Learn to produce and edit quality video effects
After Effects Getting Started is a 2 day training course which covers all of the basic skills needed to get up and running with Adobe After Effects. The course is run at our centre on the dates listed or is available to be taught at your own location.
During the course you will learn to work with layers in After Effects, understand keyframing, control animations, work transparency, and better understand rendering and output. By the end of the class you will be able to competently edit your video content using After Effects and applying best practice techniques taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor.
The After Effects Getting Started course covers all the basic skills needed in the post production of professional quality video content.
After Effects Getting Started - Course Topics
After Effects user interface and animation
- What is a project file and what is in it?
- Tools and Panels
- Creating a Composition
- Importing Media into a Project
- Adding layers to a composition
- Navigating the timeline
- Transform properties of layers
- Keyframing layer properties
- RAM preview
- In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
- Graph Editor
- Motion Sketch/Smoother
- Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
- Roving Keyframes
- Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool
- Sequence Layers
- Looping Footage
- Image Sequences
- Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
- Blending Modes
- Effects & Solids
- Blending Modes
- Layer Styles
- Masking with the Pen Tool
- Track Mattes
- Effects and Presets Panels
- Applying Effects to layers
- Modifying Effects using the Effects Control Panel
- Animating Effects
- Changing order of Effects
- Using Adjustment Layers
The Text tool
- Using the text tool
- Animating text
- Text animation presets
- How After Effects puts it all together
- Exporting files
- Add to Render Queue
- Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue
Who should attend this course
This course is aimed at people looking to professionally edit and manipulate video files, adding post production effects to a high standard.
You should be comfortable using a computer for example to copy and paste or open files and applications, and an understanding of common video terminology is an advantage.