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A PAVED Arts At Home – Online Distance Workshop:

Introduction to AfterEffects: How to make a Found Footage Music Video w/ Stephanie Kuse
Tuesday, June 9th, at 7pm

FREE to everyone in the community

In this introductory workshop video, artist Stephanie Kuse will cover the basics of Adobe AfterEffects with the goal of providing attendees with the foundation to create a found footage music video.

Topics that will be addressed will include:
-Opening a new project and setting up a composition
-Importing and organizing source files
-Navigating the workspace
-Using adjustment, shape, solid, text and content aware fill layers
-Tips to help develop an efficient workflow
-Blend modes
-Creating masks
-Keyframes and basic animation
-How to create a seamless loop
-Time remapping and time-stretching
-Exporting a finished video
-And more!

Stephanie Kuse is a video artist who works with digitally manipulated video footage of natural textures to create painterly abstract video art. She uses video editing software to amplify and distort details pulled from patterns and textures found in nature to produce vibrant synthetic compositions that maintain the organic energy and movement derived from the source material. The resulting work is gentle and soft with occasional digital grit.

Stephanie has worked collaboratively with musicians, audio artists and arts based organizations in a visual capacity since 2013. Since incorporating video art into her practice in 2016 she has produced interactive audio/video installations, created projections for music videos and theatre productions and performed live projections on several tours throughout Canada in addition to a tour of Germany in the fall of 2019. Her work can be viewed at and on instagram, @sckuse.

No experience necessary! Participants will need a personal computer (laptop, tablet, and desktop are all fine, access to the internet, and either a subscription or trial version of Adobe AfterEffects.

To register for this workshop, email


Members: FREE

Non-Members: FREE


The PAVED Arts Gallery and Production Centre is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19, and PAVED Arts staff are working remotely. In the meantime, PAVED Arts At Home free-for-everyone programming is our response to these current events, as a way to stay connected, support artists, and bring our community closer together, virtually.