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Adobe After Effects CC

Animation and Video Post-Production

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool for animation and video post-production. It can be used to create stand-alone videos and animations but is often more powerful when used in conjunction with other programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, or Premiere to add special effects and titles to web and video content.

This training will take you from the basics of After Effects such as understanding the workspace and basic animation techniques, all the way through to advanced animation techniques, motion tracking, and particle effects.

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    Animate text using 3D paths, echos, blurs & more.

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    Learn how to build 3D objects incorporating video clips.

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    Separate characters from backgrounds using green screens.

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    Create a movie title sequence.

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    No green screen? No problem! Rotoscoping's just as good.

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    Learn how to create 3D animations using 2D images.

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    Adjust the color of moving images (such as these waterfalls).

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Intro to After Effects

Topics

  • Creating Projects
  • Importing Footage
  • The After Effects Interface
  • Using the Project, Composition, and Timeline Panels
  • Creating Compositions
  • Animating with Basic Keyframes and Effects
  • Importing and Working with Illustrator Files
  • Basic Text Animations
  • Rendering for Broadcast and Web Output

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

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Section 2
Text, More Animation, Effects

Topics

  • Creating, Stylizing, and Animating text
  • Setting Animation Presets
  • Exporting Files for Use with Adobe Flash
  • Creating, Editing, and Animating Shapes
  • Working with Video Effects
Section 3
Working with Time and Depth

Topics

  • Creating Complex Animation with Multiple Layers
  • Masking Video
  • Using Time Remapping to Loop Audio Tracks
  • Importing and Animating Layered Photoshop Files
  • Track Mattes
  • Using Time Remapping to Retime Footage
  • Working in 3D Space
Section 4
Deforming and Polishing Video Footage

Topics

  • Deforming Footage with the Puppet Tool
  • Rotoscoping and Working with Mattes
  • Color Correcting
  • Sky Replacement
  • Removing Unwanted Footage Elements with the Clone Stamp

Section 5
After Effects' 3D Capabilities

Topics

  • Creating 3D Objects with Photoshop and After Effects
  • Working with and Animating After Effects' Cameras
  • Viewing Scenes from Multiple Angles
  • Blurring Multiple Layers with an Adjustment Layer
  • Using Lights in After Effects
Section 6
Finishing a Project

Topics

  • Stabilizing Shaky Video Footage
  • Tracking Motion with After Effects and Mocha
  • Creating Particle Systems
  • Advanced Rendering Options
  • Working with Pixel Aspect Ratio and NTSC Standards