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Adobe After Effects Beginner Training - Classroom Facility

Adobe After Effects Beginner Training - Classroom Facility

Course Date Course Time Price Seats
Dec 9-10 2019 9am - 4pm ET
$895.00

What You Will Learn in This Acrobat Training Course

Learn to use this comprehensive software tool to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. This is the entry-level of our After Effects classes, and this two-day course will get you started using Adobe After Effects powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual and audio effects. Our classes are led by experienced motion graphics professionals who have backgrounds with broadcast, film, and online media production.

Where is this class held?

205 Van Buren Street,

Suite 140

Herndon, VA 20170

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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

About Your Instructors

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

Sean Casella

Luisa Winter

Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).

She teaches for private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.

An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a full-time member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory (in Baltimore, MD), Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

Expressing her art in digital form, Luisa became an editor and motion graphics artist in 1985, and has been performing both arts full-time since that point in time.

Throughout her career, Luisa has won several awards, including:

  • Telly Awards
  • Videographer Awards
  • Aegis Awards
  • WEVA Hall of Fame
  • Baltimore Videographers Association Excellence Award


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