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Delivery Method

  • Classroom
  • Price: $880.00

Course Overview

Introduces animation principles and image compositing on the desktop and the basic After Effects design environment.

After Effects is a powerful tool for compositing and creating 2D animation and special effects for film, video, multimedia and Web projects. You can create and generate high quality motion graphics at any resolution and is an ideal design tool for multimedia professionals and Web developers. You can create complex layered animation, Web-based movies and stunning special effects for broadcast, film, video, multimedia, and on-line production right from your desktop system.

Courseware includes the official Adobe Class in a Book.

Duration

2 days (9am - 4.30pm)

Locations

  • Public Schedule - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Group Bookings - All States and Territories of Australia

Delivery

Classroom

Prerequisites

Previous experience using applications on a PC or Macintosh is an essential prerequisite for this course. Photoshop experience is essential. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred.

Course Outline

Topic 1 The After Effects Workflow

  • Importing footage
  • Initialisation
  • Creating a project & importing footage
  • Creating a composition & arranging layers
  • Adding effects & modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing
  • Exporting compositions

 
Topic 2 The After Effects Interface

  • Customizing the workspace
  • Controlling the user interface
  • Restoring default preferences
  • Additional resources
  • Optimizing system performance
  • Using After Effects Help

 
Topic 3 Basic Animation: Using Effects Presets

  • Importing footage using Bridge
  • Creating the composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying a preset animation
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition

 
Topic 4 Text in After Effects

  • About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point type
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating the letters'opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Cleaning up the path animation
  • Adding motion blur

 
Topic 5 Animation Fundamentals

  • Parenting
  • Adjusting anchor point
  • Masking video into a vector shape
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Adding an audio track
  • Zooming in for a final close-up

 
Topic 6 Animating Layers

  • Simulating changing lighting
  • Duplicating animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Retiming

 
Topic 7 Working with Masks

  • About masks
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the colour

 
Topic 8 Rendering and Outputting

  • The After effects render engine
  • Creating templates for the rendering process
  • Creating templates for output modules
  • Rendering to different output media

Classroom courses include

  • Adobe Certified instructors (with min 10 yrs experience)
  • Commercial courseware used in this course
  • Certificates
  • After course support (via email, to reinforce the learning)
  • Training guarantee
  • FREE repeat of public course within 6 months (where required, and on same version), see terms & conditions
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