Create the Introduction to Mad Men with After Effects

Adam Perlis, Creative Director

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3 Lessons (1h 50m)
    • 1. Mad Men Opening Credits

    • 2. Lecture 1

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    • 3. Lecture 2


Project Description

Create a TV show introduction

Lectures and Resources

  1. Project Overview

    Create a TV show introduction.

    Final deliverable, upload the following to the Project Gallery:

    Create your own TV show or Movie Introduction. This project can be as long or as short as you want. The only thing you must put in is an Endtag for the show or movie you choose (this is the final frame that displays the show name). I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Be sure to post your Vimeo links in the Student Project section.

    Estimated Time to Complete Project: 2 weeks


    1. Choose the show you want work on.

    2. Start by drawing a storyboard of the animation.

    3. Use Photoshop, Illustrator or even After Effects to create any elements you might need

    4. Pick some music you might want to use.Start building each part of your storyboard.

    5. Compile all the pieces together in one final composition, add your music file.

    6. Export, Compress as MP4, upload to Vimeo and post the project in the Student Projects section.

  2. TV or Movie Title Sequence

    Share your progress in your project section to get feedback from other students

Additional Resources

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