The New Flash production workflow is quickly following the path of traditional Film and Motion Graphics production. With new video, filter-effects, and animation techniques the Flash landscape has rapidly evolved from solely an animation and application development tool to a Hollywood style video and motion graphics production tool. For many Flash designers that means learning new mediums and techniques to keep up with these changes. With connection speeds getting faster and faster the need for designers to develop a broader production knowledgebase has become essential. This new knowledgebase now includes video and film techniques, as well as a high level of motion graphics and 3D knowledge. The day-to-day activities for the Flash Designer now often include creating Film style effects and motion techniques. Until recently, Film quality effects were not possible in the Flash world but with the latest versions of Flash and the continued expansion of high-end video features this quality is easier to achieve than ever before.
This session is designed to be both inspirational and informative with examples of Flash and traditional film production being shown. This workflow includes selecting the correct equipment, shooting on location, referencing your video in Flash while keeping a high level of quality, and creating film style effects and motion graphics within Flash.
This session will touch on the following topics:
Compositing techniques in Flash and After Effects
Incorporating 3D Animation
Shooting Quality Video
High Definition Video
Digital Video Production
Film Equipment and Budgets
Finding the Correct Location for Filming
Traditional Film and Motion Graphics Techniques