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After Effects Intro | Training Course

Create impressive animation and visual effects that will wow your viewers.
Use the world's favourite motion graphics software like a professional.

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London Bridge £299 + VAT save £150
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London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT
London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT
London Bridge £299 + VAT save £150
London Bridge £449 + VAT
London Bridge £449 + VAT
London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT

After Effects Intro | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Create video projects from scratch
  • Understand After Effects interface
  • Learn keyframing workflow
  • Confidently use effects palette
  • Learn tips from industry experts
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 1706 reviews

Day One

Getting Started

• Workspaces – selecting a layout and resetting the windows:

• The Project window, timeline and viewer

• Setting Up Your Database & folder structure

• Creating Compositions – Comp settings

• Essential viewer window settings

• Creating assets within AE

• Arranging objects in the viewport

• How layers work in the timeline window

• Object properties – the basics – Position, Scale, Rotation, Anchor Point and Opacity

Animating

• Manipulating object transforms

• Navigating the timeline, playing scrubbing and zooming

• Simple animation – your first keyframes

• Position animation and Bezier curves

• Manipulating keyframes

• Using the keyframe navigator

• Adding ease to improve animation quality

• Copying and pasting keyframes

• Proportional scaling of keyframes on the timeline

• Using hotkeys to reveal keyframes and properties

• Adding Motion Blur – Adjusting the global motion blur settings

Adding Effects

• The effect controls palette

• Ensuring that you explore effects completely – good workflow practices

• How effects work with keyframes

• Combining effects together

• Adjustment layers

Best Practices & Importing Different Files

• Exploring the interface in more detail, switches, modes and time controls

• Ensuring correct workflow vector files

• The collapse transformations switch

• Importing video footage

• Trimming and time manipulation of layers

• Sorting, finding and working with assets in the project window

• Importing Photoshop files

• Importing Illustrator files

• Layer modes

• PreComps – Why Precomps are vital

• Sending Projects To Others

Questions and Answers

Day Two

Keyframes - A Deeper Look

• Hold keyframes

• Reversing animation the right way – avoiding “Bezier twists”

• Roving keyframes

• Auto orientation

Track Mattes & Masks

• Track Matte Types - Luma & Alpha

• Editing masks

• Using masks to reveal and hide layers

• Animating Masks

• Other mask uses for paths and effect controls

Creating a Basic Logo

• Anchor point issues

• Pre-composing base elements for better workflow

• Adding effects to build our sequence

• Parenting Layers

• A simple expression - “Wiggle”

• How Wiggle works – what the numbers do

Text

• Using basic presets as a start point

• Text presets – a special case

• Creating your own text animators

• Saving text animators as a preset

Rendering

• Rendering & Media Encoder - Best Practices

Q&A and Troubleshooting

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"Wolf was incredibly clear with explaining such complicated things. We covered so much and I look forward to hopefully learning more in the next course."
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Latest Reviews



"Wolf was very knowledgable about After Effects, friendly and super helpful – always happy to repeat the steps again and answer our questions. He was also very entertaining and fun, which helped to break up the day. Would highly recommend, looking forward to the Intermediate course next."
Schroders
  • 14th June


"I completed the Photoshop course and enjoyed it so much I came back again. The course was led brilliantly and I am excited to put what I have learnt into my work!"
ExpectationTV
  • 13th April


"The trainer was very good at explaining the software, giving us good examples and showing different methods to achieve the same visual result. I definitely found the course very useful and would recommend it!"
Allies And Morrison
  • 10th March