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Adobe After Effects Training Course - Beginner


Docklands Media

Summary

Price
£450 inc VAT
Study method
Classroom
Duration
2 Days, Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Location & dates

Location
Start date
End date
16/12/2019
17/12/2019

End date: 17/12/2019

Additional info: 10am - 4pm

Address
3 Laybourne House
Admirals Way
East London
London
E149UH

Overview

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe After Effects training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money.

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your After Effects course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this After Effects course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.

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Description

This course is designed to kickstart your career as a motion graphics artist in the film, TV or web field. With hands-on experience, you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe’s most powerful motion graphics software. Our expert motion graphic designers will bombard you with countless tips and tricks too.

Introduction to After Effects

  • Understanding the basics of motion graphics
  • Some useful terminology
  • Welcome screen
  • Tools and panels

Importing Assets

  • Working with layered files
  • Different file types
  • Creating compositions

Integration with Adobe’s Design Products

  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator
  • Importing AI/PS files and available options

Basic Animation Concepts

  • Layer transform properties
  • Timing and keyframing
  • Motion paths
  • Layer orientation

Working with Effects

  • Introduction to effects
  • Effect parameters
  • Re-ordering effects
  • Disabling effects

Working with Audio

  • Adding audio
  • Different formats
  • Previewing audio
  • Audio effects

Linking Different Layers

  • Parenting
  • Using the pick-whip
  • Pre-composing
  • Switches and modes

Working with Masks

  • Creating a simple mask
  • Custom shape tools
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Handles and bezier curves
  • Mask properties

Adjustment Layers

  • Creating and using Adjustment Layers
  • Advantages and limitations

Rotoscoping

  • Separating the foreground from the background
  • Animating masks
  • Using the Roto Brush Tool

Motion Tracking

  • Understanding how motion tracking works
  • Stabilising motion
  • Applying tracking data to another layer

Text Animation

  • Working with text layers
  • Animation presets
  • Using text animators
  • Range selectors

Animating Vector Files

  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Creating a mesh
  • Keyframing puppet pins

Exporting

  • Understanding the Render Queue and its properties
  • Different file formats
  • Codecs
  • Exporting for different platforms

Who is this course for?

Those who are just starting off their motion graphics journey. Even if you have some experience in using this application, you will certainly find this class useful as it will help you rid yourself from some of the bad habits you might have picked up over time.

Requirements

You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

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