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After Effects Class in Philadelphia on December 19, 2016 Introduction

After Effects Training Class - Introduction

Mon, Dec 19 2016 to Tue, Dec 20 2016
9:30 a.m.
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken PA 19428

In this two-day After Effects class you will learn the foundation skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics. This After Effects course is taught by the team behind the comprehensive book, After Effects Digital Classroom. In this After Effects class, you'll cover topics starting with the use of the interface, using layers, keyframes, and masking, and media management. You will also have the opportunity to explore the depth of the After Effects tools, including 3D effects and rendering your project for output.

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After Effects Training Class - Introduction: Course Topics

Digital Video basics in Adobe After Effects

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

Using 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

  • 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

The introductory After Effects training course includes a copy the book developed by AGI instructors: After Effects Digital Classroom, published by AGI and Wiley provided in a digital book format.

American Graphics Institute AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken, PA
19428
USA
(610) 228-0951
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