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After Effects Fundamentals

Master the powerful program Adobe After Effects and learn all the tools and skills you need to create special effects for video and motion graphics. Join us at Training Connection and become a pro in no time!

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 14 and older
  • Price $1,495
  • Location 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Students will learn all the tools and skills to master this powerful program, Adobe After Effects.

Adobe After Effects is a powerful software program used for creating special effects for video and motion graphics.

Target Audience: Graphic and Video professionals who need an essential understanding of video editing, motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from many hands-on projects and tricks learnt on the class. No prior experience of After Effects is required. Training available on both Mac and Pc.

Detailed Course Outline:


Introduction: Real-World Usage of After Effects
  • What is After Effects?
  • Cloud complete versus standalone plans
  • What type of media can it create?
  • What kind of media can be imported into After Effects?
  • Components of an After Effects file
  • After Effects workflow: Best practices
  • Media deployment file fomat roundup
  • What determines a project’s resolution?
  • What determines a project’s frame rate?
  • What are best practices regarding graphical and audio assets?
  • What technical specifications must be met?
Hands-On Unit 1: Setting Up an After Effects Project
  • About RAM and real-time rendering
  • Understanding linked media, and reloading clips
  • Setting Preferences and Project Settings
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a Composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating a Composition
  • Working with the Time Controls Panel
  • Working with Switches and Modes in the Timeline
  • Creating rendering presets, and rendering a Composition
  • Customizing the After Effects Workspace
Hands-On Unit 2: Basic Animation With Effects and Presets
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Creating text
  • Applying text animation presets
  • Applying effects to layers
  • Previewing effects
  • Nesting and pre-composing
  • Adding transparency
Hands-On Unit 3: Animating Text
  • Title design: Adding text layers
  • Creating and formatting text
  • Using text animation presets
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation basics
  • Animating using parenting
  • Converting imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Converting path points to positional keyframes
  • Auto-orienting a layer along a motion path
  • Adding motion blur
  • Rendering a Composition
Hands-On Unit 4: Animating Shapes
  • Differences between shape and mask layers
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating and animating shapes
  • Using Repeaters
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Rendering a Composition using the AME
Hands-On Unit 5: Skills Summation Project
  • Adjusting layer anchor points
  • Masking video using vector shapes
  • Applying self-generating effects
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Mixing audio track levels
Hands-On Unit 6: Working with Masks
  • Understanding alpha channels, masks, mattes, and keying
  • Importing masks from Photoshop
  • Animating masks
  • Exploring keyframe interpolation with the Graph Editor
  • Creating Animation Presets
  • Creating and editing masks in After Effects
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Using the Mask Feather Tool
  • Applying blend modes
  • Creating a vignette
  • Color correction basics
Hands-On Unit 7: Working in 3D
  • Manipulating 2D text and objects in 3D space
  • Creating and shading extruded 3D text
  • Animating 3D text
  • Multiple scene Views
  • Applying lights to 3D layers
  • Shading and shadowing layers
  • Animating light and Materials properties
  • Third-party 3D plug-ins
Hands-On Unit 8: Color Correction and Cleanup Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing a background
  • Using the Clone Tool to remove unwanted elements
  • Correcting a color range
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
Hands-On Unit 9: Rendering and Exporting
  • Testing for final Renders and Exports
  • Understanding video and audio compression
  • Rendering in After Effects’ Render Queue
  • Rendering in the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating Render templates
  • Rendering and Exporting to a variety of media types:
  • High-resolution recompositing
  • DVD-V
  • Web video
  • YouTube
  • Mobile devices
  • Web video
Note: Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

What's Included:
  • Adobe After Effects Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months Free Repeat Policy

Refund Policy

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

  • Rescheduling requests made 9 business days before the commencement of the training are free.
  • Rescheduling that takes place within 9 business days of the commencement of the training will incur a $150 administration fee.
  • We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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