Visual Arts, Crafts, and Design
What is animation? This Miniclip explores how animators bring characters and objects to life. These 12 principles of animation were first introduced by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in 1981. Today, animators around the globe follow the principles to bring realism and appealing to animations. Using visual examples, this video demonstrates the principles in action so students can apply them to their own work and explore the creative possibilities in this field. Show Less
In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate title and write a logline, as well as plan and draw a storyboard. From creating a short animation to shooting their own music video or film, students can apply these strategies to any project during the pre-production stage of development. Show Less
In the last two episodes of the series, Bob combines all the lessons of the course as we join him though an entire wedding shoot. Starting with a thorough walkthrough of his preparation, we then join him as he documents the early events of the couple's special day. Show Less
In Gary, Indiana Bob takes us through a photo session in an abandoned theatre, covering how to use lighting to create a 'mood' and have a space come to life for dramatic and stunning results.
In this episode Bob goes through the basics of lighting using one speedlite as your primary light and how to build the rest of your setup around that, showing how the movement of light can affect the results.
Wrapping up the 'What the Flash?' series, Bob combines all the techniques from previous modules on a real client's wedding shoot, allowing you to see it come to life before stepping through his post-even workflow.
in this live demonstration Bob takes us through a couple's engagement shoot, showing how he gets results in less-than-ideal lighting situations both indoors and out.
Staying indoors, Stephen walks us through shooting indoors with mixed lighting, using Speedlites to enhance and reinforce the motivation of available light.
Companies and other organisations rely on logos to convey information and create brand recognition. Their design is critical – time, creativity, expertise and often, vast sums of money, are invested into their creation – but what are the principles and elements of excellent logo design? This program explores various aspects of logo design including the various purposes for which logos are required, how they might be used and the different places they might be displayed, the logo design process and the importance of excellent communication with clients. Expert comments come from Deakin University lecturer Dr Meghan Kelly, commercial designers Stephen Davey and Chelsea Koetsveld, and one of her clients, business owner Nick McEwan-Hall. Show Less
Websites are the primary means of communication with the world for businesses and other organisations, governments, groups and individuals. They perform a range of functions and many considerations go into their design. This programme explores the importance of effective and functional website design and the design process, including establishing a brief, creating base templates and style sheets, constructing and populating a site, testing and launch. Expert comments are provided by commercial designer Stephen Davey from Pagination, and Dr Meghan Kelly from Deakin University. Show Less
Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different outcomes will make your photography more interesting and fun. This programme explores how lighting, composition and shooting techniques are combined to create the final image. Show Less
Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure. Follow along as our photographer provides helpful explanations and visual examples of these camera basics. Show Less
Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here we explore some of the fundamental techniques of Photoshop. Show Less