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Adobe After Effects CC (Advanced)

at Future Media Concepts - Downtown, Washington, D.C.

Course Details
$1,195 8 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - Apr 16, 5:30pm (2 sessions)

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Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1627 K St NW Ste 900
Btwn 16th & 17th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Purchase Options
Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

In this 2-day advanced course designed for videographers, graphic artists, and animators with experience using Adobe After Effects, the standard for motion graphics and compositions in the TV and film industries, you will learn to incorporate text, graphics, and effects into your movies. Upon completion of this course, you will have an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects, and you'll be able to use the program with a high level of efficiency.

Who Should Attend: Video and animation professionals who need an advanced understanding of Adobe After Effects.

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects class or equivalent experience
  • Intermediate Adobe After Effects class or equivalent experience
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop or equivalent experience recommended
Course Outline:
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Using 3D Features
  • Creating 3D text
  • Cameras, lights, and points of interest
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Animating objects in 3D
  • Animating a camera with auto orient
  • Animating a camera with point of interest
  • Animating light
  • Animating aperture

Lesson 2: Using 3D Engine
  • Engines: Classic 3D, Cinema 4D, Ray-traced 3D
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Extruding shapes in After Effects
  • Using Illustrator shapes for extruding
  • Geometry options of an image
  • Environmental Layers

Lesson 3: Cinema 4D
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Lesson 4: Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Repairing rolling shutter distortions
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera's depth of field

Lesson 5: Warp Stabilizing
  • Stabilization Properties
  • Border Properties
  • Advanced Properties
  • Stabilize
  • Reversible Stabilization
  • Reverse Stabilization
  • Apply Motion to Target
  • Apply Motion to Target over the original
Lesson 6: Particle Playground
  • Using Particles for compound control layers
  • Understanding Particles in general
  • Canon
  • Grid
  • Layer Exploder
  • Particle Exploder
  • Layer Map
  • Gravity
  • Repel
  • Wall
  • Persistent Property Mapper
  • Ephemeral Property Mapper

Lesson 7: Other Simulation Effects
  • Foam vs CC Bubbles
  • Particle Playground vs CC Particle World (Particle System II)
  • Shatter
  • Card Dance
  • Caustic
  • Foam
  • Wave World
Lesson 8: Effects
  • Stroke
  • Scribble
  • Write-on
  • Paint
Lesson 9: Effects
  • Overview of the most commonly used effects in After Effects
    Tips and Tricks from the instructor
  • Q and A

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Refund Policy
If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund or reschedule less a $150 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days, no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing. Please mail to [email protected] Attendee substitutions may be made for any student without penalty of additional cost at any time until the class begins. Clients who take at least one class in a master class may not cancel and are responsible for the entire Master Class fee.


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