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Introduction to After Effects

£449.00 + VAT

About Introduction to After Effects

This course introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. It aims to give delegates the confidence to begin using the application in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and sophisticated special effects.

Upcoming Course Dates

14th-15th June
4th-5th July
1st-2nd August
19th - 20th September

 

Please contact our Training Coordinator by emailing: trainingenquiries@western.co.uk 


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  • Course information
  • Introduction to After Effects

    Course Objectives
    This course introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. It aims to give delegates the confidence to begin using the application in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and sophisticated special effects.

    Who Should Attend
    This course is aimed at people who need to learn After Effects to use in a professional environment, such as a studio or workshop.

    Prerequisites
    Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk 

  • Course Duration: 2 Days

    Course content

    The following outline is a summary of the subjects that will be covered on the course. All of our courses are responsive to the requests and learning needs of learners and as such content may be changed, adjusted or otherwise altered on the day and as thus should be taken as indicative only.

    Delegates should note that content on the day may change due to circumstances outside of our control, such as changes by the manufacturer. Importantly, delegates should not that this is not a running order.

    Introduction To The After Effects Interface
    Project panel
    Composition window
    Timeline window
    Layer and footage window
    Using Quick Search
    Auto-save preferences

    Getting Started
    Projects and Compositions
    Setting up a project
    Importing files from Illustrator & Photoshop
    Working with the Timeline

    Animation Essentials
    Keyframes
    Anchor Point
    Position
    Scale
    Rotation
    Opacity

    Text
    Adding text
    Working with the timeline
    Adding audio

    Animating Text Along A Path
    Creating and modifying text
    Formatting

    Rendering
    Task: Create a short text based animation.

    Export
    Output and compression settings
    The Render Queue

    Animation Essentials
    Understanding Keyframe interpolation
    Ease In and Out

    Introduction To 3D Z Space
    Working with 3D layers
    Working with cameras
    3D views and Axes X Y Z

    Text
    Animating text along a complex path
    Using text Presets
    Text animation techniques

    Working With Masks And Mattes
    Creating Masks
    Mask properties
    Working with Layers
    Blending Modes

    Task: Create an animation based on current work interests

    Export
    The Render Queue
    File formats
    Export for Web and mobile devices

    Creative Suite Integration
    Premiere
    Handling audio

    Conclusion