After Effects CC | Level 1

MOTION GRAPHICS AND VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION

May 22nd – 23rd at The Satellite Santa Monica

After Effects CC | Level 1 training is an in depth hands-on class using the industry standard tool for creating motion graphics and Hollywood style effects for cinema, broadcast television and web formats. Learn to create rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator, create motion graphics and more.

Audience

Our Adobe After Effects CC course is for video communications professionals or new learners who need an essential understanding of motion graphics and compositing.

Prerequisites

Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac

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Intro to After Effects

  • What is After Effects?
  • What kind of media can it be used to create?
  • What kind of media can be imported into After Effects?
  • The advantages of Adobe product integration
  • Best practices for organizing your work
  • A typical After Effects workflow sequence

After Effects Project Management

  • What kind of media output is required?
  • What is the playback format for final output?
  • What restrictions are there for the
  • projects physical window frame size?
  • What restrictions are there for the projects frame rate?
  • What restrictions are there for graphical screen-based assets?

Setting Up an After Effects Project

  • RAM and real-time rendering
  • Setting Preferences
  • Creating a Composition
  • Understanding and navigating the After Effects workspace
  • Working with After Effects Tools

Importing and Manipulating GRAPHICS

  • Importing Photoshop layered files
  • Importing Illustrator layered files
  • Working with layers and properties
  • Animating layer properties
  • Round-trip Editing:Editing graphics using an external editor from within After Effects

Importing and Manipulating VIDEO CLIPS

  • Importing QuickTime movies
  • Video compression issues
  • Time-base issues
  • Frame rate issues
  • Laying video clips into the Time Layout Window
  • Changing video clip properties
  • Animating video clips
  • Superimposing video clips

Importing and Manipulating SOUND

  • Importing Sound
  • Audio compression issues
  • Manipulating sound cues in the Time Layout Window
  • Synching sound to visual events
  • Sound filters
  • Sound processing effects

Creating TEXT and TITLES

  • Importing text as bitmap graphics
  • Creating text within After Effects
  • Editing imported text within After Effects

Working with EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS

  • Working with visual effects
  • Working with visual effect transitions

Working with MASKS

  • Transparency in the After Effects environment
  • Understanding alpha channels, masks, mattes, and keying
  • Creating masks in After Effects

Importing and Manipulating PREMIERE

  • Understanding Adobe Premiere
  • Importing Premiere projects into After Effects
  • Editing Premiere files using Premiere as an
    external editor from within After Effects
  • Editing After Effects files using After Effects as an
    external editor from within Premiere

Final Project File RENDERING

  • Testing for final export
  • Final file rendering for a variety of output formats
  • Choosing rendering options