After Effects Introduction

2 Days

Description

Learn to use this comprehensive software tool to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. This is the entry-level of our After Effects classes, and this two-day course will get you started using Adobe After Effects powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual and audio effects. Our classes are led by experienced motion graphics professionals who have backgrounds with broadcast, film, and online media production.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

Digital Video basics in Adobe After Effects
  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • Storage space and system requirements
  • Defining motion Graphics
Using the After Effects Interface
  • Creating a project
  • Understanding the After Effects panel system
  • Organizing the Project Window
  • Understanding the Composition Window
  • Working in the Timeline Window
  • RAM Preview vs. Standard Preview
Media Management
  • Importing media files
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills and video
  • Previewing audio
  • Trimming a video clip
  • Using the Interpret Footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file
Using Layers in Adobe After Effects
  • Layer basics
  • Layer options
  • Creating a layer solid
  • Understanding the layer switches
  • Time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using precomps
Using keyframes in Adobe After Effects
  • Animation of layer properties using keyframes
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition
  • Understanding motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Controlling the speed of animations
  • Easing principles
Using text in Adobe After Effects
  • Creating text
  • Character palette
  • Paragraph palette
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Animating text using presets
  • Using Bridge with After Effects
Masking and alpha channels in Adobe After Effects
  • Masking
  • Animating masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Track matte
Using Effects in Adobe After Effects
  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects
Introduction to 3D in After Effects
  • Exploring the 3D capabilities and limitations of After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Understanding 3D Transform properties
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights
Outputting in Adobe After Effects
  • Rendering from a composition to various formats
  • Understanding the Render Queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the Render Queue
  • Creating render templates
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

  • Although not required, most students will find a general graphics background and experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Premiere helpful.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Comments

Outlines may vary slightly depending on date of the class.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$795.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date