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:
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.
This lecture explores four distinct looping styles and when to choose them.
This is an After Effects tutorial that introduces some basic techniques and how to loop action.
This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the classic cinemagraph with frozen action and a moving element
This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the looping method of playing backwards and forwards
This is an After Effects tutorial that reinforces the looping method of playing backwards and forwards and adds an extra visual element
This is an After Effects tutorial that explores the looping method of fading into itself
This is an After Effects tutorial that reinforces the looping method of fading into itself and adds an extra visual element
This is an advanced After Effects tutorial that explores the ides of duplicating action
This is an advanced After Effects tutorial that explores combining multiple visual elements into a single cinemgraph
A general introduction to exports formats:
This is an After Effects tutorial how to export a movi
This is tutorial how use a movie within the Gfycat HTML 5 container
This is Photoshop tutorial how to export the GIF format
This is tutorial how to export the APNG format
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.