This class is for students who attended our After Effects in a Day class, and wish to upgrade to the 18-hour After Effects Level 1 course. Continue learning Adobe After Effects in this intermediate class, and discover even more of its powerful tools for animation and video post-production. Learn to use it to create stand-alone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and much more. As well as to create compelling video content for broadcast TV and web.
Flattening a layered file or individual layer on import
Importing a layered file with all its layers intact
Isolating the Feature & Presentation text using masks
Creating fade-ins & fade-outs
Adding automatic easing to slow down portions of the animation
Working with Numerous Layers
Cropping the layout & creating a grid in Photoshop
Scaling up each tile using a null object
Randomizing the order in which the photos animate in
Orchestrating the exit animation so the tiles fall down in diagonal groups
Vector Layouts & the Graph Editor
Using the Invert effect to swap black & white
Using the Graph Editor to customize easing speed
Animating vector shapes using the Trim Paths feature
More null objects: animating the three pay television content descriptors
Putting It All Together & Adding Audio
Sequencing multiple compositions
Animating like an editor: overlapping shots & using blending modes
Adding audio to a composition
Hard Ease Fashion Reveal
Setting Keyframe Velocity for fine-tuned ease control
Understanding basic motion paths
Sequencing the “stripes”
Adding a Drop Shadow effect
More Reveals from Different Directions
The benefits of a composition with modular parts
Creating three more reveals
More keyframe influence, animation sequencing, & drop shadows
Time Remapping to Match Audio
Best practice: adding audio to a nested composition
Time remapping the video to sync well with the audio
Globally adjusting audio volume to ideal levels
3D Lighting & the Wiggler
Randomizing with “The Wiggler”
More 3D Fun: Lights, Rotation, Motion!
More 3D rotation
Adjusting lighting settings to stylize light
Using 3D Cameras
Adding a camera layer
Viewing text with a 3D Camera
Rendering & Exporting Options
Rendering uncompressed files
Rendering a video with transparency
Creating a render template
Background Lighting & Cropping Square Videos
Adding 3D lighting to the background
Using the Wiggler panel to make the light fluctuate
Cropping the videos so they become square
Individually preparing the pre-comps so they can be used as cube sides
Constructing a Seamless 3D Object
Setting up a camera layer & its parent null object
Building a 3D cube made of six videos
Setting a 3D layer’s initial rotation using the Orientation property
The Unified Camera tool
Animating a 3D Object
Animating the cube as a whole: 3D rotation via null object
Animating a null object’s child layers separately
Casting Light & Shadow on 3D Objects
Lighting & shadows on 3D objects
Adding music & adjusting keyframe timing
Adding a lens flare effect to a solid & animating it
Learn to animate graphics, text and photos.
Create dynamic transitions and sync to music.
Create a movie title sequence.
Learn how to build 3D objects incorporating video clips.
Animate and edit real-world graphics.
Learn Motion Graphics & Animation
Learn to use After Effects to create professional animations, titles, 3D objects, and much more. Learn these skills with hands-on, step-by-step exercises in small classes led by a leading motion graphics instructor.
Be comfortable with the basics of After Effects. This class builds on our After Effects in a Day class, so you should have equivalent knowledge.
Do I need to bring anything to the class?
No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with After Effects installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.
Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?
Shorter courses such as this are already affordably priced and are not eligible for discounts.
This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.
Can I take this course online (remote learning)?
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
How does attending “live online” work?
Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Learn Real-World Design & Coding Skills
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Students learning graphic design & coding at Noble Desktop
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Since 1990 we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on an issue, we tweak the class to make it better. We’re the longest running independent training center for code and design in NYC.