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Adobe After Effects: New User

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Course Objectives

This course is designed for people who wish to work with video to add effects and bring vision to life.

On this course you will become familiar with the After Effects interface learning to be able to create compelling and inspiring animations. You will be able to apply effects by working with Layers, Masks and Mattes. You will work with colour effectively and be able to export files to different platforms such as the Web, external media or even for full motion broadcasting for video for television.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

After Effects User Interface and Animation

  • What is a project file and what is in it?
  • Project - Composition -Timeline - Tools Panels
  • Workspaces - changing and reseting
  • Introduction to alphas - mattes - keys and masks
  • Colour depth - Channels & Transparency
  • Wrappers and Codecs
  • Resetting Preferences

Basic Animation

  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing
  • Composition, Layer and Project shortcuts
  • Snapping
  • Timecode / Timeline

Intermediate Animation

  • In depth Keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Different types of Keyframes
  • Easing in and out
  • Auto-Orient / Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool
  • Navigation shortcuts and comp settings
  • Detail preserving upscale

Layer Control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Slip Tool
  • Ripple edits
  • Sequence Layers
  • Timeline Switches
  • Image Sequences
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids with Blending Modes
  • Effects & Presets Panel
  • Motion Blur settings Lift - extract and trim work area

Transparency

  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool

Type and Titles

  • CreatingText
  • Understanding the order of effects
  • Text transform & multiple animators
  • Using, editing and saving text presets

Nesting

  • Why pre-comp
  • Editing & navigating pre-comps
  • Locking panels

Motion Tracking and Stabilizing

  • Stabilize Motion and Reframing
  • Motion Tracking and Problem Solving
  • Corner Pin & CC Power Pin

Introduction to 3D

  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • 3D Layers
  • Camera tools

Render Order

  • Render Queue
  • Multiple renders and outputs
  • Duplicating renders for overwriting

Booking

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Upcoming Courses

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