Introduction to FLIP//BOOK

An insight into what you can come to expect from this course over the next 4-6 weeks.

Classes Overview

The core content of each class is made up of three prepared videos:

  1. A software introduction, especially the skills necessary to follow the artist’s video.

  2. The artist video, a look into their practice, involving the techniques and methodologies they use.

  3. 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

2) Rushes

3) Editing - art or theory?

4) Starting a project with Premiere Pro

Class Resources Download

For those new to Premiere Pro please first watch an introduction to the software video: here

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.

You can download Handbrake here.

Part One | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start


Exercise: Go to somewhere that means something to you and take shots with your phone (or whatever), hold the shots for multiple minutes.

Part Two | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start

How to Watch

Exercise: Have a rushes party (watch through all your footage) and then randomise it, disrupt the order of it all.

Part Three | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start

Discover While Doing

Exercise: Make an intentional edit, think about what you want to embody and make it happen.

Part Four | Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start

Platform or Playform

Exercise: Show someone, anyone, your edit.

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.

Be sure to have downloaded the class resources for this video. Brushes used in video:

Assignments for Class One

  1. With your edited video as outlined in Jen and Andre's: How to Open and Start cut it down to approx. 1 minute.

  2. 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

A playlist that journeys into a variety of inspiring and fantastic videos curated by Jen and Andre.

Class Two // 3D Animation & Design

Please be sure to have downloaded Cinema 4D in advance.

Class Resources Download

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.

Assignment for Class Two

  1. Create THREE unique materials and looks for your 3D text scene outlined in Part Four, demonstrated in Part Seven.

Further growth until the next class

Google Doc

Class Three // 2D Animation

Class Three will be live 29th September 2020, 16:00 AEST

Georgette Stefoulis and Ella Sanderson are exploring the quick and dirty ways to do 2D Animation in Photoshop.

Download Class Resources

If you're new to Photoshop interface please watch this video first.

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

  1. 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).

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:

Introduction to After Effects

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.

Congratulations for completing the FLIP//BOOK Short Online Animation Course!

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