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Adobe After Effects CC

Course Outlines

This online Adobe After Effects CC training is delivered by highly qualified instructors based here in the north east of the UK. Course materials will be sent to attendees 2 days prior to the course.

After Effects Intro - 2 days - £265

  • The After Effects screen
  • The After Effects workflow
  • Creating a composition
  • Importing media
  • Adding layers to a composition
  • Working with a timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM preview
  • Keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • The Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch and Smoother
  • Auto-orienting objects to paths
  • Motion blur
  • Roving keyframes
  • The Pan Behind tool
  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence layers
  • Looping footage
  • Image sequences
  • Changing playback speed with Frame Rate
  • Changing playback speed with Time Stretch
  • Applying blending modes
  • Effects and solids
  • Layer styles
  • Masks
  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen tool
  • Using a Track Matte
  • The Effects and Presets panel
  • Applying effects to layers
  • Modifying effects
  • Animating effects
  • Changing the order of effects
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Using the Text tool
  • Animating text
  • Text animation presets and Adobe Bridge
  • Exporting files
  • Adding to the Render Queue
  • Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder

After Effects Advanced - 2 days - £265

  • Animating text layers:
  • Animating text along a path
  • Animating individual characters
  • Range selectors
  • Advanced Range Selector features
  • The ‘Wiggly Selector’
  • Understanding Pre-comps
  • Editing pre-comps
  • Locking panels
  • Using Null objects
  • Different types of keyframe
  • Velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Proportional adjustment
  • Snapping to keyframes
  • Keyframe Assistants
  • Adding an ‘Easy Ease’
  • Time reverse keyframes
  • Animation and behaviour presets
  • Keyframe Interpolation
  • Creating masks
  • Importing masks from Illustrator
  • Animating masks
  • Shape layers
  • Shape layer modifiers
  • Repeater
  • Animating along a vector path
  • Auto orient to the path
  • Creating a path from an nomination path
  • Stroke a path
  • Scribble in a path
  • Other path effects
  • Radio Waves
  • Particle Effects
  • More on effects:
  • Production bundle effects round-up
  • Compound effects
  • Keying:
  • Using Keylight
  • Using the Roto Brush
  • Time and tracking:
  • Time re-mapping
  • Time warp
  • Motion Tracking
  • Tracking faces
  • Perspective Corner pinning
  • 3D Camera Tracking
  • Understanding 3D
  • 3D Layers
  • The 3D Axis
  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • The Unified Camera tool
  • Integration with Cinema 4D
  • Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Integration with other non-linear editing systems
  • Working with Adobe Photoshop
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator
  • Project management:
  • Collecting files
  • Consolidating footage
  • Removing unused footage
  • Reducing the project
  • Advanced rendering – the ‘Render Farm’ concept