COMPUTER TOOLS FOR MD | Course CMD 401

Taught by: Mohamed Borhan,Hagar Ashraf, Rana Allam | (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 "CMD18_AssXX_Name_ID_GrXX"
  • Example: CMD18_Ass01_AhmedMohamed_12-3456_Gr05


  • Folders must not exceed 50 MB.


  • Assignments sent by email will NOT be accepted.



Relevant Links:

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


Semester schedule

WEEK DATE TOPIC & SLIDES DETAILS ASSIGNMENT
01 04.02 - 07.02 Course outline overview + Introduction to After Effects


- Week 01 Slides

Interface, Keyframes, TRAPS, and Text Tool Bring HEADPHONES next time!
02 11.02 - 14.02 Planning kinetic typography + More AE tools


- Week 02 Slides

Storyboard, Sound Syncing, Exporting -
03 18.02 - 21.02 Further AE tools


-Week 03 Slides

Masking, Parenting and Stroke Effect AE Assignment #1
04 25.02 - 28.02 Further AE tools


-Week 04 Slides

3D Rotation -
05 04.03 - 07.03 Further AE tools Camera + 3D Space
06 11.03 - 14.03 FINAL AE QUIZ - Make sure you have Adobe Premiere on your Laptops
07 18.03 - 21.03 Introduction to Editing + Continuity and Transitions

-Week 07 Slides

Interface, Timeline, and Tools -
08 25.03 - 28.03 Video Compressions

-Week 08 Slides

Resolution, Aspect Ratio, Frame rate, Codecs, Importing and Exporting
09 01.04 - 04.04 Color Correction

-Week 09 Slides

Color grading and difference in mood/atmosphere Announcement of Pr Assignment 1
10 08.04 - 11.04 Sound Editing Techniques and Split Screen Bring a rough cut of your final
11 15.04 - 18.04 Consultations + Evaluation Timings -
12 22.04 - 25.04 Consultations + Evaluation Timings - -
13 02.05 FINAL SUBMISSION - -