Midterm Projects Due Next Week!


The midterm project is due next week before class!


What is the midterm project? That's up to you. Basically, it should be an original animation or video that displays some of the things we've learned so far. Think of your midterm project as an advanced version of a homework assignment you've already done. This is your chance to be creative and to make something that you're proud of.


Specific requirements:


  1. Length of the video is not very important, but try to make it a little longer than an average homework assignment and try to keep it shorter than say, 2 minutes.

  2. Preferably, it should have music and/or audio of some sort

  3. Your midterm project should include original content (don't copy a tutorial on the internet!). Though you may use assets (images or videos) that you find online.

  4. If possible, try to make the resolution of your video/animation at least 1280x720 (1920x1080 is preferred)

  5. Render your video as an mp4 or Quicktime file

  6. Upload your midterm project to Youtube or to Vimeo

  7. Email me the Youtube and/or Vimeo link of the final video BEFORE class on the day of the midterm.

Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers allow you to apply effects or filters to multiple layers at one time in your composition.


You'll want to know how to render your midterm so that you can upload it to Youtube or Vimeo and send me the link before the day that it is due. We'll review how to render using the Render Queue in After Effects, and using Adobe Media Encoder.


Please send me your midterm project proposals via email asap!