Intermediate After Effects

Course Summary:

In the After Effects Intermediate training course, students will be introduced to more of the advanced effects available in After Effects including: mask options, clone stamp and brush tools, color correcting and keying.  In addition to these skills, students will learn how to work in 3d compositions using virtual cameras and lights to create evocative productions.  We will end this class using virtual lights and cameras to create fully articulate compositions.

Class Outline:

Session 1:

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. EXPLORING COMMON EFFECTS
  3. USING MASKS
  4. USING THE CLONE STAMP TOOL
  5. USING THE PUPPET TOOL
  6. BASICS OF COLOR CORRECTING IN AFTER EFFECTS
  7. COLOR KEYING (GREENSCREEN EFFECTS)
  8. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

Session 2:

  1. REVIEW OF PREVIOUS LESSON
  2. 3D LAYERS IN AFTER EFFECTS
  3. LIGHT LAYERS
  4. MATERIAL OPTIONS
  5. VIRTUAL CAMERAS
  6. NULL OBJECTS
  7. TRUE 3D VS 2.5D
  8. COLLAPSING TRANSFORMATIONS
  9. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

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Outcome: 

After this advanced training session participants should be comfortable with working in after effects with the standard workflow.  Additionally participants should understand how  masking and 3D layers can be combined to create realism in flat composites and basic virtual camera controls and movements.

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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 Core Concept level class or those who may work in visual effects and motion graphics. This class assumes basic knowledge of After Effects and the tools in the application. – Additionally this class is recommended for professionals who are familiar with After Effects.

Technical specifications:

Completion of the After Effects Foundational class is strongly recommended. – 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.