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After Effects Level 2

Skill Level 2

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

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Take your After Effects skills to the next level in this hands-on class. After Effects is the standard for motion graphics and compositions in the TV and film industry. This course will cover many intermediate and advanced techniques including: working in a 3D workspace, 3D camera tracking, rotoscoping, color correction, particle systems and more.

who should take this class?

Video, animation and graphics professionals who want to learn intermediate and advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC.

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Using the Rotobrush Tool
  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
Performing Color Correction
  • Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing the background
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
  • Motion tracking
  • Color grading
Using the 3D features
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Adding a text layer
  • Repositioning layers
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
  • Repairing rolling shutter distortions
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text
  • Locking a layer to a plane
  • Animating text
  • Adjusting camera's depth of field
  • Rendering the composition
Advanced Editing Techniques
  • Using Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Bicubic scaling
  • Single point motion tracking
  • Checking for drift
  • Multipoint tracking
  • Using mocha for After Effects
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Particle systems
  • High dynamic range (HDR) footage
Rendering and Output
  • About compression
  • Creating templates for the render queue
  • Exporting
  • Preparing movies for mobile devices
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Preparing a movie for broadcast output

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This is a "Level 2" class

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.


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