This Authorised Adobe After Effects training course will show you how to make best use of this powerful software.

Adobe After Effects is recognised as the essential tool for motion graphics and visual effects. It offers a fast, flexible, affordable 2D and 3D compositing and animation toolset to help you develop your creative ideas with speed and control, and deliver high-quality results for film, video, multimedia, or the Web.

It allows you to create the type of sophisticated video effects previously only available to television graphic designers and film special FX producers.

The increasing use of sophisticated titles and effects in television, video and film has made After Effects a deservedly popular program among designer, editors and post-production houses. This course enables you to understand and use After Effects to import and manipulate both video footage and Photoshop or Illustrator files. The course covers layers, motion paths, animations, 3D compositions, audio and masks.

The course is instructor-led with the emphasis on practical exercises. These exercises will cover incorporating video with Photoshop and Illustrator graphics, video layering techniques, working with key frames, using filters for special effects and rendering your final project. You will also look at different rendering techniques and ways to optimise the finished production.

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This introductory 2 day Adobe After Effects training course is designed to allow those new to video post production techniques to become confident users of the software and get the most from it.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.30pm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. When you book a course with us you get the following:
  • Soft copy of the official Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments though out the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced After Effects instructor.

This training course does not have any prerequisites however it assumes that you have a basic understanding of Windows, including an ability to work with multiple windows and navigate the desktop, as well as having an understanding of computer file storage (i.e. drives, files and folders).

  • Overview of using Adobe After Effects
  • Setting up a new project
  • Setting Video preferences
  • Using the scrubbable hot text controls
  • Importing files from different sources –
  • Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator
  • Setting Still Images durations
  • Setting Frame Rate and Pixel Aspect Ratios
  • Managing footage and creating folders
  • Creating compositions
  • Adding compositions to the Timeline
  • Creating solid and adjustment layers
  • Working with layers
  • Switching video and audio on and off
  • The Time Graph
  • Trimming and overlapping layers
  • Working with In and Out points
  • Using markers
  • Working with the Transform properties
  • Using the Audio Waveform properties
  • Using the Audio Waveform effect
  • Using the Stereo Mixer
  • RAM previews and regions of interest
  • Working with masks, including drawing,
  • scaling and editing
  • Setting an effect point
  • Feathering mask edges
  • Adding effects – including Time and Echo
  • Saving an effect as a Favourite
  • Blending, distorting and perspective effects
  • Advanced effects, such as gradient wipe
  • Layer modes and frame blending
  • The motion blur
  • Using the Speed and Velocity graph – and temporal interpolation
  • Bezier curve interpolation
  • Using 3D in After Effects
  • Orientation and rotation of a 3D object
  • Moving Lights through 3D
  • Moving a camera view through 3D
  • Depth of field
  • Nesting layers and Parenting layers
  • Exporting to Quicktime and SWF
  • Understanding codecs for exporting
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This course is run by arrangement for private groups and 1-2-1 sessions.

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