Graphic Design 4 Video Editors

A Foundation Course in Graphic Design for After Effects and Premiere editors, Giving You Creative Confidence...
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

The Design-Eye Foundation Course comprises 34 training videos totalling near 3.5 hours, fronted by American presenter, Janie McGrath.

Fully referenced, the video chapters amalgamate the golden nuggets of information mirrored by 25 of the most popular design books and combine the gems with the experience of a seasoned video editor & graphic designer, utilising sensory rich language and exemplary visuals to aid deep learning and recall.

The course has been tailored for video editors, yet would prove interesting to anyone keen to improve their design-eye, photography and artistic skills. 

Creative Confidence...

What are the requirements?

  • A pen and paper to take lots of notes, and access to the internet.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To give aspiring creatives a thorough grounding in all aspects of art and design composition, and to impart gems of creative wisdom for anyone working with video or in the creative industries.

Who is the target audience?

  • Video editors wishing to develop their creative sensibilities and anyone with a desire to become creatively literate.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome!


Creative Confidence
16 pages
Course Outline
6 pages
Section 2: All You Need to Know About Designing Images

What's covered:

Abstraction by Reducing Detail, Interpretation, Rearranging, Distortion, Pure Abstraction. 


What's covered:

Integrating People & Objects, Sympathetic Alignment, Light Wrap, Reflection, Top Layer, Lowering Transparency, Repetition, Ambiguous Space


What's covered:

Contrast & Harmony, Contrast of Orientation, Contrast & Tension, Contrast of Direction, Colour Contrast, Contrast of Value, Contrast of Representation, Contrast of Detail, Contrast at Work in Design


What's covered:

Overlapping, Depth & Size, Perspective, One & Two-Point Perspective, Shading, Form, 3D Geometry, Bar Graphs, Warm & Cool Colour Contrast, Aerial Perspective, Depth-of-Field, Selective Focus, Hyperfocal Length, Shadow, Drop Shadow


What's covered:

Drama & Scale, Drama & Tone, Conceptual Contrast, Drama & Tension, Drama & Camera Angles, Drama & Direction


What's covered:

The Intersection, The Cross, Dividing the Space


What's covered:

Gradient & Type, The Black-White Gradient, Sky Gradients, Radial Gradients, Gradient & Light, The Warm Gradient, Gradient & Temperature 


What's covered:

Organic Design, The Fibonacci Series


What's covered:

Hero & Performance, Directing the Eyeline, Performance & Space, The Hero & Pose


What's covered:

Regular Patterns, Irregular Patterns, Patterns Grab Attention, Disrupting Patterns, Creating Patterns, Concentration & Space, Pattern & Texture


What's covered:

Reflection & Depth, Reflection & Shape


What's covered:

Economy & Grouping, Repetition & Size, Repetition & Reinforcement, Rememberance


What's covered:

Implied Geometry, Shape & Emotion, Adding Shapes to Composition, Combining Basic Shapes & Images, Shape & Resonance, Shape & Type, Shape & Disctinction


What's covered:

Simultaneity, Immediacy, Cognitive Load, Odd Numbers of Subjects, Even Numbers of Subjects


What's covered:

Pattern Vs Texture, Texture & Contrast, Texture & Tone, Controlling the Strength of a Texture, Functional Texture, Pattern's Textural Qualities, Texture & Character, Photographing Pattern & Texture, Texture & Macro Photography


What's covered:

Unity through Repetition, Unity through Colour, Unity through Pattern, Unity through Shape, Unity through Orientation, Unity by Greyscale, Monochrome or Duotone, Unity & Branding, Unity & Economy


What's covered:

Variation, Sequencing Variation

Section 3: All You Need to Know About Composition

What's covered:

Symmetrical Balance, Bilateral Symmetry, Asymmetrical Balance, Symmetry Vs Asymmetry, Balance & Horizon, Balance & Camera Angles


What's covered:

50mm & 35mm Lenses, The Wide Angles Lens, The Fish Eye, The Telephoto Lens, Compression of Space, Perspective, Looking Up & Looking Down, Crouching Down, Tilting the Camera, Macro Shots


What's covered:

Cropping the Hero, Cropping Limbs, Filling the Frame, Bleed


What's covered:

Strengthening the Focal Point, Subordinating the Other Subjects, Background Clutter, Reflection, Graphical Prominence, Dominance & Emphasis


What's covered:

Framing the Focal Point, Using What's There to Frame, Framing the Hero with Shapes and Lines, Framing the Hero with Objects, Framing the Hero with Repetition, Symmetrical Frames, Using Colour to Frame


What's covered:

The Golden Ratio, Constructing the Golden Rectangle, Root Rectangles, Root Rectangles' Special Ability, The Golden Human, The Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Section, The Golden Spiral, The Modulor


What's Covered:

The Pentagon & Isosceles Triangle, The Star Pentagram, Implied Geometry, Geometry & Unity


What's covered:

The Picture Superiority Effect, Leading the Eye to the Focal Point, Stepping Stones, Scanning, Logical Progression, Largest Mass, Directing Attention


What's covered:

Thick 'n' Thin Lines, The Dynamic Line, Line as Movement, Warm & Cool Lines, The Diagonal, Line, Form & Expression, Line & Drama


What's covered:

Organic Balance, Organic Balance & White Space, Balancing the Positive & Negative Space, Balance & Cropping, Reversing-Out


What's covered:

Natural Proportion, Division of Space, Arcs, Proportion & Typography


What's covered:

Radial Symmetry, Rotation Symmetry, Increasing Dynamism of Radial Symmetry


What's covered:

Rule of Thirds vs The Golden Ratio, Placing the Horizon with the RoT, Placing the Focal Point, Aligning the Subjects with the Lines, Placing an Eyeline, Area, Rule Breaking, Rule of Quarters


What's covered:

Simplifying the Image, Mergers, Filling the Frame


What's covered:

Tone, Value Range, Value & Impact


What's covered:

What is White Space? Using White Space Effectively, When White Space Gets Trapped

Section 4: All You Need to Know About Visual Communication

What's covered:

Visual Communication, Visual Statements, The Rebus, Translations, Behaviours & Properties

Section 5: DEFC Wrap-Up
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Instructor Biography

nanometh !, GraphicDesign4VideoEditors

Hi, we're nanometh!—A company dedicated to modelling 'the difference that makes the creative difference' and providing premium creative training to video editors and general media monkeys alike.

We've worked on over 200 creative briefs over the past 15 years, and for over 30 companies across both disciplines of broadcast and brand.

Our training offers you all the wisdom we wish we had at the beginning of our careers, pooled from an abundance of industry experience. We think it brings everything you need to know to become an authority on the subject of screen design, into one place.

We hope you enjoy the training—we've put our blood, sweat and tears into it, follow up with us on messages for more support.


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