Teaching, Training & Workshops

Alongside running my business and working on client projects, I occassionally teach or run workshops and training about animation. I mostly teach Adobe After Effects but cover other topics and software too.

Mair Perkins Rigging Unique Illustrative Style Characters After Effects World conference in Seattle USA

2019: Adobe After Effects World Conference

I delivered 75 minute talks on the following topics at a conference for professional motion designers.

  • Rigging Unique Illustrative characters
  • Motion Paintings and Illustrations
  • Rigging Non-Human characters
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2016 – Present: Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby

I occasionally teach at the University of Derby in the visual Communication department. These are the topics I have covered.

1st Year Students

    • Introduction to After Effects
    • Introduction to Photoshop
    • Digital Painting in Photoshop
    • Animating in Photoshop
    • The Principles of Animation

2nd Year Students

    • Character Rigging and Animation in After Effects
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2015 – 2018: Creative Studios Derby

I occasionally taught a one day introduction to After Effects Workshop to classes of 1 to 6 people at Creative Studios Derby

2015: QUAD Digital Workshop

I ran a one day training workshop in After Effects to equip local fine artists with digital moving image skills to apply to their art projects.

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If you are interested in an animation or illustration software training session with Mair please fill out this contact form. Please be aware that Mair may not be able to accommodate all requests and they will be considered on a case by case basis.

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