Advanced After Effects

Course Summary:

Adobe After Effects Advanced training is a high level training curriculum that explores the outer limits of whats possible in After Effects productions. We will cover how to track moving objects, or movement of assets in video layers, warp stabilization, 3D camera tracking, expressions, and tools available to extend our work with After Effects and beyond. by the end of class we will explore popular 3rd party tools to expand whats possible in After Effects.

Class Outline:

Session 1:

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. USING MOTION TRACKERS
  3. ADVANCED TRACKING IN MOCHA AE
  4. WARP STABILIZATION
  5. 3D CAMERA TRACKING
  6. CINEWARE, AN INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA4D
  7. SPEED RAMPING
  8. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

Session 2:

  1. REVIEW OF PREVIOUS LESSON
  2. ADVANCED EFFECTS
  3. WORKING WITH LARGE FILE SIZES
  4. EXPRESSIONS
  5. AE FOR PREMIERE PRO
  6. EXTENDING AFTER EFFECTS
  7. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
  8. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

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Outcome: 

After this Advanced training session participants should be very familiar with working in After Effects. Students should understand point tracking systems as well as principles of object removal and placement in scenes. In addition to tracking, participants should understand concepts in particle systems as well as best practices when working collaborative or with very large files. Lastly, students should be aware of industry standard practices and 3rd party tools, to help them create compelling compositions.

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Duration: 

This is the first day of 12 total hours of training delivered in two 6-hour sessions across two consecutive days with breaks every hour and a half and a hour lunch break.

Who this class is for:

This class is geared towards students have have participated in the Intermediate level class or those who work often in motion graphics or visual effects. This class assumes thorough knowledge of After Effects and the tools in the application.  In addition to this, it is recommended, though not required, that students have a fundamental knowledge of 3D application workflows.

Technical specifications:

Completion of the After Effects Intermediate class is strongly recommended. – While After Effects is available in both Windows and Mac environments, classes are usually taught within Mac OSX If you have any questions about your suitability for class please contact us.