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  • Adobe/Adobe After Effects Intermediate

Adobe After Effects Intermediate

Course Overview

This intermediate course covers some of the more challenging aspects of working in After Effects. It aims to familiarise delegates with aspects of the software that may not be obvious, and to give delegates the confidence to apply the techniques taught in daily creative work. During training, delegates will be encouraged to explore new techniques that will greatly enhance their working knowledge of the software.

Duration: 2 Days   Objectives     This intermediate course covers some of the more challenging aspects of working in After Effects. It aims to familiarise delegates with aspects of the software that may not be obvious, and to give delegates the confidence to apply the techniques taught in daily creative work. During training, delegates will be encouraged to explore new techniques that will greatly enhance their working knowledge of the software.       Pre-requisites   Basic experience in After Effects or previous attendance on the equivalent training course.   Course outline Setting up custom preferences Making decisions for the most important preferences Reducing projects and collecting files   Animation
  • Understanding animation rules
  • Understanding Velocity and Influence
  • Using the Speed graphs to perfect timing
  • Animating to music
  • Making animation rigs
  Compositing
  • Adjustment effects and colour correction
  • Smart Mask interpolation
  • Variable mask feathering
  • Keying tools
  • Matte tools
  • Roto Brush
  • Refine Edge tool
  Motion tracking and image stabilising
  • Tracking position and rotation
  • Using Mocha to track motion
  • Using Mocha to track mattes
  • Stabilising selections in footage
  • Warp Stabiliser VFX
  • Introduction to Mocha AE
  • 3D camera tracking
  Time-based effects
  • Slow motion techniques / stop frames
  • Time stretching, ramping and blending
  • Animating footage to audio
  Basic expressions and scripting
  • Basic Expression commands
  • Linking properties together
  • Linking and aligning orientation
  • Applying simple arithmetic
  • Randomising properties
  Paint
  • Repairing images and movies
  • Stop-frame animation techniques
  • Write-on text effects and other tricks
  Intermediate 3D and parenting
  • Setting up stereo camera rigs quickly
  • Animating in 3D space
  • Independent keyframing of x,y,z values
  • Tricks with Lights
  • Tricks with Cameras
  Effects
  • Combining effects successfully
  • Favourite effects
  • Green screen techniques
  • Pixel motion blur
  • Working with Proxies
  • Using Shape Layers
  • Brainstorming effects
  • Extruding text and adding reflections