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Adobe After Effects Level I

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Mon, Jan 06, 10:00am - Jan 08, 6:00pm (3 sessions)

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Chelsea, Manhattan
119 W 23rd St Ste 700
Btw 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This three-day introductory class introduces you to the essentials for this powerful application for motion graphics and visual effects. 


Topics include traditional after effects workflow, basic animation with effects and presets, introductory text animation, basic keying and 3D, rending and output.


Prerequisite: Basic Mac OS X knowledge.


Audience: Producers, editors, assistant editors and motion graphics artists interested in the basics of Adobe After Effects


Adobe After Effects Level I - Course Outline – (3 Days)


Fundamentals of Motion Graphics

• RGB Color Model

• Frame size

• Resolution

• Pixel aspect ratio

• Alpha channels

• Frame rate

• Time code

• Interpreting footage


Getting to Know the Workflow

• How After Effects Works

• Overview of panels

• Creating a project and importing footage

• Creating a composition and arranging layers

• Adding effects and modifying layer properties

• Animating the composition

• Previewing your work

• Optimizing performance in After Effects

• Customizing workspaces

• Controlling the brightness of the user interface

• Finding resources for using After Effects


Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

• Importing footage using Adobe Bridge

• Importing video clips

• Importing stills

• Importing a sequence of stills (interpreting)

• Importing multilayered photoshop and illustrator files

• Creating a new composition

• Applying effects to a layer

• Changing parameters globally

• Creating keyframes

• Keyframe interpolation: auto, continuous, and bezier interpolation

• Temporal and spatial Interpolation

• Roving in time for spatial properties

• Creating and applying an animation preset

• Previewing your work


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

• Mask interpolation

• Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop

• Masks for spatial keyframes


Animating Text

• About text layers

• Creating and formatting point text vs. paragraph text

• Using a text animation preset

• Text on a path

• Animating imported Photoshop text

• Animating text using a path animation preset

• Using a text animator

• Adding properties

• Adding a range selector

• Using a text animator group


Working with Shape Layers

• Adding a shape layer

• Creating custom shapes

• Creating stars

• Default properties of shape layers

• Add properties

• Creating Groups

• Stack your shapes & properties

• Using Brainstorm to experiment


Other Effects
• The smoother

• The wiggler

• Auto orient

• Splitting a layer

• Adjustment layers

• The effects and presets panel


Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

• About the Puppet tools

• Adding Deform pins

• Defining areas of overlap

• Stiffening an area

• Animating pin positions

• Recording animation


Rendering and Output

• Creating templates for the Render Queue

• Exporting using the Render Queue

• Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder


School Notes:

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Refund Policy

Rescheduling policy: Bookings transferred by the customer more than 14 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee. Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 0 to 14 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee. All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.


Cancellation/exclusion policy: Any student who cancels at least 7 days before the class should receive a 100% refund. If they cancel 0 - 6 days before the course, they should be charged a registration fee of 10% of the total course cost or $100, whichever amount would be less.

In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

Exclusion of a student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or the school. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.


Note: Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

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Hello, Do you get a workbook with this course? and are retakes allowed? Overall, what is included in comparison to similar workshops at other institutions?
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You do receive a book with the class. We can allow a retake if you are completely unsatisfied, but only under specific circumstances and only after a certain amount of time has passed since you initially took the class. Depending on what other institution you are comparing us to. I will say that our instructors are also working freelancers and will bring much more up to date and real-world information to the classes since they aren't just instructors reading from a book.
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Reviews of Classes at Manhattan Edit Workshop (83)

(83 Reviews)
Adobe After Effects Level I
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/11/2019
Mark's great! you get a great foundation on learning after effects!
Adobe After Effects Level I
Reviewed by Jessica K. on 6/14/2018
This is exactly what I needed to get a jump start on the basics of After Effects. Mark was a fantastic instructor!
Adobe After Effects Level I
Reviewed by Jordan H. on 7/5/2016
I like Mark's style very much. His sense of humor about the complexity of the process added a lot and made everyone feel comfortable. He was very good about repeating the material so that everyone could accomplish the assignments. He managed to cover a lot of ground while giving just enough detail to make us feel comfortable with a lot of different tools. It was nice to learn the program without ever becoming intimidated by it.
Adobe After Effects Level I
Reviewed by Kristine T. on 10/14/2015
Incredible.
Adobe After Effects Level I
Reviewed by Shawn L. on 8/29/2019
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