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 London 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
Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience. With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.
Reasons to choose Highlander for your After Effects training
- A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
- High quality instruction - All of our instructors are Adobe Certified Instructors.
- We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
- Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.
What you get on a Highlander Course
Start and finish times
Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.
Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our London centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.
If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.
Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets. There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.
There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen". Both our centres are in areas which offer a wide range of options for lunch.
In London we are located on Upper Street in Islington which is one of London's more popular locations for eating out, offering everything from popular cafe's and burger & pizza bars through to a wide range of restaurants. In addition we also have an in-house cafe in the building should you not wish to venture further.
In York we are located on the well known Bishy Road, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".
Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.
All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.
Certificate of Completion
All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.
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.