbSynth
Keanu demonstrates how to rotoscope using EbSynth and some alternative methods than drawing your own style frames.
Part Four | 3D Environment
Lucca demonstrates how he created the 3D environment used in the final video work.
Part Five | 3D Portal Asset
Keanu shows how he created the portal 3D object for the final video.
Part Six | Compositing
Lucca provides a instructive insight into how to composite the assets made in the previous videos of this class using AfterEffects.
Part Seven | Finale
Now that it's all done, how does it look; a short retrospective.