Core Concepts of Adobe After Effects

Course Summary:

In this Core Concepts of After Effects training course, students will be introduced into the world of motion graphics and compositing.  Participants will explore solids, shapes and text layers and learn the basics of combining assets together to create compositions. They will explore the interface as well as learn how to incorporate the rest of the Adobe suite in our compositions.

Class Outline:

Session 1:

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. GETTING STARTED
  3. CREATING COMPOSITIONS
  4. BASICS OF ANIMATION
  5. ANIMATING WITH KEYFRAMES
  6. WORKING WITH TEXT LAYERS
  7. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

Session 2:

  1. REVIEW OF PREVIOUS LESSON
  2. USING SHAPE LAYERS
  3. COMPUND SHAPES
  4. ANIMATING MULTIPLE LAYERS
  5. AUDIO IN AFTER EFFECTS
  6. MATTES
  7. EXPORTING
  8. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

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Outcome: 

After this Foundational training session participants should be familiar with the standard post production workflow, understand how After Effects works, and the basics of animation.  Additionally students should understand how to composite several assets together and export them properly.

Contact for class

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  one hour lunch break.  Students are responsible for their own meals.

Who this class is for:

– Anyone interested in learning core concepts in animation and compositing. This class is geared towards novices to visual effects and motion graphics, as well as professionals who may have used other visual effects software previously. – Additionally this class is recommended for professionals new to Adobe After Effects

Technical specifications:

A background in video production is recommended, however it is not required. – While Adobe 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..