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After Effects Jumpstart: zero to HERO

Description

zero to After Effects HERO in just 5 days!

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. The later part of this After Effects course you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

Prerequisites

A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.

Skills

On this course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You’ll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes. In addition, you’ll also learn about type, use color effectively and to export files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, color keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilization and tracking.


  • Course content

    After Effects User Interface and Animation

    • what’s a project file & what’s in it?
    • tools & panels
    • workspaces

    Basic Animation

    • transform properties of layers
    • keyframing: making element move
    • importing Photoshop & Illustrator files

    Intermediate Animation

    • in depth Keyframe manipulation & interpolation
    • graph editor
    • Motion Sketch/Smoother
    • Auto-Orient/Motion
    • blur
    • roving
    • Keyframes,
    • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool
    • panning a large graphic: technique
    • hold Keyframes

    Layer Control

    • keyboard shortcuts
    • quality
    • SlipTool,
    • sequence layers
    • Solo Switches
    • looping footage
    • image sequences
    • Frame Rate vs. Time Stretch
    • blending Modes
    • effects & Solids with Blending Modes
    • effects & Presets Panel
    • adjustment layers

    Transparency

    • Masks
    • Shape
    • Feather
    • Expansion
    • Masking with the Pen Tool
    • Bezier curves,
    • Mask Shape Interpolation
    • Mask modes,
    • Mattes and Stencils
    • Mask shapes
    • Type and Titles*
    • simple Rules of Titling
    • basic text
    • text animators/range selectors
    • Randomising
    • applying & saving text animation presets
    • per character animators

    Nesting

    • precomps
    • editing Precomps,
    • locking panels
    • render Order
    • how After Effects put it all together

    Exporting Files

    • render Queue
    • export As/Same Frame As
    • pre-render

    Keyframes

    • 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 & behaviour presets

    Keying

    • using Keylight

    Time and Tracking

    • time Remapping
    • time Games
    • on Stable Ground
    • motion tracking
    • time warp

    Expressions

    • 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 pulldown
    • luminance & IRE issues
    • working with D1/DV NTSC
    • working with widescreen
    • pre-rendering & proxies
    • advanced ‘Rendering-Render Farm Concept’
    • what’s Your Preference?
    • The ‘Secret Preferences’

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