Motion Graphics seminar (in collaboration with UCSD Extension) Michael Trigilio | email: |


CLASS TIMES: Tuesdays at UCSD Extension; Thursdays 6:30 - 9:20pm in MANDE 106.

Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:00 - 1:50pm and Thursday 3pm - 3:50pm at VAF studio 511
If you intend to visiting during office-hours, please send me an email to confirm.

N.B. I WILL NOT BE REVIEWING PETITIONS DURING THESE OFFICE HOURS. These office hours are for course/career/research matters only.

About the course:
Motion graphics and visual-effects are powerful tools for experimentation and visualization in media works. This class, a one-of-a-kind collaboration with UCSD Extension, will offer students a hands-on class in After Effects where they will be taught the basic workflow and techniques of motion-graphics. Students will meet with Professor Trigilio to review and critique their motion-graphics works and to explore the conceptual & narrative material made possible by working with motion-graphics tools. Though each student will author his/her own projects, students will be expected to work collaboratively when needed, supporting the production of their peers. The workload for this class will be considerable, and students will be responsible for following instructions, producing work, and participating in class readings & discussions at level commensurate with an Advanced Media Production course.

60% will be based on all exercises, work-in-progress, and projects (as developed, produced, and presented at CRITS 1-3 and in the final exhibition/screening).
40% will be based on class participation in discussions and critiques.

Students are expected to attend all of every class meeting. “Absence” is a word describing “the state of being away from a place.” If you are away-from-class, you will be considered absent (notwithstanding absence due to illness). If you are ill, you may miss class provided you present official documentation indicating your illness (a note from student health-services will suffice).

One absences = Lower final grade by one letter
Each additional absence = Lower final grade by an additional letter

Arriving to class late twice will be noted as an “absence.” Thus, arriving to class late four times will lower the final grade by one letter.

If you are too sick to attend class, you may miss class provided you present official documentation indicating your illness (a note from student health-services will suffice). If you miss more than two classes due to illness, I will apply the above grading policy and you should prepare to withdraw from the class. Appointments with doctors will not be excused if they are not urgent/immediate care matters (i.e. dentist appointments, etc.). Do not make doctor/work/legal appointments on Tues/Thurs from 6:30 - 9:20 pm.

Students will be active and engaged in participation, coursework, and attendance
Students will demonstrate professional use of the media center
Students will attend ALL class-sessions at UCSD Extension

Students will show creative and courageous responses to assignment prompts.
Students will actively resist cynicism and foster open-mindedness

What students can expect:
Presentation of challenging examples and techniques prepared to broaden your experience as an editor.
Respect and honest critical feedback
A passionate and engaged articulation of course material, free of cynicism or contempt.
Fair and honest grading of your participation, projects, and other classwork.






updated March 26, 2016