Cinemagraph Masterclass: Your Complete Guide
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Learn to create professional cinemagraphs from an expert instructor, that are cut-above the competition.
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Created by Nic Kocher
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know how to create amazing cinemagrapghs that impress your clients, family and friends
  • You will know how to use your camera to capture stunning cinemagraphs that loop seamlessly
  • You will know how to use After Effects to create the four ways to loop cinemagraphs
  • You will know how to make money with cinemagraphs
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Requirements
  • A computer with the capability to edit video. We'll be using Adobe After Effects, and I’ll show you how to get free trial
  • No camera is needed to complete this course: All example video files are supplied!
  • You should have photographic knowledge at beginner level or above
  • Students need to be excited about learning how to create cinemagraphs, this will foster a mindset to help complete your own projects
Description

This course will teach you how to create amazing Cinemagraphs and make money from them.

While there are plenty of courses that focus on limited Photoshop techniques, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced operators. We will use Adobe After Effects in order to achieve a more a sophisticated type of Cinemagraph and make you stand out from the crowd.

Just a few of the things you'll learn:

  • Understand the correct settings to use on Camera to capture stunning Cinemagraphs
  • Previsualise a scene to capture a perfect loop
  • A detailed understanding of how to use Adobe After Effects to create Cinemagraphs 
  • Lean the visual language of Cinemagraphs, including the four methods of creating a seamless loop
  • Learn How to generate income from Cinemagraphs

Overview

Cinemagraphs are a unique new genre that are here to stay. We now use screens as our primary viewing medium and this new visual landscape has its own requirements and language. Cinemagraphs fulfil a important need: they can be used in the way still images were used in the past, amongst text and other graphic elements, and yet don’t force you to leave the experience like video does. Book covers, movie posters, point-of-sale, social media such as Instagram or Facebook, are some of the areas where they starting to replace still images. Cinemagraphs are the fastest growing visual genre today.

Master Techniques to Create Extraordinary Cinemagraphs and Boost Your Income.

We will  learn how to use your camera to capture Cinemagraphs and previsualise what is required. 

We will use After Effects to explore many Cinemagraph techniques, with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This will provide you with amazing tools that will elevate your Cinemagraphs in a way that is impossible with just using Photoshop: very important in the competitive world of image making. We will then learn how to export your Cinemagraphs in the best format for sales and publication. Beginners are welcome!

We we explore how to make money from Cinemagraphs, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional.

By the end of this master course, your confidence as a Cinemagraph producer will skyrocket. You will have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create professional level Cinemagraphs that a beyond the competition.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who would like to produce and make money from professional level cinemagraphs
  • This course is for photographers who would like to incorporate cinemagraphs in their work
  • The course is for video retouchers and compositors who would like to produce and make money from professional level cinemagraphs
  • This course is for people who would like to spice up their Instagram feed!
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
02:43:14
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The world of Cinemagraphs
4 Lectures 22:20

  • The age of the screen
  • Looping
  • Part of the image is frozen
  • Cinemagraphs genres
  • How cinemgraphs work with text
  • Best of both works of stills and video
  • Movement is a design element
  • Cinemagraphs work with social media
What are Cinemagraphs?
03:58

  • Camera choice
  • Using a tripod
  • Exposure settings
  • Focus settings
  • Picture style
  • Techniques for shooting
Capture
05:04

This lecture explores four distinct looping styles and when to choose them.

The four types of seamless loop
05:05
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Post Production in After Effects
11 Lectures 01:47:10
  • The world of Adobe
  • How to use the free trial or student price
  • Why After effects?
Why Adobe After Effects?
02:22

  • Workflow is important
  • File structure
  • How to use example files
Setting up
02:20

  • Panels and tabs
  • Workspaces
  • Project panel
  • Importing
  • Creating folders
  • Compositions
  • Timeline
  • Layers
  • Shortcuts
  • Toolbar
Getting to know the After Effects workspace
09:46

This is an After Effects tutorial that introduces some basic techniques and how to loop action.

Project One: Action begins when it ends
09:39

This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the classic cinemagraph with frozen action and a moving element

Project Two: The Classic Cinemagraph
07:26

This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the looping method of playing backwards and forwards

Project Three: Loop backwards and forwards 01
20:00

This is an After Effects tutorial that reinforces the looping method of playing backwards and forwards and adds an extra visual element

Project Three: Loop backwards and forwards 02
10:07

This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the looping method of fading into itself

Preview 05:50

This is an After Effects tutorial that reinforces the looping method of fading into itself and adds an extra visual element

Project Four: Fade into itself 02
12:26

This is an advanced After Effects tutorial that explores the ides of duplicating action

Project Five, Advanced: Duplicate Action
09:34

This is an advanced After Effects tutorial that explores combining multiple visual elements into a single cinemgraph

Project Five, Advanced: Multiple elements at different speeds
17:40
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File formats and Exporting
5 Lectures 21:51

A general introduction to exports formats:

  • Gif
  • APNG or MNG
  • Movie
  • HTML 5 container
Export Overview
06:26

This is an After Effects tutorial how to export a movi

Export a movie file
06:26

This is tutorial how use a movie within the Gfycat HTML 5 container

Use an HTML 5 Container
02:14

This is Photoshop tutorial how to export the GIF format

Create a Gif file
03:22

This is tutorial how to export the APNG format

Create an APNG file
03:23
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Making money from your cinemagraphs
1 Lecture 11:53
Make money from cinemagraphs
11:53
About the Instructor
Nic Kocher
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Pro Photographer, Video Artist, Certified Adobe Instructor

Nic  has been an image maker since 1997 when he started as a staff photographer at The Age newspaper. It was stimulating work, enticing great photos from a large, culturally diverse group of people of all ages. He has provided images for hundreds of feature stories and magazine spreads.

He has been working as a commerical freelance photographer since 2007.

He has produced major projection works for the for the Melbourne White Night Festival. It consisted of Cinemagraphs taken in Tokyo and Melbourne.

A commentator on technology and photography, Nic writes for several publications.

In 2013 he completed a Masters in Visual Art at Monash University. He explored the potential of photographic aesthetics and expression in regards to new technology.

Since 2008 he has developed educational programs. Notable courses have been DSLR Video production, Photographic New Media, and recently, Interactive Photography for Touch-Screen Devices.