Adobe After Effects Level 1



Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)
Learn to use this comprehensive software tool to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the web. This is the entry-level of our After Effects classes and this two-day course will get you started using Adobe After Effects' powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual and audio effects. Our classes are led by experienced motion graphics professionals who have backgrounds with broadcast, film, and online media production.

Learning Objectives:
  • Digital video basics in Adobe After Effects
  • Using the After Effects Interface
  • Media management
  • Using layers in Adobe After Effects
  • Using keyframes in Adobe After Effects
  • Using text in Adobe After Effects
  • Masking and alpha channels in Adobe After Effects
  • Using effects in Adobe After Effects
  • Introduction to 3D in After Effects
  • Outputting in Adobe After Effects
Target Student:
This course is designed for new users looking to develop introductory skills to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia and the web

Course Outline:
Digital Video Basics in Adobe After Effects
  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • Storage space and system requirements
  • Defining motion graphics
Using the After Effects Interface
  • Creating a project
  • Understanding the After Effects panel system
  • Organizing the Project Window
  • Understanding the Composition Window
  • Working in the Timeline Window
  • RAM Preview vs. Standard Preview
Media Management
  • Importing media files
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills and video
  • Previewing audio
  • Trimming a video clip
  • Using the Interpret Footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file
Using Layers in Adobe After Effects
  • Layer basics
  • Layer options
  • Creating a layer solid
  • Understanding the layer switches
  • Time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using precomps
Using Keyframes in Adobe After Effects
  • Animation of layer properties using keyframes
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition
  • Understanding motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Controlling the speed of animations
  • Easing principles
Using Text in Adobe After Effects
  • Creating text
  • Character palette
  • Paragraph palette
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Animating text using presets
  • Using Bridge with After Effects
Masking and Alpha Channels in Adobe After Effects
  • Masking
  • Animating masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Track matte
Using Effects in Adobe After Effects
  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects
Introduction to 3D in After Effects
  • Exploring the 3D capabilities and limitations of After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Understanding 3D Transform properties
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights
Outputting in Adobe After Effects
  • Rendering from a composition to various formats
  • Understanding the Render Queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the Render Queue
  • Creating render templates
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame

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Date(s) Price Qty
August 2 & 3, 2021 9am to 4pm EDT $1,210.00 (CAD)*  
October 4 & 5, 2021 9am to 4pm EDT $1,210.00 (CAD)*  

* 13% HST will be applied on checkout


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