Adobe After Effects CC

All courses are delivered by an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

Course materials will be sent to attendees 2 days prior to the course. 

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After Effects Intro - 2 days

£265

User interface and animation:

  • The After Effects screen

  • The After Effects workflow

  • Creating a composition

  • Importing media


Basic animation:

  • Adding layers to a composition

  • Working with a timeline

  • Transform properties of layers

  • Keyframing layer properties

  • RAM preview


Intermediate animation:

  • keyframe manipulation & interpolation

  • The Graph Editor

  • Motion Sketch and Smoother

  • Auto-orienting objects to paths

  • Motion blur

  • Roving keyframes

  • The Pan Behind tool


Layer control:

  • Trim-move-stack-split

  • Sequence layers

  • Looping footage

  • Image sequences

  • Changing playback speed with Frame Rate

  • Changing playback speed with Time Stretch

  • Applying blending modes

  • Effects and solids 

  • Layer styles

  • Masks


Transparency:

  • Opacity

  • Masks

  • Shape

  • Feather

  • Expansion

  • Masking with the Pen tool

  • Using a Track Matte


Effects:

  • The Effects and Presets panel

  • Applying effects to layers

  • Modifying effects

  • Animating effects

  • Changing the order of effects

  • Using Adjustment Layers


The text tool:

  • Using the Text tool

  • Animating text

  • Text animation presets and Adobe Bridge


Render order:

  • Exporting files

  • Adding to the Render Queue

  • Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder

After Effects Advanced - 2 days

£265

 

  • Animating text layers:

  • Animating text along a path

  • Animating individual characters

  • Range selectors

  • Advanced Range Selector features

  • The 'Wiggly Selector'


Nesting and dependancies:

  • Understanding Pre-comps

  • Editing pre-comps

  • Locking panels

  • Using Null objects


Animation and keyframes:

  • Different types of keyframe

  • Velocity

  • Keyframe shortcuts

  • Keyframe graph editor

  • Proportional adjustment

  • Snapping to keyframes

  • Keyframe Assistants

  • Adding an 'Easy Ease'

  • Time reverse keyframes

  • Animation and behaviour presets

  • Keyframe Interpolation

Masks and shapes:

  • Creating masks

  • Importing masks from Illustrator

  • Animating masks

  • Shape layers

  • Shape layer modifiers

  • Repeater


Path animation:

  • Animating along a vector path

  • Auto orient to the path

  • Creating a path from an nomination path

  • Stroke a path

  • Scribble in a path

  • Other path effects


Generator effects:

  • Radio Waves

  • Particle Effects

  • More on effects:

  • Production bundle effects round-up

  • Compound effects

  • Keying:

  • Using Keylight

  • Using the Roto Brush

  • Time and tracking:

  • Time re-mapping

  • Time warp

  • Motion Tracking

  • Tracking faces

  • Perspective Corner pinning

  • 3D Camera Tracking

Working with 3D:

  • Understanding 3D

  • 3D Layers

  • The 3D Axis

  • Cameras

  • Lights

  • The Unified Camera tool

  • Integration with Cinema 4D

Adobe and NLE (non-linear editing) integration:

  • Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Integration with other non-linear editing systems

  • Working with Adobe Photoshop

  • Working with Adobe Illustrator

  • Project management:

  • Collecting files

  • Consolidating footage

  • Removing unused footage

  • Reducing the project

  • Advanced rendering - the 'Render Farm' concept