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Adobe After Effects

Length: 2 Days    Cost: $875 + GST    Version: After Effects

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About this Course

This course introduces new users to motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. This two-day course will get you started using Adobe After Effects powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual and audio effects.

Please note you will need to bring your own Creative Cloud login



Prerequisites

Prior experience with Photoshop and a video editing application such as Premiere Pro is recommended. A log-in will be required for Creative Cloud

At Course Completion

  • Digital video basics
  • Digital media management
  • Layers and compositing
  • Key frames and motion paths
  • Working with and animating text
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Rendering and exporting projects

Please note: if you are on version CC bringing your own creative cloud login is a requirement

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Digital video basics.

  • Understanding analogue versus digital.
  • Clarifying frame rate and resolution.
  • Understanding storage space.
  • Knowing your system requirements.
  • Defining motion graphics.

Lesson 2: After Effects user interface.

  • Creating a project.
  • Using the After Effects panel system.
  • Organising the project window.
  • Using the Composition window.
  • Using the Timeline window.
  • Ram Preview vs. Standard preview.

Lesson 3: Media management.

  • Importing media files.
  • Importing Photoshop & Illustrator files.
  • Previewing footage. Previewing stills and video.
  • Previewing audio.
  • Trimming a video clip.
  • Using the interpret footage dialog box.
  • Looping an audio or video file.

Lesson 4: Layers.

  • Getting to know layers and their options.
  • Creating a layer solid.
  • Understanding the layer switches.
  • Using time stretch and frame blending.
  • Nesting compositions/layers
  • Using precomps.

Lesson 5: Keyframes.

  • Animating layer properties.
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition.
  • Understanding motion paths.
  • Working with layer blending.
  • Controlling the speed of animations.
  • Learning the easing principles.

Lesson 6: Adding text to your project.

  • Creating text.
  • Using the Character and Paragraph palette.
  • Animating text with keyframes.
  • Animating text using presets.
  • Using Bridge with After Effects.

Lesson 7: Using Masks and alpha channels.

  • Masking. Animating masks.
  • Working with alpha channels.
  • Track matte.

Lesson 8: Effect basics.

  • Animating effects.

Lesson 9: 3D in After Effects.

  • 3D capabilities and limitations.
  • Creating 3D layers.
  • Using multiple viewports.
  • Understanding 3D transform.
  • Animating 3D layers.
  • Creating and using lights.

Lesson 10: Rendering and exporting.

  • Rendering to various formats.
  • Understanding the render queue.
  • Adjusting render settings.
  • Duplicating jobs in the render queue.
  • Creating render templates.
  • Exporting a project file.
  • Rendering an individual frame.

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