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After Effects – Zero to HERO

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Zero to After Effects Hero in just 5 days

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects.

Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. During the latter part of this After Effects course you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This After Effects course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.

 

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Before taking this After Effects course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

On this course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You’ll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes. In addition, you’ll also learn about type, use colour effectively and to export files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, colour keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilization and tracking.


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Reduce your production time by improving all your workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.


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Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.


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From industry experienced professionals.


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18 month class retake included.


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18-Month Free
 Class Retake

If you have any gaps in your knowledge or want to refresh your skills, you are more than welcome to come back and retake the live online class free of charge up to 18 months after you have taken the class.

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Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

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Course
Times:

9:30 – 11:00
Course

11:00 – 11:15
Break

11:15 – 13:00
Course

 13:00 – 14:00
Break

14:00 – 16:30
Course

How You Want To Learn


Individual


Corporate


Customised


Classroom


Live-Online

Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green
London
EC1R 0QJ

Manchester

Universal Square
Devonshire Street
Ardwick
M12 6JH

Glasgow

111 Union St
Glasgow
G1 3TA

Live-Online

Worldwide

Project basics

  • User interface and workspaces
  • Setting up projects!
  • Importing media
  • Creating compositions

Working in 2D

  • Default transform properties of layers
  • Adding and manipulating Keyframes
  • Understanding Keyframe types and easing
  • Pre-composing multiple layers for better controll
  • Animating along paths
  • Motion tracking
  • Adding text and solid fills
  • Adding color effects and adjustment layers
  • Using the shape and pen tool
  • Creating and animating masks
  • Understanding blend modes
  • Controlling the speed, direction and duration of animation
  • Using image sequences

Working in 3D

  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple views!Building 3D scenes
  • Adding camera
  • Text in 3D
  • Parenting
  • Controlling 3D object and camera movement

Beyond The Basics

  • Adding custom easing
  • Advanced time remapping
  • Scene blur
  • Frame blending

Combine Effects

  • Compositing 3D objects and 2D footage
  • 3D lights
  • Creating shadow effects in 3D
  • 3D camera tracking
  • Green screen and rotoscoping

Working with Shapes & Vectors

  • Generating strokes
  • Adding and animating layer styles
  • Animating outlines
  • Advanced type animation
  • Animating Masks

External Controls

  • Animating characters
  • Advanced null control
  • Using sound to control layer properties

Re-creating Common Effects

  • Jittery text
  • Double exposure
  • Kinetic typography
  • Slick object transitions
  • Sequential compositions

Public Scheduled Classes

Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.

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Private Training

We can organise training for you. We can do it for only one person or a group. Give us a call an we can make arrangements for your course.

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You know that in the long term it pays to be skilled up in the latest software. But you’ll also know that, in the short term, investing in yourself can feel painful on your pocket. So we’ve got a solution that will help you learn the skills you need, at a monthly price that you can afford.

Introducing Academy Class Payments.

Because we’re committed to your success, we’re offering you the opportunity to pay for your training monthly, rather than the whole cost upfront. We want to remove every barrier we can to your success, and if having the flexibility to spread the cost of your training helps you, as it helps thousands of others, then let’s do it.

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6 reviews for After Effects – Zero to HERO

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks! 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great course. Ben Dale is a very patient and clear tutor.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attended the After Effects CS5 Zero to Hero courses in Academy Class London and I was really happy I did it! The teachers were very competent and knowledgeable. The course was very well structured, starting with basic concepts and building up to advanced techniques and tricks in the last couple of days. I also liked the room setup where everyone has a screen next to his/her iMac and where the teacher shares his screen. Very handy to follow the practical exercises. All the staff in general was very nice and helpful.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nailed the After Effects Green Belt course. Money well spent!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I recently completed the Green & Yellow belt course in After Effects at Academy Class. Really enjoyed the classes, great tuition and knowledge from all staff. Well Structured classes and all bases covered. No question to much and someone always on hand to help. Will be back for the advanced course and can’t wait.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    The enthusiasm and knowledge of the course leader made my experience at Academy Class really enjoyable. The learning was broken down in to small, fun projects that were taught at a good pace without ever leaving anyone behind. Having spent a few years trying to learn Adobe After Effects on my own it was great to work with an expert that could identify better or faster ways to get things done, with more professional results. I would recommend Academy Class to anyone as it’s a great environment to be in, where you are surrounded by like-minded people and can focus on picking up the skills you need without interruption.

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Overview

If you’re looking to kick start your career in the exciting arena of motion graphics, there’s no better way to do it than with our intensive After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero course. During the course of just five days, you’ll learn both the basics and the more advanced features of the program, from creating basic animations and title sequences to combining CG elements with real life footage.

Level: Fast Track – Introduction
Duration: 5 Days
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: 897.00

Description

Overview

zero to After Effects HERO in just 5 days!

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. The later part of this After Effects course you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

Who is this course for?

A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.

What you will learn

On this course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You’ll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes. In addition, you’ll also learn about type, use color effectively and to export files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, color keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilization and tracking.

Outline

After Effects User Interface and Animation

  • what’s a project file & what’s in it?
  • tools & panels
  • workspaces

Basic Animation

  • transform properties of layers
  • keyframing: making element move
  • importing Photoshop & Illustrator files

Intermediate Animation

  • in depth Keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • graph editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion
  • blur
  • roving
  • Keyframes,
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool
  • panning a large graphic: technique
  • hold Keyframes

Layer Control

  • keyboard shortcuts
  • quality
  • SlipTool,
  • sequence layers
  • Solo Switches
  • looping footage
  • image sequences
  • Frame Rate vs. Time Stretch
  • blending Modes
  • effects & Solids with Blending Modes
  • effects & Presets Panel
  • adjustment layers

Transparency

  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Bezier curves,
  • Mask Shape Interpolation
  • Mask modes,
  • Mattes and Stencils
  • Mask shapes

Type and Titles

  • simple Rules of Titling
  • basic text
  • text animators/range selectors
  • Randomising
  • applying & saving text animation presets
  • per character animators

Nesting

  • precomps
  • editing Precomps,
  • locking panels
  • render Order
  • how After Effects put it all together

Exporting Files

  • render Queue
  • export As/Same Frame As
  • pre-render

Keyframes

  • different types of Keyframe
  • velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor

Type Draw, Paint

  • all About Alphas
  • working with Photoshop
  • dots, pixels & Inches
  • working with Illustrator
  • plugging in Type

The Matrix

  • Particle Playground

More On Effects

  • production Bundle Effects Round-Up
  • compound Effects

Animation Assistants

  • additional Assistants
  • motion Fun
  • express Yourself
  • animation & behaviour presets

Keying

  • using Keylight

Time and Tracking

  • time Remapping
  • time Games
  • on Stable Ground
  • motion tracking
  • time warp

Expressions

  • writing a simple expression
  • linking expressions to motion track

Working with 3D

  • cameras
  • lights
  • 3D layers

NLE Integration

  • integration 101
  • integration with Nonlinear Editing Systems

Format Issues and Rendering

  • video issues
  • playing the field
  • 3:2 pulldown
  • luminance & IRE issues
  • working with D1/DV NTSC
  • working with widescreen
  • pre-rendering & proxies
  • advanced ‘Rendering-Render Farm Concept’
  • what’s Your Preference?
  • The ‘Secret Preferences’