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After Effects CC 2018 Fundamentals
3 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects. Topics include learning the interface, mastering the basics, working with masks, animating 2D Text, working with shape layers, dynamic workflows, motion graphics, 3D motion graphics and much more. This class is aimed at graphic and video professionals who need an essential understanding of video editing, motion editing and compositing.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe After Effects is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of After Effects.

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Lesson 1: Getting to Know After Effects

Launching After Effects, and creating new projects
Understanding and navigating the After Effects interface
Customizing settings, Preferences, and Workspaces
Importing and organizing footage
Creating Compositions
Working with Layers: The art of compositing
Understanding Layer types
Animating Layers with the Transform properties
Adding, editing, and animating effects
Understanding the Timeline and SMPTE timecode
Optimizing performance in After Effects
Previewing, rendering, and exporting a Composition

Lesson 2: After Effects Basics

Launching After Effects, and creating new projects
Understanding and navigating the After Effects interface
Customizing settings, Preferences, and Workspaces
Importing and organizing footage
Creating Compositions
Working with Layers: The art of compositing
Understanding Layer types
Animating Layers with the Transform properties
Adding, editing, and animating effects
Understanding the Timeline and SMPTE timecode
Optimizing performance in After Effects
Previewing, rendering, and exporting a Composition

Lesson 3: Working with Masks

Alpha channels, Masks, mattes, and keys - oh my!
Creating Masks with the vector Shape and Pen Tools
Creating Bezier Masks
Editing corner and smooth points
Feathering the edges of a Mask
Adding Solids to create light reflections
Applying Mask Modes and Blend Modes
Creating vignettes
Tips for creating masks

Lesson 4: Animating Simple 2D Text

Title design: Understanding Text layers
Using Typekit
Creating and formatting point and area Text
Using Text Animation Presets
Property animation and keyframe interpolation in the Graph Editor
Animating by Parenting
Converting and animating Photoshop text
Animating with Text Animator Groups
Animating Text on a path
Auto-orienting Layers on a motion path
Working with Timeline Switches and Modes
Maximizing Motion Blur options

Lesson 5: Working with Shape Layers

Creating Shape layers
Customizing Shapes
Shape properties and animators
Duplicating Shapes with Repeaters
Creating logo and text effects with Shapes
Advanced Shape Animation techniques

Lesson 6: After Effects Dynamic Workflows

Packaging, prepping, and importing Illustrator files
Working with Illustrator layers
Packaging, prepping, and importing Photoshop files
Managing Photoshop layers
Dynamic Link: Integrating After Effects and Premiere Pro Projects
MOGRT: Building Motion Graphics Templates in After Effects

Lesson 7: Real-World Motion Graphics

Fundamentals of animation physics
Bouncing, squashing/stretching, and more
Leveraging velocity and speed in the Graph Editor
Kinetic typography
Simple Expressions: looping, conditionals, randoms
Audio-powered animation with Expressions

Lesson 8: Motion Graphics for Broadcast and Social Media

Title/Action Safe Guides
Creating luma and alpha Track Mattes
Creating traveling mattes
Adding Lower Thirds
Animating opening titles and end credits
Batch rendering social media exports in the Adobe Media Encoder: YouTube, Instagram, and more

Lesson 9: 3D Motion Graphics

2D Text and Layers in 3D Space
Classic 3D, Ray-Traced 3D, and CINEMA 4D renderers
Extruding, shading, and animating 3D text
Applying Lights to 3D Layers
Leveraging multiple 3D views
Animating Light and shadow properties
After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite
Third-party After Effects plugin roulette

Lesson 10: BONUS: Advanced After Effects Exports

Wrappers vs Codecs
Lossless vs Lossy Codecs
Mezzanine Codecs
File formats for Visual Effects
File conversions for Raw Files
Working with Raw Video + Re-Indexing color
Working with and applying LUT files
Metadata tagging for Virtual Reality
Batching HFR Footage
Exporting Offline and Online Editorial

After Effects CC 2018 Advanced
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this advanced class you will learn the advanced features and techniques in Adobe After Effects. Topics include camera workflows, advanced compositing, keying techniques, stabilizing and tracking, rotoscoping, particle effects, color correction and grading, puppet tools distortion and much more.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed After Effects Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of After Effects.

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Lesson 1: Camera Workflows

After Effects Cameras: Not your Daddy’s DSLR
Creating Cameras and setting Camera properties
Camera cuts, rack focus, and other classic Camera moves
Animating Cameras on a path
Creating Flythroughs
Managing Cameras, Lights, and shadow
The power of Camera rigging
Camera power linking

Lesson 2: Advanced Compositing Techniques

Understanding A Over B
Blend Modes and Mask Modes
Pre-Rendering and other techniques
Render Order and Priorities
Optimizing Projects: Global vs Persistent Cache
Edges on Camera and the Real World

Lesson 3: Keying Techniques

Understanding blue and green screen chroma keys
Tips for shooting green screen footage
Using the Keylight effect
Procedural mattes for the lazy
Hi-con mattes
Key Cleaner for poorly-lit footage
Linear Keying effects
Third Party Keying Suites

Lesson 4: Stabilization and Tracking

About stabilization and tracking
Using the Warp Stabilizer VFX feature
Single-point and multi-point motion tracking
Motion tracking with Mocha planar data
Other tracking techniques
3D Camera tracking
Shadow catchers
Null objects

Lesson 5: The Art of Rotoscoping

About rotoscoping
Classic rotoscoping workflows
Using the Roto Brush Tool
Creating and refining Roto Brush segmentation boundaries
Using the Refine Edge Tool
Freezing and unfreezing Roto Brush data
Articulated Mattes
Refining Mattes: Feather, Track
The legacy Paint Tools: painting, cloning, and erasing
Roto like a Jedi: Hot core energy effects

Lesson 6: Particle Effects

About particle simulation
After Effects' particle generators
The Particle Playground effect
The CC Particle Systems II effect
Customizing particle properties
Additional particle effects and techniques
Popular third-party particle effects

Lesson 7: Color Correction and Color Grading

Enterprise-based color workflows
Histograms and Channels: Using the Lumetri scopes
Using the Lumetri Color Effect and the Lumetri Color panel
Adjusting levels and exposure
Adjusting color balance and saturation
Legalizing Luma/Color for Broadcast
Additional color correction options
Cinematic color grading

Lesson 8: BONUS: Puppet Tools Distortions

About the Puppet Tools
Adding Deform pins
Animating pin positions
Stiffening with the Starch Tool
Recording deformations
Acting it out with Adobe Character Animator

Lesson 9: BONUS: Advanced Color Options

Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Linear HDR Compositing: Lifelike
Linear LDR Compositing
Color Management and LUTs

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