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Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5 - Complete Training Programme

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Learn to create consumer-friendly user interfaces and get the most out of the Adobe Flash platform with this Flash Catalyst CS5.5 course. [+]

Top Online Courses in Animation. What are the objectives of this course? This course will teach students all the essential points and how to utilise Adobe toolsets within Flash Catalyst. Learn about what Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is and how it is used by designers to create user interfaces that are appealing and consumer-friendly. Designer/developer workflows and how round trips workflows can allow ongoing collaboration on the same project. Learn how to create resizable applications that will load across various devices without any visual or loading problems. Flash Catalyst interface learn more about the various settings and panels available. Learn how to build new projects based on Illustrator files and how to customise components and organise layers as you see fit. Learn how to edit common button components from custom artwork and how to label components, create states and adding interactions to aid in user interface navigation. How to edit and customer a design and optimise artwork. How to animate user interactions including adding fades, rotating 3D transitions and triggering animations with action sequences. Explore the various components of the application including text input, check box and editing button components. How to add sound, video and Flash content to your creation. Learn how to create a skinnable component for use in Flash Builder and work with FXP and FXPL files that can be transferred between Builder and Catalyst. How to set up banners, navigation buttons, video timers and image galleries. Publish your project, optimise your files and how to publish for browsers or as desktop applications. Who is it intended for? This course is for anyone in the digital design industry who is looking to enhance their skillset or hobbyists looking to create better user interfaces for Flex-based websites and apps. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Upon completion of this course, students will be able to function in roles such as web designer, web developer and mobile/applications developer. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 - Complete Training Programme

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Master the fundamental concepts of the Flash Professional animation software and improve your chances of breaking into a career in digital design with this Adobe Flash Professional CS6 – Complete Training Programme. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? This training programme will take students through the tools, panels and options that you can utilise when using the Flash Professional software. Understand the Flash CS6 Interface Working with the Drawing & Shape Tools Working with Symbols Importing and Modifying Graphics Working with Text The Basics of Animation Adding Simple Controls to Video with Actionscript Publishing & Exporting Flash Documents Who is it intended for? This course is for anyone who is looking to gain vital knowledge of the Adobe Flash Professional software, whether this be for career or personal development. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Once students have completed this course they will be able to function in job roles such as interactive designer, design specialist and graphic designer. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

3D Design and Animation

Noroff Online Studies
Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Sandnes Kristiansand Oslo Bergen + 3 more

This course is the foundation for our creative, technical and innovative 3D studies. 3D envisions images of future products, brings life to imagination, creates lifelike simulations, and special effects in games and movies... [+]

Top Online Courses in Animation. This course is the foundation for our creative, technical and innovative 3D studies. 3D envisions images of future products, brings life to imagination, creates lifelike simulations, and special effects in games and movies. A world full of possibilities 3D design is a craft that can be compared to painting and drawing. Where the painter uses canvases, brushes and paint, the 3D designer uses custom made software and computing power to create their images. 3D images can have a variety of different purposes. They can be used to create images of the impossible, give life to fantasies, lifelike simulations and creating illusions and special effects in movies. Regardless of what the products are intended for, the steps in the creation process are the same. When you create an image, you must transfer the design to the canvas. This is challenging and requires the ability to observe; to notice how things really look like. Beacause of this we work with observational drawings throughout the program. Modeling 3D characters A 3D designer is also a sculptor, but rather than working with clay or metal, we use digital tools for modeling. When modeling 3D, we "build" a model out of different types of objects in the software, and we manipulate and give them shapes. The objects in question can be furniture, glass, interior, exterior, houses, people or fantasy characters. How real these models look depends on how well we manage to observe the real object, and our ability to reproduce the details correctly in the 3D software. The model you have created can be compared to a sketch drawing that is not colored. To make it look real, it needs to get color and texture. In the software you specify whether the object has surface of metal, wood, leather or something else. Just like in real life, a metal surface will have different qualities than a surface of skin. After texturing, the model needs to be lighted, and we place light sources in the virtual space around the figure. Once this is done, you are ready to "take your picture". Then you let the computer show what it is capable of, and let it do all the work of putting the model together. A mathematical model of reality In a photo studio, you would press the button on the camera, and the camera would have the picture ready for you in the blink of an eye. In the 3D software, you also press a button, but the computer needs more time to save the image. How long depends on the complexity of the image you are creating. Since the software is actually working on a mathematical model of reality, there are many calculations to be done. Just think of how many calculations that has to be done if there are more surfaces on the model to reflect the light! This process is called rendering. If you create an animation, each frame of film has to be rendered. There are usually 24 frames per second in a standard animated film. For one minute of finished film you will need to render 1,440 frames, or for an entire feature film of 90 minutes: 129.600 frames! After the computer has finished rendering, you often need to tweak the images. While compositing we can stitch together multiple elements. For instance, you can add a background which is made in a completely separate process. When combining color correction and adjustment of the image, you hopefully get what your look you are after! All these steps are required for each 3D product we create. To animate 3D characters you make rules for how they can move. Think of how our skeletons, muscles and tendons enable, and also limit, how we human can move. I order for a 3D model to come "alive" like a real person, it also needs a framework for defining the ability for movement. This part of the process is called rigging. Learning outcomes After finishing this course at Noroff, you should be able to plan 3D projects, anticipate challenges, solving these challenges as early in the process as possible, and ultimately create and deliver quality products within deadlines. You will be able to create and animate the characters and objects in a manner that makes them appear believable. First, you design the characters on paper, then build and paint them digitally. When the digital model is finished, you create frameworks for them to be able to move. After they finished animated, place virtual lights and create the atmosphere, before finally ending up with a movie or a still image. Finally this is completed in post production software. Course structure To be good at something you need continuous training, and 3D Design and Animation is no exception. 3D is a mixture of both technical knowledge and artistic abilities. This is highly emphasized at Noroff, and we therefore facilitate our training to include both design skills and technical competency. It will be expected that you complete several drawing exercises on paper, and your software as well as technical skills must also be proficient. The assignments in 3D Design and Animation have an objective to simulate real-life challenges that awaits in the industry, and by so prepare you for immediate employment and production after graduation. All our students have access to the world's largest online video training website for creative professionals. Every week, new training videos are published, on anything from drawing to highly sophisticated software applications. Career options As a skilled 3D designer you have multiple career opportunities. Most people who study 3D Design and Animation choose to continue their studies at one of our second years of 3D studies: 3D Game Design or 3D Film Production. However, several students have had the opportunity to go directly into employement after only one year of 3D Design and Animation. Traditionally 3D design was seen as a craft belonging to to the gaming or entertainment industry, but 3D designers are now doing amazing work in a variety of industries. Architectural visualization is about building digital houses and apartments in 3D, in order to show how a new building might look before construction has even begun. Within the advertising industry, 3D designers create ads for print media, animations for websites, and animated commercials for cinema and television. A 3D designer can visualize products for the industrial sector for sales-, training- and planning purposes, for example for companies in the oil and offshore industry. 3D printers are also making their way into the market. Who knows what opportunities this will provide a skilled 3D designer in the near future? Further education Most graduates of 3D Design and Animation continue onto one of our second years of 3D studies: 3D Game Design or 3D Film Production. After two years at Noroff Vocational School, depending on which second year you choose, you have the opportunity to apply directly into a Bachelor's degree program at Noroff University College, or apply for a Bachelor abroad at Teesside University in England, Deakin University in Australia or University of South Wales in Britian. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Content Creation For iPhone/iPad: Online

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Online Full time 5 weeks November 2017 Australia Australia Online

From the comfort of your keyboard, learn how to shoot quality videos with your iPhone or iPad and create stories on the go, in this five week online course. Filmmaker and cinematographer Gareth Tillson will lead this course featuring video tutorials, weekly assignments and a weekly online chat session, where you will get real time feedback from the tutor. [+]

From the comfort of your keyboard, learn how to shoot quality videos with your iPhone or iPad and create stories on the go, in this five week online course. Filmmaker and cinematographer Gareth Tillson will lead this course featuring video tutorials, weekly assignments and a weekly online chat session, where you will get real time feedback from the tutor. Chat sessions will take place Thursday evenings from 19:30 to 20:30 AEDT. You will learn all the tips and tricks for professional standard framing, focus, sound, exposure, coverage, and editing -- plus get a glimpse of the myriad of new accessories that are now available to complement this emerging style of film-making. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to make high standard video content on their iPhone or iPad, and it's been designed for people looking to study outside of office hours. So whether you're a filmmaker, journalist or blogger - whatever and wherever in the world you are - join us online for this new and exciting course. About the tutor: One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth has pursued a career in Cinematography since he saw the light during a shoot at New York Film Academy in 1998. Graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (MA Cinematography) in 2004 with the AFTRS High Achievement in Cinematography Award, Gareth has since established himself as a freelance cinematographer in Sydney. He shoots shorts, docos, commercials and music clips. His debut feature as Cinematographer, LBF, premiered at SxSW Film Festival in 2011 and has played at Perth Revelations and Sydney Film Festivals. [-]

6 Month Online Stop Motion Course

Animation A Team (Online)
Online 6 - 6 months August 2017 United Kingdom England

The purity of stop-motion animation has made a strong resurgence over the past few years. This animation course offers the chance to learn the fundamentals and techniques to achieve believable movement and character performance from a Stop-Motion puppet. [+]

The purity of stop-motion animation has made a strong resurgence over the past few years. This animation course offers the chance to learn the fundamentals and techniques to achieve believable movement and character performance from a Stop-Motion puppet. Over the past 20 years Chuck has had the privilege to learn from the very best in the Stop-Motion industry. From legendary puppet animator, Phil Tippett to Directors Henry Selick, Wes Anderson and Tim Burton. Chuck has contributed to such celebrated Stop-Motion features as “James and the Giant Peach“, “Fantastic Mr Fox“, and the soon to be released, Disney’s “Frankenweenie”. Chuck is now offering to teach his craft to budding film animators wanting to specialise in stop motion. Chuck will guide you through setting up your own armature (we will send this) and even send you an animateable head for your character, created from his studio molds. Included in the cost of the course is a Free Dragonframe software licence and keypad Our new Free Armacreature Armature! The Grand Master of Stop Motion, Ray Harryhausen presents Armacreature!A professional armature kit with limitless possibilities! Build your creature an characters from scratch using over a 100 stainless steel professional parts. Lip sync kit fun and a Free puppet head is now ready. The puppet head is designed by Chuck and is exclusive to the course, it is specifically designed to attach to the armature and includes a set of lip sync mouths.... [-]


6 Month Online 3D Creature Animation Course

Animation A Team (Online)
Online 3 - 8 months August 2017 United Kingdom England

The 6 month online creature animation course allows you to study the techniques used by industry experts around your full time job or college study. [+]

At Animation A Team, we offer a wide range of courses which aim to teach you the essential skills you need to succeed as a professional VFX and games animator. Unlike some of the other animation schools out there, we pride ourselves on our specialty creature animations. The 6 month online creature animation course allows you to study the techniques used by industry experts around your full time job or college study. This course is different to many others, because although there are similarities to the workflows in 2D animation, it teaches keyframe CG animation methods more from a 3D perspective as opposed to a traditional 2D approach. The course focuses your attention on the finer details of realistic motion in creatures or characters of any kind. You will be studying live action in detail and looking at poses and behaviour, to allow you to create truly realistic animations. A 100% mentored VFX and Games Animation Course that allows you to factor in a full-time job or college study. Example Of Student Work at 3D Online Creature Animation School - animationaTeam.com- from rob hemmings on Vimeo. ... [-]


3D Animation Course

Rocket Sky 3D Animation School | ONLINE
Online Full time Part time September 2017 Canada New Brunswick

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded [+]

Learn to Animate Completely online. Our feature film mentor/ instructors and students are located all over the world, working out of the Rocket Sky online campus. WHY STUDY AT ROCKET SKY?

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded artists into professional quality character animators.

THE ROCKET SKY APPROACH

The Rocket Sky Learning System was born out of years of professional production experience, and years of professional education experience. We focus on classical animation principles and basic fundamentals and apply them within the 3D software. This simple approach develops the art and the artist. Repetition is the mother of skill, and by utilizing our unique mentor-style approach to learning, small and large project based assignments and the focus on fundamentals rather than software, Rocket Sky students become skilled in all the facets of this allusive art form, and ultimately will be able to produce the highest quality portfolio work to showcase these skills.... [-]