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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

  • The Project, Composition and Timeline panels
  • Splitting Layers
  • Color Correction
  • RAM Preview
Fade-Ins & Working with Text

Topics

  • Creating Fade-In Effect
  • Adding and Animating Text
Rendering

Topics

  • The Render Queue
  • Using Masks to Create a Vignette

Upcoming Classes

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

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Section 2
Getting Started & Basic Effects

Topics

  • Intro to Non-Destructive Effects
  • More Color Correction
  • Block Dissolve
  • Transition Effects
Mask Paths & Effects

Topics

  • Mask Paths
  • Block Dissolve Tricks
Position Animation & Keyframes

Topics

  • Keyframe Animations
  • Sharing Transition Effects Between Layers
Text Effects & Animation

Topics

  • Adding Titles
  • Animating Text
  • Lens Flares
Compositing & Exporting

Topics

  • Pre-Composing Layers
  • Block Dissolve
  • Exporting the Project
Section 3
Animating Masks

Topics

  • Isolating a Segment of Video
  • Using Illustrator for Complex Paths
Enhancing Colors

Topics

  • Duplicating Layers
  • Hue/Saturation Effect
Mimicking Fancy Camera Work

Topics

  • Adding a Cross-Dissolve
  • Using Scale to Fake a Camera Zoom
Using a Preset to Animate Text

Topics

  • Adding Text
  • Adding a Drop Shadow
  • Styling the Text with an Animation Preset
Section 4
Animating a Simple Mask

Topics

  • Isolating a Segment of Video
  • Using Illustrator for Complex Paths
Layering and Copying Masks

Topics

  • Duplicating Layers
  • Hue/Saturation Effect
Using Layers

Topics

  • Colorizing Effects
  • Lens Flare
  • Adjustment Layers
Editing Adjustment Layers

Topics

  • Animating Mask Paths
  • Rendering

Section 5
Elliptical Masks & More 3D Text Animation

Topics

  • Elliptical Masks
  • 3D Object Motion Path
  • 3D Animation
Mask Paths & Effects

Topics

  • Mask Paths
  • Block Dissolve Tricks
  • Echo Effects
Z-Axis Text Animation & Motion Blur

Topics

  • More 3D Animation
  • Adding Motion Blur Effects
Section 6
3D Lighting and the Wiggler

Topics

  • 3D Lighting Effects
  • Randomizing with “The Wiggler”
More 3D Fun: Lights, Rotation, Motion!

Topics

  • 3D Rotation
  • Lighting Effects
  • Creating Shadows
3D Cameras and Null Objects

Topics

  • Adding a Camera Layer
  • Viewing Text with a 3D Camera
Rendering & Exporting Options

Topics

  • Rendering Uncompressed Files
  • Rendering a Video with Transparency
  • Creating a Render Template
  • Saving a RAM Preview
  • Exporting a SWF
  • Exporting Images