Time Based Composing class 7

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Extra credit for attending – ½ - 1 pg. summary/commentary on the relevance of his talk and work to your own work. Please sign in at the door.

Scott McCloud

October 17th, 7:00 PM Film Row Cinema, 1104 South Wabash Avenue, 8th Floor

Comics: A Medium in Transition American comics are changing fast. Bolstered by the literary ambitions of the "graphic novel" movement, a flood of international influences and the growing importance of new technologies, the comics landscape shifts regularly in surprising and increasingly unpredictable directions. Author and comics artist Scott McCloud puts all these trends into perspective in a fast-moving visual presentation.

Scott McCloud has been writing and drawing comics since 1984. His book Understanding Comics was a New York Times Notable book for 1994 and is available in 16 languages. "Sin City" and "300" creator Frank Miller called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." His new book, Making Comics, explores the art and craft of telling stories visually. This event is part of the Creative Non-Fiction Week and is co-sponsored by the Film and Video, English and Journalism Departments.


Find something you want to (or do) know about in AE and prepare a 10-15 minute demo with handout, due Nov. 6

Next week, 10/23, due: 3 ideas (3 paragraphs) for project 2 sound "storyboard" for one idea

For 10/30: Project 2 due in class for critique. Modification of project 2 assignment (optional). The assignment involves using one (1) image, but if you want to show different aspects of this image at different times (details) - unmodified other than by re-composing (and possibly re-sizing a portion of the image to fit the whole screen)- it's OK.


Idea development tools -

  • audio storyboarding
  • mind mapping

After Effects tutorials