FOUR WEEK DAYTIME PROGRAM

WHEN: June 5 - 30, 2017
WHERE: UCONN Stamford Campus, Classroom TBD
DAYS: Monday - Friday
TIME: 9:30am - 4:30pm
WHO CAN REGISTER? Anyone

2017 Classes have been CLOSED 

TWO WEEK EVENING PROGRAM

WHEN: June 19 - 30, 2017
WHERE: UCONN Stamford Campus, Classroom TBD
DAYS: Monday - Friday
TIME: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
WHO CAN REGISTER? Anyone

2017 Classes have been CLOSED 


Manipulating Content for Web & Social Media
4 Week Daytime Program

Learning Curve: Easy/Medium

About the Course

This course is designed to provide instruction and guidance in the technique and critical understanding of digital content and how to move it into Web and Social Media applications. The instruction will center on the use of Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, while teaching students basic image manipulation, video, and motion graphics design. The course will be presented in classroom format, and provide a detailed introduction to digital media manipulation while featuring daily introductory seminars.

What you'll come away with

  • How to record and edit a live-stream video
  • How to deal with digital audio and sound effects
  • How to place front/back bumpers on a video
  • How to rip content from the web for a mock-up demo
  • How to create a basic 2d informational or infographic animation
  • How to make a basic 3d logo or object and then animate it on a web page or infographic
  • How to work in PhotoShop
  • How to work in AfterEffects
  • How to work in Cinema4D

Week to Week Agenda

Click below to find out what you'll learn each week.

+ WEEK 1: June 5 - 9

The first week will include discussions of the principles of animation, good design, color, theme and layout when working with animated text and images. Further study by DMCT students will include interaction between text, shapes, secondary motion, and organic vs. non-organic motion.

+ WEEK 2: June 12 - 16

The second week will continue to build upon the foundations made during week 1, but will include an introduction to live action video, tracking, and manipulating 2D images within a 3D environment. Further study by DMCT students will include an introduction to some of the emerging forms of content manipulation for web/social, including 360 video and virtual reality.

+ WEEK 3: June 19 - 23

Week 3 will address timing of motion and emotion while introducing basic storyboarding concepts and conventions, basic principles of composition, layout, perspective and staging. During this week, DMCT students will begin to work on motion-based artifacts such as moving posters, subtle animation, web banners, and still image breakdown/extraction. Learning during this week will include layering, masks, duplication, and animation across multi-media.

+ WEEK 4: June 26 - 30

The fourth and final week focuses on compositing a final animation recalling previous lessons on timing, motion and emotion. This will include understanding how to insert video footage into an animated project, ideas and methods for seamless composite of the various elements. Finally, students will be advised in techniques of compositing, while continuing to explore merging 2D graphics with 3D animation or video footage.


Manipulating Content for Web & Social Media
2 Week Evening Program

Learning Curve: Medium/Hard

About the course

This two-week intensive bootcamp in Manipulating Content for Web and Social Media, is designed for individuals who are interested in content production for web and/or social media The instruction will center on the use of Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, while teaching students basic image manipulation, video, and motion graphics design. The course will be presented in classroom format, and provide a detailed introduction to digital media manipulation while featuring regular introductory seminars.

Week to Week Agenda

Click below to find out what you'll learn each week.

+ WEEK 1: June 19 - 23

The first week will provide a general overview of the principles of animation, good design, color, theme, and layout when working with animated text and images. Students will also be introduced to live action video and how to manipulate 2D images within a 3D environment.

+ WEEK 2: June 26 - 30

During the second week students will begin to work on motion-based artifacts such as moving posters, subtle animation, web banners, and still image breakdown/extraction, while also exploring how to exploring how to merge 2D graphics with 3D animation or video footage.

 

 
“The hands-on class work was fresh, invigorating an challenging.”
— 2016 DMCT Student
 

UCONN Stamford

UCONN STAMFORD
Address: 1 University Pl, Stamford, CT 06901 | SEE ON MAP
Phone: (203) 251-8400

Stamford is an exciting place to live, learn, work, and play – with over 400 restaurants, bars, and entertainment or arts venues.

The Digital Media & Design Department is located on the third floor of the main UConn Stamford campus. DMCT students will enjoy exclusive access to three contemporary learning spaces that include: 2 computer labsa video production space, and a room dedicated to digital play and exploration. Spaces host a variety of technology that includes, 3D Imaging, 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality, as well as a wide selection of professional production equipment that will be available to DMCT students throughout their duration in the program. 

The UConn Stamford campus is located at the heart of downtown Stamford, with easy access from I95, and the Merritt Parkway. Metered parking is available on Franklyn Street and the UConn parking garage on Washington Blvd.

Metro-North Railroad connects the campus community, to New Haven and New York City, and provides easy access throughout Fairfield County. Below is a list of towns that offer direct service to the Stamford train station.

  • Greenwich to Stamford (D): Approx. 16 mins
  • Norwalk to Stamford: Approx. 12 mins
  • Bridgeport to Stamford: Approx. 35 mins
  • Milford to Stamford: Approx. 48 mins
  • New Haven to Stamford: Approx. 1 hr
  • Danbury to Stamford: Approx. 1 hr

For more information about visiting Stamford, check out the Downtown Special Services District website as well as the “Visitors” website from the City of Stamford.

 

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