By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Hey folks – our very own Harry frank is giving a class this semester at fxphd. Join the class before it’s too late! Here’s the info:
We’re excited to have a new After Effects course lead by a familiar name in the motion graphics industry, designer Harry Frank. This practical, software-based course will focus on creating a professional broadcast graphics package from scratch. Harry has done numerous high-profile national broadcast packages over the year for networks such as NBC, ABC, Fox, and G4TV. One of the strengths of After Effects is its plug in architecture and offerings such as Trapcode Particular, Form, and Lux are workhorses of mograph artists. Over the ten weeks, After Effects will be at the center of the course in conjunction with these and other plug ins from Red Giant Software.
In the broadcast industry, turn-around times for deliverables can be short, which makes efficiency a key component of being a professional motion designer. We need to have the right tools at our fingertips with an in-depth understanding of them to achieve this. This will be the core focus of this course: accelerating your creativity with your tools.
In AFX213, students will be building a graphics package for a broadcast awards ceremony. We will build assets such as a short show open, logo animation, full screen graphic, lower third, and transitional elements. This class will give students the opportunity to be creative, building a graphics package from scratch. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this experience with peer and instructor review in a special work sharing forum on the site. Members have found this level of interaction to be extremely valueable part of the course.
Harry originally studied music engineering and worked in both audio post-production and studio engineering, before entering the motion graphics field 12 years ago. He has worked in Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles as a freelance motion designer, with clients such as, Blur Studio, Digital Kitchen, and many more. As an instructor and author, he has authored numerous tutorials and training titles on motion design, After Effects Expressions, Trapcode Particular and Form, and Cinema 4D. In Detroit, he was an Adjunct Faculty at the College for Creative Studies. Harry is the owner of graymachine.com, and host of the networking site, themotionexchange.com
As you can see from the quotes below, people are excited about the class, so get in now before it’s too late!
“My name is Juan and I am very excited about this class, I saw some of Harry’s works on his website and on the RED Giant site and it is amaizing the kind of things and how professional Harry is. Like to get to that level and also know it is years of experience that provide that level, so I am working hard to learn the most I can.”
“I have been working with AF for about 3 years now and I am looking to get to a bit more to the advance level, but still a long road before I can switch my beginer to intermediate-advance level. I love working with AF and learn from such a profesional expert voice. Hope to learn a lot here. Thank you.”
“Hey Harry – psyched that you’re here and for this class! Love what I’ve seen so far!”