Objective:
Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.

Method:
Work through the provided course on www.pluarlsight.com to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC.

Turn In:
Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.

Objective:
Conduct research and create an oral presentation over a historical figure in the industry of animation.

Method:
Choose either a noted animator or character from the world of animation that has had a notable impact on the industry. Create a 3-5 minute presentation over their life, career, contributions to and their overall impact on the development of the industry.

Turn In:
When done, post the presentation in PDF format to your blog. If there are included animations, submit your presentation to the correct folder in the ExamDrop.

Objective:
Identify and discuss the multiple styles of animation and how they impact society.

Method:
Teacher led presentation over the types of animation and how it is used in numerous industries.

Turn In:
Select a career that you are interested in and assemble a presentation showing how animation has effected that industry and how it is currently (or how it could be) used to further the industry. You will have two days in class to research. You will present your findings on Monday, September 11.

Objective:
Gain an understanding of proper ethics and discuss the laws of copyright and fair use.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over copyright laws and computer ethics. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.

Objective:
Time management and organization are key to success in any field of study. Discover ways to help master them in order to be successful in this class and in your daily life.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over file management and organization. We will discuss the importance of time management and ways to be successful in this class. Students will take notes that can later be used on quiz.

Objective:
Understand the class procedures and expectations.

Method:
We will discuss the course syllabus, get to know each other through the Information Sheet, and get signed up for the necessary class accounts.