Adobe After Effects Training Course CC (Fundamentals)

 

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2 days

This 2 day Adobe After Effects CC training course introduces trainees to the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. It aims to give delegates the confidence to begin using the application in a professional environment and learn to produce smooth animation and sophisticated special effects.

Adobe After Effects is the professional’s choice. Create dynamic design content ranging from commercial video and motion picture production to web title development after our Adobe authorised After Effects training.

Course Description:

This 2 day Adobe After Effects training course introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. It aims to give delegates the confidence to begin using the application in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and special effects.

Included:

  • Course Manual and Training Media
  • Refreshments

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who wishes to work in the video field, or who currently works in the field, or is an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills to add special effects to video projects. Some students may be interested mainly in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects.

What You Will Learn:

  • After Effects interface
  • Learning to create animations
  • Work with layers, apply effects
  • Work with masks and mattes
  • Export files.

Prerequisites:

Experience with the Macintosh / Windows operating system.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe CC After Effects Fundamentals Course Outline

Lesson 1
Introduction to the Interface Set Up & Importing, Exploring the interface, Saving window layouts, Importing media, Organising media, Creating compositions, Layers, switches and properties
Lesson 2
Animation Essentials Creating keyframes, Animating properties and effects, Editing keyframes, Auto keyframing
Lesson 3
Workflow Methods of organising projects, Ensuring flexibility in a project, Precomposing – when, how and why, Parenting
Lesson 4
Working With Masks Creating masks, Mask properties
Lesson 5
Text Creating text in After Effects, Text paths, Using pre-built text animators, Browsing presets in Adobe Bridge
Lesson 6
Shape Layers Introduction to shape layers, Creating custom shapes
Lesson 7
Puppet Tool Using the puppet tool to create motion, Controlling the distortion mesh
Lesson 8
Effects Applying effects, Keyframing effects, Using adjustment layers
Lesson 9
Keying Basics of keying
Lesson 10
Introduction to 3D Working with 3D layers, Using the axis and 3D views
Lesson 11
Basics of Motion Tracking The motion tracker, Finding a good track point, Smoothing
Lesson 12
Exporting The render queue, Output settings, File formats, Compression settings

Adobe After Effects CC Training Course (Intermediate)

1 day

This 1 day Adobe certified Creative Cloud After Effects motion graphics training course takes delegates beyond the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. 

Adobe After Effects is the professional’s choice. Create dynamic design content ranging from commercial video and motion picture production to web title development after our Adobe authorised After Effects training.

Upon completion, you can extend your skills by taking our Advanced course.

Course Description:

This 1 day Adobe certified Creative Cloud After Effects training course takes delegates beyond the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects.

Included:

  • Course Manual and Training Media
  • Refreshments

Who Should Attend:

This course is for people with some experience of After Effects who wish to employ more advanced techniques.

What You Will Learn:

  • Advanced animation
  • Expressions
  • Advanced 3D
  • Camera and motion tracking for 3D model import/export
  • Use colour effectively
  • Creative Cloud syncing and crossflow working methodology

Prerequisites:

  • A workable knowledge of After Effects equaling at least 80% of our Fundamentals course.
  • Experience with the Macintosh operating system.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe CC After Effects Intermediate Course Outline

Lesson 1
Improved animation techniques Easing timings, Auto orientation, Understanding animation rules, Using the keyframe graph, Using the speed graph to perfect timing, Using different types of keyframe, Keyframe interpolation, Scaling keyframes
Lesson 2
Masking techniques Animating mask properties, Variable width mask feather, Working with layers, Motion masks, Using masks as paths
Lesson 3
Text Adjusting text created in Photoshop and Illustrator, Building custom text animators
Lesson 4
More advanced Puppet animation Importing from Illustrator and Photoshop, Animation Expression controllers on null layers, Starching, Controlling depth, Avoiding the alpha channel limitation
Lesson 5
Better use of Effects Overview of the main effects, Particle generation, Simulations, Levels and Curves, Colour correction, Colour matching, Adjustment layer tips and tricks
Lesson 6
More sophisticated Keying Introduction to Keylight, Matte choker, Matte feather, Using the tool set to make clean mattes, Obsolete and Current Keying effect differences
Lesson 7
Compositing & Mattes Channel effects, Smart mask interpolation, Using the rotobrush tool, Autotracing movies, Matte tools, Track mattes, Layer blending modes
Lesson 8
3D Working with cameras, Working with lights, Mixing layer types
Lesson 9
Motion Tracking Stabilising movement and warp, Tracking motion, Camera Tracking, Exporting Track data to Cinema 4D, Importing Cinema 4D files and matching layers for CGI
Lesson 10
Expressions Basic expression commands, Linking properties together, Applying simple arithmetic to expressions, Randomising properties, Parented expression controllers on Null Object Layers
Lesson 11
Creative Cloud Incorporating other applications, Syncing,  and storage

Adobe After Effects CC  Training Course (Advanced)

2 days

This scheduled course provides current users of After Effects the next level skills to master the concepts and features of the application and includes many advanced features and tips & tricks using the new version CC. Bridge the gap between being able to use After Effects and being able to create visually groundbreaking special effects using advanced professional post production techniques.
We also recommend this course for those planning to gain Adobe Certified Expert status and become to professional animator.

Course Description:

This in-depth 2 day Advanced course fully addresses the complexities and sophistication available within After Effects. It teaches, in great detail, real life tips and tricks that will greatly enhance your working knowledge of the software. The course predominantly focuses on working with Effects, 3D and Expressions, although other topics will be covered, with an emphasis on using the features in creative and interesting ways.

Included:

  • Notes and Materials
  • Refreshments

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who already has some experience of working with After Effects and wishes to expand their skills beyond the core fundamentals to develop their video production capabilities. This course is not suited to new users of After Effects.

What You Will Learn:

  • Time based Effects
  • Advanced Expressions
  • Advanced Effects
  • Advanced 3D

Prerequisites

Experience of Macintosh operating system and has previous experience working with After Effects or previous attendance of our Comprehensive Introduction to After Effects training course.

  • Mac OS X / PC Windows knowledge
  • Comprehensive Introduction to After Effects course or the equivalent experience.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe CC After Effects Advanced Course Outline

Lesson 1
Time Based Effects Slow motion techniques and stop frames, time stretching ramping and blending, complex time remaps, custom motion blur.
Lesson 2
Paint Repairing images and movies, painting on the matte, stop frame animation techniques, write on text effects and other paint tricks.
Lesson 3
Advanced Compositing Understanding how channels really work, using larger bit depths, techniques for making a better composite, light wrapping, simulating light effects such as specular bloom.
Lesson 4
Intermediate 3D Animating in 3D space, independent axis keyframing, tricks with lights, tricks with cameras. Constructing a camera rig. Simulating reflections.
Lesson 5
Advance 3D Building 3D models and shapes, ray-traced, extruded text and shapes, bending 2D layers in 3D, 3D environment maps, compositing multi-pass renders from 3D applications.
Lesson 6
Advanced motion Tracking & Image Stabilisation Using and linking track data, stabilising shaky footage,, perspective corner pinning, exploring the 3D camera tracker. Using Mocha to create a track. Transfer of data from mocha to AE. Using the Mocha to AE plugin.
Lesson 7
Advanced Expressions Expression controls, looping and controlling time, working with variables, controlling ranges, using maths functions. Expressions in 3D space, remapping values, animating using only expressions. Creating complex expressions easily. Using audio expressions to control animation.
Lesson 8
Advanced Effects Effects for colour treatment and correction, effect generators, exploring new uses for effects, using masks with effects, external effects and plug-ins, Trapcode suite, 3D remapping plug-ins.