Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 3 Analog Techniques, the Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] Exercise files are minimal in this course, and most anything we do in Adobe Creative Cloud will involve creating the exercise files ourselves as we go. But there is a folder of exercise files that does have some goodies for you. Here you'll find a chapter folder with an After Effects project in it. This project file is for After Effect CC 2015, but there are two back-saved versions for CC 2012 and CS6. You'll also find a renders folder, where we'll be exporting some animation frames later on.
Now for those goodies. In the Phonotropes Guide folder, you'll find all these great, printable Phonotrope guides that will work for shooting video at multiple different frame rates. We'll go over some of the specifics about these guides later on, but there's a variety of guide formats, so you can easily print and use them from any computer. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set top device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can still follow along and make an awesome Phonotrope.
You'll get hands on and color, cut, paste, and draw and, along the way, learn about the logistics of player speeds, frames, video capture, and lighting. In the final chapter, you'll get tips and inspiration for taking your Phonotrope to the next level with transparency and mixed media.
- Introducing the Phonotrope
- Understanding frame and speed settings
- Experimenting with drawing and play dough
- Using Illustrator and Photoshop to plan a Phonotrope guide
- Preparing After Effects for a Phonotrope animation
- Shooting, lighting, and editing animation footage