Course Info

ANI 461: Motion Graphics

This course introduces effective communication using motion graphics; including its application in the areas of film titles, broadcast and commercial design, interactive media, and gaming. The combination of music, animation, graphic design and typography will be explored following the basic theories of dynamic composition and aesthetics. A focus and analysis on Motion Graphics History, including abstract film, modernist television, computer art, synesthesia, and film title design, will be coupled with animation and design exercises, and simulated concept "pitch" presentations. An emphasis is placed on gaining familiarity with contemporary styles and trends in professional motion graphics, as well as state-of-the-art software and tools. Readings and responses will be due each week in addition to practical projects. Projects will include: 3 short fundamental exercises, a concept development and pitch presentation, a film title design project, and a 7-10 page research paper.

Fall 2022-2023

Section: 401
Class number: 24302
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00513 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 24303
Meeting time: Th 11:45AM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00210 at Loop Campus