Building upon the popularity of our first After Effects project-based course, AFX208, we'll begin work on a new project from concept through compositing and design. For this project, we'll be creating a new animated show open in the style of programs such as "Top Chef", "Project Runway", and "Make Me a Supermodel". Leading the course will be Danny Princz, a New York City based artist who has taught several courses in the past. Also helping out will be Mark Christiansen, author of "Adobe After Effects CS4 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques", and fxphd dean John Montgomery.
The project will focus on using the new After Effects CS5 once it's released. But like most real world projects we will also be covering other applications for tasks such as 3D camera tracking, creating and rendering cgi for the virtual set, and more. Members of fxphd can share work in progress and design ideas in the forums, getting feedback from the profs as well as as other members.
The opening project will be completed in courses over the next two terms at fxphd, but rest assured that each members of each term will receive plenty of 720P material to build shots for their reel. Our previous course distributed over six gigabytes of footage.