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What is After Effects

  • Published on November 19, 2019
What is After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a software application for creating motion graphics and special effects used in video, online content and presentations. After Effects is available on both Mac OS and Windows computers. After Effects is used widely in TV and film post-production, the creation of special effects, and animation. After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud 

Best way to learn After Effects

  • Published on March 17, 2019
Best way to learn After Effects

Creative professionals working in fields ranging from video to presentation design are finding it essential to produce increasingly complex animations and special effects using Adobe After Effects. The best way to learn After Effects includes in-person classes, online courses, books, video training, and private lessons. Each individual’s preference for learning methods dictates whether they are better learning After Effects in the classroom or online, with an instructor, or at their own pace.

Best Laptop for After Effects

  • Published on September 26, 2018
Best Laptop for After Effects

The best laptop for After Effects comes from an unlikely source that animation and effects professionals will likely find surprising. After Effects is an extremely processor and graphics intensive application, making it challenging to find a good laptop for After Effects. You might expect the best laptop for After Effects to be from a hardware vendor that has been creating laptops for many years such as Apple, Dell, Lenovo, or Toshiba. Yet the best After Effects laptop we have found comes directly from relative newcomer to the hardware business, Microsoft.

How After Effects training helps you

  • Published on August 15, 2018
How After Effects training helps you

Anyone working with video, effects, and animation can benefit from learning After Effects, an application that is used in the post-production of television and film, by animators, and anyone needing to create special effects within video. It is used for digital visual effects, motion graphics, tracking, compositing, and animation. After Effects also can be used for non-linear editing and audio editing, although it generally is used in connection with dedicated nonlinear editing applications such as Premiere Pro.

Learning After Effects

  • Published on August 9, 2018
Learning After Effects

Video editors and graphic professionals benefit from learning After Effects as it is used in the creation of many commercials, broadcast promotions, and online videos. After Effects is used to create visual effects, motion graphics, animation, and for compositing videos. After Effects is used by professional video editors during the post-production process of commercial films and television series.

After Effects CC 2017 Review and New Features

  • Published on November 30, 2016
After Effects CC 2017 Review and New Features

Adobe has released After Effects CC 2017 which is version 14 of the software app used for creating video effects and motion graphics. As American Graphics Institute teaches After Effects classes and the educators at AGI write books on how to use it, we’ve crafted this After Effects review and explanation of new features. The latest version of After Effects emphasizes collaboration and workflow, fixes some bugs, and includes a number of new capabilities.

Live animation with After Effects

  • Published on May 23, 2016
Live animation with After Effects

Live television productions were once a mainstay for broadcast video, but for many decades fell out of favor and were replaced by recorded shows. Recently several musicals have been delivered as live television, with productions of shows such as the Sound of Music and also Grease. Yet animated shows haven’t been a part of the resurgence of live television. That’s changed with the development of Adobe Character Animator, a part of Adobe After Effects, the animation, 3D, and special effects tool that is part of the Creative Cloud.

After Effects - QuickTime Windows Issues Detailed

  • Published on April 20, 2016
After Effects - QuickTime Windows Issues Detailed

If you use After Effects, QuickTime from Apple is likely installed on your computer. Adobe After Effects uses QuickTime on Windows and Mac computers to encode and export animations, effects, and video to a number of video formats. Adobe does not include all export functionality directly within After Effects. To create some video formats from After Effects, this Adobe Creative Cloud app uses QuickTime to export or render certain video format types.

Online Digital Video Expanding as Traditional TV Shrinks

  • Published on January 21, 2016
Online Digital Video Expanding as Traditional TV Shrinks

Online digital video continues to expand at a rapid pace, and the rise of digital video is impacting traditional television. A recent announcement by the news network Al Jazeera is representative of what is occurring across the TV landscape as viewers shift to online digital video. The network has announced a major restructuring of their TV and online properties, expanding their digital video and online presence, while completely closing one of their cable TV stations.

Pixar Exhibit in Boston a Delight for Digital Artists

  • Published on August 18, 2015
Pixar Exhibit in Boston a Delight for Digital Artists

Hollywood has come to Boston once again, but this time with animation and effects. Digital artists that work with tools such as Photoshop and After Effects are likely to find inspiration and fascination at a Pixar exhibit in Boston at the Museum of Science, but children and anyone that likes movies will find it equally interesting. The exhibit is titled the science behind Pixar and provides a fun and interesting look at how science is used to create the computer animated movies that Pixar invented.

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