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What is After Effects

  • Published on May 12, 2022
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 for the creation of special effects, animation, and video compositing. Projects created using After Effects can be used in broadcast TV, video, on the web, in-store displays, and kiosks. After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud 

9 Best After Effects Courses and Classes You Can Take Right Now

  • Published on April 27, 2022
Best After Effects Courses

Our team of special effects experts has assembled a list of the 9 best After Effects courses and classes with Certificates that you can take right now. This includes both online After Effects courses and in-person After Effects classes with live instructors, as well as free After Effects tutorials. We evaluated many courses and have included introduction, intermediate, and advanced classes to cover the needs of beginner through advanced learners.

Best Computer for Adobe After Effects 2022

  • Published on March 19, 2022
Best Computer for Adobe Creative Cloud

As the editor of Adobe After Effects Digital Classroom and overseeing more than 50 computers running Adobe After Effects, I’m often asked: what’s the best computer for Adobe After Effects? I also get asked the question: Is a Mac or Windows PC better for After Effects? The answer is that both Mac and Windows computers can be great choices for After Effects. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite choices for After Effects computers, listing both desktop and laptops.

How to Learn After Effects

  • Published on March 18, 2022
Learning After Effects

If you are a video editors or graphic professional, you likely know that you will benefit from learning After Effects as it is widely used in the creation of many commercials, broadcast promotions, and online videos but may want to know how to learn After Effects. The most common methods for learning After Effects include classes which are available online or in-person, private training, online training and books. After Effects is used to create visual effects, motion graphics, animation, and for compositing videos.

How After Effects training helps you

  • Published on March 18, 2022
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.

Best way to learn After Effects

  • Published on January 6, 2022
Best way to learn 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. 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.

Best Laptop for After Effects

  • Published on January 6, 2022
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, HP, Lenovo, or Toshiba. Yet the best After Effects laptop we have found comes directly from relative newcomer to the hardware business, Microsoft.

What is Adobe Character Animator

  • Published on April 6, 2021
What is Adobe Character Animator

Adobe has announced a new app to create animations, which is available as preview version. The new product is Adobe Character Animator, and will be available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

After Effects CC Review and New Features

  • Published on September 1, 2020
After Effects CC 2017 Review and New Features

Adobe has released After Effects CC  which is a software app used for creating video effects, motion graphics, and compositing video. 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.

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