Welcome to MotionAce – Digital Arts and Online Learning!
Have you ever looked out a window on a rainy day and thought to yourself, “Wow, it would sure be fantastic to reproduce this in Adobe After Effects?” Well, you’ve come to the right course! Inside the intermediate-level curriculum of this fun and exciting project, you’ll learn how to produce realistic raindrops in a cinematic scene with a dynamic camera blur effect. You’ll receive expert instruction by an experienced motion graphics artist while developing your own unique creative and technical skills. You’ll discover the methods and practices of fine video production workmanship while learning essentials of the After Effects software program. You’ll receive tips of the motion graphics trade all along the way in this course. Best of all, you’ll have a keen understanding of what it takes to create real-world raindrop and camera blur-and-focus effects in any HD scene using professional-grade tools.
You’ll be able to master principles and techniques, such as:
Taught using Adobe After Effects CS5.5 for PC. No additional third-party plugins needed. Clouds not included.
Come on in! The water is fine. See you in the course!
I am an experienced motion graphics and 3D animation artist. My visual arts skills and background have been sustained by my sole proprietorship and production partnerships, with clients ranging from corporate businesses to personal projects. Since I love helping others attain their learning goals, I pursued and received an advanced degree involving instructional design and project management.
BFA Digital Arts, University of Arizona - 2001
MEd Educational Technology, Northern Arizona University - 2012
Fusing both disciplines of design, graphic and instructional, I'm able to deliver aesthetic visual products and research-driven curriculum for both my students and my clients.
My side hobbies include reading, learning new techniques and styles in 2D/3D animation, watching documentaries, composing music, and driving to unknown parts of my state and taking photos of strange things.