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After Effects 3 Days | 21 hours | $1099 PLUS TAX

This three-day course is for anyone who wants to create compelling motion graphics and awesome visual effects. Industry experts demonstrate professional workflows and provide hands on instruction with practical exercises designed to educate and inspire you. Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. 

Understanding Motion Graphics

  • » Defining mograph
  • » Digital video basics
  • » Understanding video formats
  • » Frame rates and resolution

The interface

  • » Menus
  • » Projects
  • » Panels
  • » Workspaces

Media Management

  • » Importing media
  • » Organizing your Project panel
  • » Previewing Audio
  • » Working with Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • » Interpreting media

Creating Animation

  • » Creating compositions
  • » Working with Layers
  • » Using Parenting to write Ae scriptsAnimation
  • » Animating properties
  • » Blur and Blending
  • » Layer styles
  • » Nesting and Precomposing

Masks Mattes and Keys

  • » What are Masks?
  • » Creating and working with Shapes
  • » Track Mattes
  • » Chroma/Luma Keys

Working with Text

  • » Creating text
  • » Formatting
  • » Animating
  • » Creating animation presets
  • » Creating custom text animators

Working with Audio

  • » Adding audio
  • » How to preview audio
  • » Audio metadata
  • » Audio effects
  • » Audio composition markers

Working in 3D

  • » RAM preview
  • » 3D Layers
  • » Material options
  • » Camera and lighting
  • » Adding depth of fi eld
  • » Ray traced rendering

Advanced Animation

  • » Animating eff ect properties
  • » Creating animation presets
  • » Controlling time
  • » Smoother/ Wiggler
  • » Interpolation
  • » Squash and Stretch
  • » The Graph editor

Tracking and stabilizing

  • » Tracker
  • » Mocha for Ae
  • » Warp Stabilizer
  • » 3D Camera solver

Using the Pick Whip to create AE scripts

  • » LoopOut, Random, Wiggle
  • » Installing scripts
  • » Ease and Whiz
  • Online:
  • Jan 05-07
  • Feb 15-17
  • Mar 21-23
  • Apr 26-28
  • May 17-19