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After Effects 201: Green Belt


Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered.


This course will help you master the concepts and features to the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphic professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have already have acquired skills and knowledge from the After Effects 101 training course.


What you will learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, Keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, color keying, track mattes, compound effects, motion stabilisation and tracking, render order/pre-composing, 3D animation.

  • Course content


    • different types of Keyframe
    • velocity
    • Keyframe shortcuts
    • Keyframe graph editor
    • Type, Draw & Paint*
    • all about alphas
    • working with Photoshop
    • dots
    • pixels & inches
    • working with Illustrator
    • plugging in Type

    The Matrix

    • ‘particle playground’

    More On Effects

    • production Bundle Effects Round-Up
    • compound Effects

    Animation Assistants

    • additional Assistants
    • motion Fun
    • express Yourself
    • animation and behaviour presets


    • Using Keylight

    Time and Tracking

    • time re-mapping
    • time games
    • motion Tracking
    • time warp


    • writing a simple expression
    • linking expressions to motion track

    Working with 3D

    • cameras
    • lights
    • 3D Layers

    NLE Integration

    • integration 101
    • integration with Nonlinear Editing Systems

    format Issues and Rendering

    • video Issues
    • playing the Field
    • 3:2 Pull-down
    • luminance and IRE Issues
    • Working with D1/DV NTSC
    • working with Widescreen
    • pre-rendering & Proxies
    • advanced ‘Rendering-Render Farm Concept’
    • what’s your preference?

Duration: 2 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £547.00

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