Adobe After Effects – Composites, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and more

Presenter Jon Merrifield will begin by showing before and after examples of composites, visual effects, motion graphics and beauty work, all done in After Effects. Then he will move onto a overview and summary of the tools inside Adobe After Effects, followed by a panel and layout exploration, explaining how the tools function and some good fundamentals to consider as a start to learning the tool. Then he will open the composites and show how some of the work displayed in the previous before and after examples were accomplished.

About the Presenter

Jon Merrifield is an award winning Visual Effects, Finish and Beauty Artist. In his 30 year career he has worked on over a thousand commercials including many Super Bowl spots, over one hundred music videos including MTV’s Music Video of The Year in 2002 and a plethora of established artists from Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Ludacris to Madonna and Natalie Merchant, as well as many feature films and television shows as VFX Designer including INNOCENCE released in 2014 and the X-Files from the late 1990’s.

Mr. Merrifield currently holds the VFX Supervisor position at the VFX/Finish boutique Peli Studio based in Austin and is connected globally. He is also one of the instructors at The Austin School of Film and is a Video Producer and Motion Graphics Designer in the Creative Services Division at the Texas Department of Transportation.

Date: Friday March 13, 2015
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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