Online instructor-led training

After Effects Intro

Nov 3-17,
12:00PM-7:00PM

Sundays

About the event

Course Details

Description:

Are you ready to create gorgeous visual effects and motion graphics that separate your work from the pack? In our (3) 6-hour day (18 hr) Adobe After Effects Intro class, students will learn to create impressive, dynamic motion graphic designs for video, film, web, presentations, and elearning material.

Prerequisites:

This class is appropriate for novice to intermediate level users. Experience with Photoshop or attendance of our Photoshop class is recommended in order to get the most out of this class. We also recommend that you have the software installed before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • About the After Effects work area
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • About layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • About the Tools panel
  • About timecode and duration
  • About the Timeline panel
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying and controlling effects
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Typekit
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • About parent and child layers
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • About text animator groups
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition
  • Animating layers to match audio
  • Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • About solid-color layers
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Supported audio file formats
  • Editing audio files in Adobe Audition
  • Preparing layered Photoshop files
  • About Photoshop layer styles
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • About expressions
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • About track mattes and traveling mattes
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • About masks
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • About mask modes
  • Creating a Bezier mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Zooming and panning by touch
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Tips for creating masks
  • Trimming the work area
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Squash and stretch
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation
  • Extra Credit: Act it out with Adobe Character Animator
  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Editing Adobe Premiere Pro clips with After Effects
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
  • Extra credit: Tracking faces
  • Previewing your project on a video monitor
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse 3
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Extra credit: Cloning an object in a scene
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Creating an image slider
  • Fading a background image
  • Adding text properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Exporting the template
  • Extra credit: Using a Motion Graphics template in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Finishing the project
  • Save multiple takes in Cinema 4D
  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Repairing rolling shutter distortions
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
  • Previewing the composition
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Bicubic scaling
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Removing motion blur
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Moving and resizing the track points
  • Checking for drift
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • mocha for After Effects
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Understanding Particle Systems II properties
  • About high dynamic range (HDR) footage
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • About compression
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Preparing movies for mobile devices
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Preparing a movie for broadcast output

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Instructor

Christine Marsh

With over two decades of experience as a producer, director, editor, animator, marketing consultant, designer, and digital media trainer, Christine is a creative professional who has worked with clients such as Johns Hopkins University, Voice of America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has taught a wide range of classes and custom training sessions for colleges, professional development centers, and private clients on topics such as graphic design, web design and development, 508 compliance, marketing, interactive media, video editing, animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling & animation, virtual/augmented reality, pre-production skills, and video production techniques, i.e. cinematography, directing and producing.

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