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After Effects Bootcamp

After Effects Bootcamp

After Effects Bootcamp: Course Summary

This comprehensive After Effects training teaches foundational topics through advanced skills over a series of four consecutive days. The course covers the same materials as the introductory and advanced After Effects course, and is delivered in a one-week intensive. Participants learn to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, and online use. It starts with entry-level topics then migrates to more advanced skills as the week progresses. If you would prefer to take the introductory and advanced courses separately, you can find dates for them in the After Effects classes section of our site.

All After Effects classes are led by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds with effects, animation, broadcast, film, and media production. Our instructors the authors of the After Effects Digital Classroom book, published by AGI and Wiley.

After Effects Bootcamp: Dates and Times

This comprehensive After Effects training occurs over four consecutive days, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with a one hour break for lunch mid-day.

After Effects Bootcamp Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
After Effects Bootcamp
Weekdays

Online


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00
After Effects Bootcamp
Weekdays

Online


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00
After Effects Bootcamp
Weekdays

Online


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00
After Effects Bootcamp
Weekdays

Online


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00
After Effects Bootcamp
Weekdays

Online


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00

After Effects Bootcamp: Course Topics

Digital Video basics using Adobe After Effects

  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • Storage space and system requirements
  • Defining motion Graphics

Learning the After Effects Interface

  • Creating a project
  • Understanding the After Effects panel system
  • Organizing the Project Window
  • Understanding the Composition Window
  • Working in the Timeline Window
  • RAM Preview vs. Standard Preview

Media Management in After Effects

  • Importing media files
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills and video
  • Previewing audio
  • Trimming a video clip
  • Using the Interpret Footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file

Using Layers in Adobe After Effects

  • Layer basics
  • Layer options
  • Creating a layer solid
  • Understanding the layer switches
  • Time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using precomps

Using keyframes in Adobe After Effects

  • Animation of layer properties using keyframes
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition
  • Understanding motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Controlling the speed of animations
  • Easing principles

Using text in Adobe After Effects

  • Creating text
  • Character palette
  • Paragraph palette
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Animating text using presets
  • Using Bridge with After Effects

Masking and alpha channels in Adobe After Effects

  • Masking
  • Animating masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Track matte

Using Effects in Adobe After Effects

  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects

Introduction to 3D in After Effects

  • Exploring the 3D capabilities and limitations of After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Understanding 3D Transform properties
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights

Outputting in Adobe After Effects

  • Rendering from a composition to various formats
  • Understanding the Render Queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the Render Queue
  • Creating render templates
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame
 
Visual Effects Workflow
  • After Effects Workflow considerations
Chroma Keying in After Effects
  • Greenscreen Shooting Basics
  • Using Masks for Compositing (Garbage Mattes)
  • Using Keylight
  • Refining a Matte
Motion Tracking
  • Understanding Motion Tracking
  • Motion Tracking vs Stabilization
  • Setting a Track Point
  • Using Null objects
  • Compositing 2D Graphics
Motion Stabilization with After Effects
  • Using the Warp Stabilizer
3D Camera Tracking
  • Using the 3D Camera Tracker
  • Compositing 3D Graphics with Video
Time Remapping Video
  • Understanding Time Remapping
  • Slow Motion Effects
  • Fast Motion Effects
  • Using Frame Blending
Color Correction and Color Adjustment
  • Adjusting Tonality
  • Advanced Color Adjustments
Creating a Background Loop
 
Using After Effects Cloning Tools

Rotoscoping Video Footage

  • Manual Rotoscoping
  • Using the Roto Brush
  • Painting on Color
Creating environmental effects
  • Fog
  • Smoke
  • Mist
  • Wind
  • Precipitation
  • Fire
  • Heat Distortion
  • Explosive Effects
Advanced After Effects Render Queue Usage
  • Render Output Settings
  • Output Module Templates

 

After Effects Bootcamp: Course Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe After Effects application before starting the class. You can purchase subscribe to Creative Cloud, purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it at from the Adobe website. If attending class in our classrooms, a computer and the application are provided for use during the class.

After Effects Bootcamp: Course Materials

Course participants receive a copy of the Adobe After Effects Digital Classroom book in digital format, written by our instructors. Our team of instructors has created many official training guides and books for Adobe Systems, and you have an opportunity to learn from the authors, contributors, and editors to this well-respected After Effects training book.

You can view examples of some of the After Effects tutorials created by our training staff to gain a better understanding of the quality of our training materials.

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