ACA Test Prep Site
Welcome to After Effects
Week 18: May 28-31 FINAL - worth 200 points. Due Wed., June 12 Go here for instructions
Week 17: May 20-24
Another project to help you boost your grade! This one is easy. Due June 7.
Do something different and new with AfterEffects & earn double credit. Click Here.
Week 16: May 13-17 WEIGHTLESS
Get caught up with your work! Time is running out!
There is a new assignment: Weightless due June 7.
Week 15: May 6-9
Final ALL Classes Project. REQUIRED. Worth 50 points. You may use the Adobe product of your choice: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, or Character Builder. Your final project is due Friday, May 31 NO EXCEPTIONS.

The theme is "When We All Fall Asleep". Where do we go when we fall asleep? Is it possible for two people to share the same dream?

To see some examples of what people have done, go HERE.

Requirements for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign projects:
Canvas/Image size = 11x14 inches, 150dpi.
Download the required image on the Software Classes Page
Week 14: April 29- May 3
The Magazine cover is due Tuesday. No late work will be accepted without a grade mark-down. Deadlines are everything in this industry!

Need some extra credit? Or make-up for an assignment? CLICK HERE, follow the directions, watch the video and produce a great portrait.
Week 13: April 22-26
Finish the Magazine Cover this week. You should have completed ACA video lessons through Project 5. Show me your screen with the quiz scores and completed projects that you completed while watching the ACA videos.

Check out this quick video:
Week 12: April 15-19
READ the assignment on the Software Classes page. Revisit the Photoshop Unit 3 videos and begin work on your magazine cover
Week 11: April 8-12    4th Quarter Starts
I have not seen any projects. Is anybody out there? Talk to me ASAP, please.
Week 10: April 1-5
Complete Project 5 - Mount Baker Commerical and show to Ms. Durkin
Week 9: March 25-29
S-P-R-I-N-G   B-R-E-A-K
Week 8: March 18-22
ALL CLASSES: Wednesday and Thursday demos: how to do photo touch-up. BEFORE the demonstration, Right-click on the photo of the woman and open up the file in Photoshop. Change the name of the file to: YourFullName.jpg.
Week 7: March 11-15
If you want, you can create an After Effects animation for the Azalea Festival projects. Just make certain to use the four colors.
Week 6: March 4-8
You should have completed and shown Project 4 - Mountain Outfitters Commercial to Ms. Durkin
Week 5: February 25- March 1
You should have completed and shown Project 3 - Company Slogan to Ms. Durkin
Week 4: February 19-22
Make certain to download the exercise files. Continue with the lessons. You should be working on Project 2 - Getting Started. Turn-in ALL work that you have produced.
Week 3: February 11-15
Make certain to download the exercise files. Continue with the lessons. Turn-in ALL work that you have produced.
Week 2: February 4-7
Watch the introduction and complete the Quiz 1 test before you
do the 1st Unit of lessons.

Proceed through the videos in Project 1 - and take Quiz 1 again.
Show me your screen with your quiz score.
Week 1: January 28 - February 1, 2019
This semester you will be learning how to efficiently and effectively use the Adobe software, After Effects.

You are responsible for your learning. You will be watching training videos made by the best in the business: ACA Test Prep by Brainbuffet Elite (or click on the red, circle, logo at the top of the page). From the videos you will create After Effects projects that will further cement your learning of this complex software.

There will also be other projects on this website that you should do - indicated by the "FOR A GRADE" symbol. There will be a final exam (taken from the ACA Practice Quiz questions) and a culminating project at the end of the semester.
ALL STUDENTS
You are going to save EVERYTHING that you create this semester in a portfolio. Sign up for an free account on Adobe Portfolio

Tutorial on how to build a site on Adobe Portfolio.
NEW STUDENTS
Watch the introduction and complete the Quiz 1 test before you
do the 1st Unit of lessons.

Proceed through the videos in Project 1 and take Quiz 1 again.
Show me your screen with your quiz score.
ALWAYS take the practice test BEFORE AND AFTER watching the videos- This strategy is PROVEN to help you remember the information!

When taking the test AFTER the exam, see
how you do without using any Hints!