COMPUTER TOOLS FOR MD | Course CMD 401

Taught by: Hagar Ashraf, Norhan Kamal | (Click names for contact info)





By Anan Raafat (34-3156) | CMD 401 Spring 2016


Course Aim:

The main purpose of this course is to get acquainted with different media production tools and softwares in order to provide the students with the basic knowledge on how to execute their projects technically. The softwares introduced should be compatible with what is currently used in the real media production industry at that time, and should cover audio/visual editing tools as well as those for animation and motion graphics.


Course Rules, Weight and Evaluation:

  • No attendance is given after 10 minutes.
  • Assignments need to be handed in on time to avoid deduction. (see below)
  • Class disturbances of any kind WILL NOT be tolerated
  • Keep your phones on silent to avoid its confiscation.

1- Assignments (50%)
2- Final Projects (50%)

You will be graded on the following:

To be announced


ASSIGNMENT RULES AND GUIDELINES:


DEADLINES:

Submission within one week from the deadline: 25% Deduction
Submission any day until last class of semester: 50% Deduction


  • Must Hand in Assignment in a labeled folder at the start of class.


  • Folders must be named in the following format "CMD17_AssXX_Name_ID_GrXX"
  • Example: CMD17_Ass01_AhmedMohamed_12-3456_Gr05


  • Folders must not exceed 50 MB.


  • Assignments sent by email will NOT be accepted.



Relevant Links:

Week_01:

From Paper To Screen: https://vimeo.com/69375692

Week_02:

You Are Not So Smart - Book Trailer: https://vimeo.com/38660584


Semester schedule

WEEK DATE TOPIC & SLIDES DETAILS ASSIGNMENT
01 05.02 - 08.02 Course outline overview + Introduction to After Effects


- Week 01 Slides

Interface, Keyframes, TRAPS, and Text Tool Bring HEADPHONES next time!
02 12.02 - 15.02 Planning kinetic typography + More AE tools


- Week 02 Slides
- AE Hotkey List

Storyboard, Sound Syncing, Shape Layer, Exporting -
03 19.02 - 22.02 Further AE tools


- Week 03 Slides
- Storyboard Template

Masking, Parenting, Stroke Effect, and Wiggle Effect AE Assignment #1
04 26.02 - 01.03 Further AE tools


- Week 04 Slides

3D Rotation (The "Dude" Exercise) -
05 05.03 - 08.03 Further AE tools


- Week 05 Slides

Camera + 3D Space
06 12.03 - 15.03 FINAL AE QUIZ - Make sure you have Adobe Premiere on your Laptops
07 19.03 - 22.03 Introduction to Editing + Continuity and Transitions Interface, Timeline, and Tools -
08 26.03 - 29.03 Continuation of Premiere Tools Split Screens + Format & Conversion / Exporting
09 02.04 - 05.04 Color Correction Color grading and difference in mood/atmosphere PR Assignment #2
10 09.04 - 12.04 Sound Editing Techniques Volume & Dialogue syncing Bring a rough cut of your final
11 16.04 - 19.04 Consultations + Evaluation Timings - -
12 23.04 - 26.04 FINAL SUBMISSION + EVALUATIONS - -