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After Effects Essentials

Skill Level 1

$595 • two days (12 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

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Class Description

This training was very informative, fun and interesting. I learned new tricks and also learned better ways to implement tools I already know a little bit about. The training environment is extremely comfortable and makes me pine for a better work space at home. Thanks!
A student

After Effects CC lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics with more power than ever before. Extend your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options. Get into motion graphics—come learn what After Effects CC can do!

who should take this class?

Video, animation, and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC. Basic computer skills, as usual, are required.

Note about prerequisites: Some familiarity with Adobe products, or video and design softwares is helpful for this class.

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

The After Effects Workflow
  • Overview of panels
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Previewing your work
  • Customizing workspaces
Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
  • Transform Properties
  • Creating keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation: auto, continuous, and bezier interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Temporal and spatial Interpolation
  • Position vs. Anchor Point path
  • Roving in time for spatial properties
Animating Text
  • Creating and formatting point text vs. paragraph text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Text on a path
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Using a text animator
  • Adding properties
  • Adding a range selector
  • Using a text animator group
Working with Shape Layers
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Default properties of shape layers
  • Add properties
  • Creating Groups
  • Stack your shapes & properties
Advanced Animation
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Solid color layers
  • Adjustment Layers
Masks and Advanced Layer Interaction
  • Mask Tools
  • Track Mattes
  • Preserve Underlying Transparency
  • Blend Modes
Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
  • Puppet Tools
  • Advance and Bend puppet tool
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Animating pin positions
Motion Tracking
  • The Motion Tracking Panel
  • Track Motion
  • Stabilize Motion
  • Track Camera
  • Adding track points to your composition
  • Parenting corner pins to tracking data
Rendering and Output
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
Other Resources and Tools
  • External Plug-Ins
  • Where to Learn More

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This is a "Level 1" class

Level 1: For students new to the software or skill being taught, or with broad gaps in knowledge, but familiar with the concepts under discussion

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

To register for After Effects Essentials,
see prerequisites above, then select starting date below. Note that we regularly add more classes to our schedule.

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