Assignment 04.01.02: Tutorial Refresh


Improve motion design tech­ni­cal skills through tuto­r­ial learning.


Com­plete a series of tuto­ri­als that chal­lenges and improves skills and tech­ni­cal pro­duc­tion of motion design software.

Background Reading


Choose three tuto­ri­als from the list above to help reori­ent skills and soft­ware knowl­edge back after an extended absence from motion design soft­ware. Com­plete the tuto­r­ial and then upload result­ing video to the appro­pri­ate D2L Dropbox.

Part One

Choose three tuto­ri­als based on per­ceived lack of skills and future interests:

  1. Build cus­tom tran­si­tions https://​helpx​.adobe​.com/​a​f​t​e​r​-​e​f​f​e​c​t​s​/​h​o​w​-​t​o​/​c​r​e​a​t​e​-​c​u​s​t​o​m​-​t​r​a​n​s​i​t​i​o​n​s​.​h​t​m​l​?​r​e​d​=​a​&​m​v​=​a​f​f​i​l​i​a​t​e​&​m​v​2​=​red
  2. Visual Affects with cam­era‑2/en_GB.json
  3. https://​www​.michael​bullo​.com/​t​u​t​o​r​i​a​l​s​/​i​m​p​o​r​t​i​n​g​-​a​n​-​i​l​l​u​s​t​r​a​t​o​r​-​f​i​l​e​-​i​n​t​o​-​a​f​t​e​r​-​e​f​f​e​c​ts/
  5. https://​www​.motion​mix​ture​.com/​m​o​t​i​o​n​-​g​r​a​p​h​ics
  6. https://​www​.motion​mix​ture​.com/​a​f​t​e​r​-​e​f​f​e​c​t​s​-​i​n​dex

Part Two

Com­plete your ani­ma­tion using any nec­es­sary soft­ware and tech­niques. Pub­lish clips as nec­es­sary for cri­tique. Have author­ing files avail­able for review in class if war­ranted. Please leave link to tuto­r­ial web­site in com­ments of appro­pri­ate D2L Dropbox.

Final out­put settings:

  • File Size/Export Set­tings: HDTV 1080, 29.97fps/Render Set­tings: Best and Out­put Mod­ule: H.264
  • File name: xyz_art378_assn03_30fps.mp4


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Assign­ment Grading


Cre­ativ­ity, brain­storm­ing, plan­ning, exper­i­men­ta­tion, file hier­ar­chy, struc­ture, nam­ing conventions


Adobe After Effects, Pho­to­shop, Illus­tra­tor, video, audio


As defined by cor­re­spond­ing cal­en­dar item, drop­box, dis­cus­sion or con­tent topic description.