AFTER EFFECTS BOOTCAMP

Go from beginner to advanced user in 4 days with

After Effects Bootcamp

This 4 day training program brings together our beginners and advanced courses, providing you with a comprehensive course covering all the main areas of After Effects.

You will start out by learning about preparing your project through processes like storyboarding and scripting. You will then learn how to create content in After Effects, apply animations and work with keyframes, easing and more. As the course progresses you will learn to apply track mattes, work with masks, use precomps, work with null objects, create adjustment layers, use animation paths and lots more.

By the end of the After Effects Bootcamp you will have all the skills needed to use even the most complex features of After Effects and with a little practice you will be producing stunning visual graphics and motion effects.

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Stage One of the After Effects Bootcamp introduces you to the After Effects interface and gets you up and running with the basic tools found in Adobe After Effects. Topics covered include:

Stage 1 - After Effects Getting Started (2 days)

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

Basic animation

  • Adding layers to a composition
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM preview

Intermediate animation

  • In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool

Layer Control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence Layers
  • Looping Footage
  • Image Sequences
  • Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Styles
  • Masks

Transparency

  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Track Mattes

Effects

  • 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

Render Order

  • How After Effects puts it all together
  • Exporting files
  • Add to Render Queue
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue

Stage two of the Bootcamp covers more Advanced aspects of After Effects. The standard topics we cover are listed below.

Stage 2 - After Effects Advanced

Animating text layers

  • Animating text along a path
  • Text Animators
  • Animating individual characters
  • Range selectors
  • Advanced Range Selector features

Nesting and Dependancies

  • Precomps
  • Editing precomps
  • Locking panels
  • Using Null objects

Animation and Keyframes

  • Different types of Keyframe
  • Velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Proportional Adjustment
  • Snapping to keyframes
  • Keyframe Assistants
  • Easy Ease
  • Time revers Keyframes
  • Animation and behaviour presets
  • Keyframe Interpolation

Masks and Shapes

  • Creating masks
  • Importing masks from Illustrator
  • Animating masks
  • Shape layers
  • Shape layer modifiers
  • Repeater

Path Animation

  • Animating along a vector path
  • Auto orient to the path
  • Creating a path from an nomination path
  • Stroke a path
  • Scribble in a path
  • Other path effects

Effects

  • Radio Waves
  • Particle Effects
  • Compound effects

Keying

  • Using Keylight
  • Using the Roto Brush
  • Simple Wire Removal

Time and Tracking

  • Time re-mapping
  • Time warp
  • Motion Tracking
  • Tracking faces
  • Perspective Corner pinning
  • 3D Camera Tracking

Working with 3D

  • Understanding 3D
  • 3D Layers
  • The 3D Axis
  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • The Unified Camera tool
  • Integration with Cinema 4D

Using Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator

Project Management

  • Collect Files
  • Consolidate Footage
  • Remove Unused Footage
  • Reducing your project

Who should attend this course

This After Effects course is suitable for those who want to learn to use After Effects but have no previous experience. If you already have experience using Adobe After Effects then you might want to consider our Advanced After Effects Training Course instead.

Comments from delegates that attended Illustrator courses at Highlander

"Really helpful and clear, he always goes through things if you haven't got it straight away and is very patient"
Designer, Marks and Spencer

"The centre was comfortable to work in, while the instructor was very clear and answered all our questions"
Creative Assistant, The Walt Disney Company

"Fantastic tutor, patient and fun. I've really enjoyed my course and I feel much more equipped to start working with illustrator. I think the size of the class was perfect and the pace of the course was also great."
Photographer and Publicity Assistant, Reliance Precision

"Very good, answered all my questions and was flexible enough to deviate from agenda to show me techniques or queries I had during the sessions."
Design Team Manager, Girl Guiding UK

"I enjoyed the fact that it is mostly practical and you're able to get hands on with the software. The instructor is very friendly and approachable which makes it easier to ask for help"
Marketing Administrator, Softbox

Stage One of the After Effects Bootcamp introduces you to the After Effects interface and gets you up and running with the basic tools found in Adobe After Effects. Topics covered include:

Stage 1 - After Effects Getting Started (2 days)

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

Basic animation

  • Adding layers to a composition
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM preview

Intermediate animation

  • In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool

Layer Control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence Layers
  • Looping Footage
  • Image Sequences
  • Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Styles
  • Masks

Transparency

  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Track Mattes

Effects

  • 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

Render Order

  • How After Effects puts it all together
  • Exporting files
  • Add to Render Queue
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue

Stage two of the Bootcamp covers more Advanced aspects of After Effects. The standard topics we cover are listed below.

Stage 2 - After Effects Advanced

Animating text layers

  • Animating text along a path
  • Text Animators
  • Animating individual characters
  • Range selectors
  • Advanced Range Selector features

Nesting and Dependancies

  • Precomps
  • Editing precomps
  • Locking panels
  • Using Null objects

Animation and Keyframes

  • Different types of Keyframe
  • Velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Proportional Adjustment
  • Snapping to keyframes
  • Keyframe Assistants
  • Easy Ease
  • Time revers Keyframes
  • Animation and behaviour presets
  • Keyframe Interpolation

Masks and Shapes

  • Creating masks
  • Importing masks from Illustrator
  • Animating masks
  • Shape layers
  • Shape layer modifiers
  • Repeater

Path Animation

  • Animating along a vector path
  • Auto orient to the path
  • Creating a path from an nomination path
  • Stroke a path
  • Scribble in a path
  • Other path effects

Effects

  • Radio Waves
  • Particle Effects
  • Compound effects

Keying

  • Using Keylight
  • Using the Roto Brush
  • Simple Wire Removal

Time and Tracking

  • Time re-mapping
  • Time warp
  • Motion Tracking
  • Tracking faces
  • Perspective Corner pinning
  • 3D Camera Tracking

Working with 3D

  • Understanding 3D
  • 3D Layers
  • The 3D Axis
  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • The Unified Camera tool
  • Integration with Cinema 4D

Using Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator

Project Management

  • Collect Files
  • Consolidate Footage
  • Remove Unused Footage
  • Reducing your project

Who should attend this course

This After Effects course is suitable for those who want to learn to use After Effects but have no previous experience. If you already have experience using Adobe After Effects then you might want to consider our Advanced After Effects Training Course instead.

Comments from delegates that attended Illustrator courses at Highlander

"Really helpful and clear, he always goes through things if you haven't got it straight away and is very patient"
Designer, Marks and Spencer

"The centre was comfortable to work in, while the instructor was very clear and answered all our questions"
Creative Assistant, The Walt Disney Company

"Fantastic tutor, patient and fun. I've really enjoyed my course and I feel much more equipped to start working with illustrator. I think the size of the class was perfect and the pace of the course was also great."
Photographer and Publicity Assistant, Reliance Precision

"Very good, answered all my questions and was flexible enough to deviate from agenda to show me techniques or queries I had during the sessions."
Design Team Manager, Girl Guiding UK

"I enjoyed the fact that it is mostly practical and you're able to get hands on with the software. The instructor is very friendly and approachable which makes it easier to ask for help"
Marketing Administrator, Softbox

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