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After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to HERO
- 5 days Instructor-led
Who is this course for?
This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps 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 students 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. The later 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.
On this course you'll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You'll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes. In addition, you'll also learn about type, use color effectively and to export files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, color keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilization and tracking.
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system.
After Effects User Interface and Animation
What's a project file & what's in it?
Tools & panels
Transform properties of layers
Keyframing: making element move
Importing Photoshop & Illustrator files
In depth Keyframe manipulation & interpolation
Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool
Panning a large graphic: technique
Frame Rate vs. Time Stretch
Effects & Solids with Blending Modes
Effects & Presets Panel
Masking with the Pen Tool
Mask Shape Interpolation
Mattes and Stencils
Type and Titles
Simple Rules of Titling
Text animators/range selectors
Applying & saving text animation presets
Per character animator
How After Effects put it all together
Export As/Same Frame As
Different types of Keyframe
Keyframe graph editor
Type, Draw, Paint
All About Alphas
Working with Photoshop
Dots, pixels & Inches
Working with Illustrator
Plugging in Type
More On Effects
Production Bundle Effects Round-Up
Animation & behaviour presets
Time and Tracking
On Stable Ground
Writing a simple expression
Linking expressions to motion track
Working with 3D
Integration with Nonlinear Editing Systems
Format Issues and Rendering
Playing the field
Luminance & IRE issues
Working with D1/DV NTSC
Working with widescreen
Pre-rendering & proxies
Advanced 'Rendering-Render Farm Concept'
What’s Your Preference?
The 'Secret Preferences'
What you get
Fully air condition rooms with high-spec PCs
Networking opportunities with fellow delegates
"What do I get on the day?"
Refreshments served all day
High speed internet access
All course training materials
2 months post-course email support