Welcome to Video Special Effects!

Unit Outline

It is expected that in this four week unit you will learn:

  • Learn the basics of video special effects, terminology
  • The basic panels, tools, and options for Adobe After Effects CS6
  • How to add animation to movie clips
  • How to create advanced animation techniques

Assessment will be based on:

#1 – Video Animation – Learn the proper techniques, terminology, and concepts around video editing – 50 marks (based on correct completion)

#2– Learning the Basics of After Effects– Learning the basic functions of the panels, tools, options, and effects – 60 marks (based on correct completion)

#3 – Applying Techniques– a minor Project to test out the techniques you learned – 50 marks (based on correct completion, teacher observation, and a final presentation rubric)

#4 – Reflection/Review – a review of the unit for major components, a reflection on what you learned, and observations on other student projects –30 marks (based on correct completion)

All work is expected to be uploaded to your blog and when asked, to the teacher hand-in folder.

Week 1 -2 –

#1 Introduction to Visual Effects

#2 – Learning the Bascis of After Effect– create a Word document and upload it to your blog

Week 2-4 –

#3 Applying Techniques to a Short Clip– create a short clip movie clip and hand in, upload work to your Unit 1 page on your blog

Week 4 –

#4 – Reflection-Review – answer these final questions, create a reflection, present your short movie clip, and “snip” comments left on other student blogs