After Effects: Zero to HERO

This course is for people new to After Effects. This After Effects Training Course is for someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects.

Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. During the latter part of this After Effects course you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

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After Effects: Zero to HERO

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You will learn how to

  • Create 2D animations
  • Work with layers
  • Apply effects
  • Work with masks & mattes
  • Use color effectively
  • Understand keyframe complexity
  • Render queue
  • Track mattes
  • Use keyframe graphic editor
  • Work with expressions
  • Use compound effects
  • Motion stabilisation and tracking
  • Render order/pre-composing
  • Create 3D animation
  • Prepare for the Adobe ACA Exam

Who is this course for

A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This After Effects course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Before taking this After Effects course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.

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Course Outline

Project basics

  • User interface and workspaces
  • Setting up projects!
  • Importing media
  • Creating compositions

Working in 2D

  • Default transform properties of layers
  • Adding and manipulating Keyframes
  • Understanding Keyframe types and easing
  • Pre-composing multiple layers for better controll
  • Animating along paths
  • Motion tracking
  • Adding text and solid fills
  • Adding color effects and adjustment layers
  • Using the shape and pen tool
  • Creating and animating masks
  • Understanding blend modes
  • Controlling the speed, direction and duration of animation
  • Using image sequences

Working in 3D

  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple views!Building 3D scenes
  • Adding camera
  • Text in 3D
  • Parenting
  • Controlling 3D object and camera movement

Beyond The Basics

  • Adding custom easing
  • Advanced time remapping
  • Scene blur
  • Frame blending

Combine Effects

  • Compositing 3D objects and 2D footage
  • 3D lights
  • Creating shadow effects in 3D
  • 3D camera tracking
  • Green screen and rotoscoping

Working with Shapes & Vectors

  • Generating strokes
  • Adding and animating layer styles
  • Animating outlines
  • Advanced type animation
  • Animating Masks

External Controls

  • Animating characters
  • Advanced null control
  • Using sound to control layer properties

Re-creating Common Effects

  • Jittery text
  • Double exposure
  • Kinetic typography
  • Slick object transitions
  • Sequential compositions

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