Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Hey guys,

I have some freelance with Hale Center Theatre if your interested. Email me.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thanks everyone!

I am off to work on my Masters and teach at the U. I am now also teaching a rigging class there. Feel free to email me at ericmatthewallen hotmail com. I plan on coming back to teach at UVU when things settle down again. Thanks for all the good times and keep me updated on how your careers are going!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Assignment #5 Final INFO

Wednesday is the Final turn in for Assignment 5. Please have your assignments ready to watch at the start of class. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER CLASS.

Great job on your final projects. They are looking great. If you do not have a grade for the rough, please email me with your link so you can have some changes to work on for the final.

And there is this...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Class tomorrow

Please make it to the class/lab tomorrow. It will be valuable time to work together on your projects.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Horrible internet

It took me a few hours to look through your projects because of crazy slow internet here. If you did not get a response, let me know. You should have turned in 5 frames animated in a 30 sec video. Narration and music should have been added. If you are missing any of these add them, upload it and email me and keep moving towards the rough. Good work everyone.

Remember to make the video private with the agreed password.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Assignment #5 (Final Project)

You should now have an email that contains all that you need to get started with assignment #5. Email me if you did not receive this or if you have any questions.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Here are a couple tutorials for those creating a 3D scene...

And here is one that goes over how to split apart an image in AE and lights and shadows.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Assignment 4 Ref

Something like this would also count for assignment 4...

This company makes plugins for vfx in AE. I imagine most all of the visual effects done in this were done in AE.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Assignment 3 - Animated Logo

Now, with the next the syllabus. I want a 10 - 15 (not 20) second animated logo. I don't want something simple for this. Find a few intros and get some ideas. Here is some good reference.

Also, look up the intro to your favorite shows. I want something more like the revolution or once upon a time intros, not the lost intro. For Tuesday, have some links to some example logos you want to base your logo animation after. The Style Frames are due on the 15th so you have a little time to really hone in an idea for this one. Please use this time wisely to brainstorm a great idea.  I will not be In class Thursday (the 3rd) or Tuesday (the 8th). I will give you a tutorial on tuesday that I want you to watch in place of class that will go over the specifics of what is required for the Style Frames. Please treat these like lab days and really make this logo stand by itself in coolness!

Revolution Intro... from 0:29 - 0:35

Once upon a time intro...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

AVC meeting announcement...

The Art and Visual Communications Graphic Design Area will be having a meeting for all Graphic Design students on Thursday, October 13th, from  12:00PM - 12:50PM in CS 404.

We will be going over: 

  • AVC Graphic Design Blog
  • BFA Degree Program Applications, Letter of Intent, and Portfolio
  • Available Jobs and Internships
  • Q&A

Friday, January 31, 2014

Assignment 2 tutorials

Here is a reminder of what we went over in class...

and here is another one that goes over masks...

and here is more information on mask reveals. This is how you can make a font look like it is writing itself.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Video Download Helper Tutorial

- Download VideoDownloadHelper (for student project audio aquisition)
- Once installed, navigate to desired content.
- Click on the animated icon.
- Select Media.
- Select the mp4 of your choice. (usually it says "medium")

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

VIP tour

We have a VIP tour coming through our offices (at work) that I need to be a part of. I may be a little late to class (11 to 11:15 ish is my guess). Please have your roughs ready on your blog at the beginning of class. I will get there as soon as I can.

In the mean time, search "circle vs square" in vimeo and think of ways to make your project even better.