Adobe Aftereffects - Introduction (Adobe Authorised)

In London, Sutton, Surrey, Nottingham

£ 499 + VAT


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  • Location

    London, sutton, surrey, ...

  • Duration

    2 Days


This Adobe AfterEffects training course will introduce you to Adobe AfterEffects so that you will develop a full understanding of high resolution multilayer compositing, animation and visual effects. The footage you create in Adobe AfterEffects will be suitable for digital output to film, videotape, CD-ROM and the Web.
Suitable for: This Adobe AfterEffects training course will appeal to those who are interested in developing their skills in the field of multimedia, video and presentation graphics using Adobe AfterEffects.




London, Sutton, Surrey, Nottingham (Surrey)
Mekon House, 31-35 St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, Sm1 1jn, SM1 1JN


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Course programme

Included in this course:
  • Course book
  • Lunch
  • 3 Months post training support
  • Certificate of attendence
    Course Outline
  • Setting preferences
  • Setting up a project and planning ahead
  • Overview of all the windows
  • Creating compositions
  • File formats:
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere
  • Quicktime integration
  • Importing and using images from Photoshop (including layers and alpha channels)
  • Importing and interpreting video clips
  • Importing external files as compositions
  • Creating and animating text
  • Mixing footage from different sources
  • Understanding adjustment layers
  • Working with vector versus bitmap images
  • Layer transfer modes and Track mattes
  • Types of keyframes and their uses
  • Fine-tuning animations by manually and numerically altering keyframe parameters
  • Controlling speed, acceleration and deceleration along a motion path
  • Pre-composing; nesting compositions to create complex animations
  • Understanding rendering order - how AfterEffects thinks
  • Understanding and applying filters and effects
  • Animating masks - rotoscoping
  • Using slow motion and variable speed during a clip
  • Chromakeying
  • Working with sound
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Safe zones, frame rates and compression
  • Export and output options
  • Rendering the final output (for output to video, for CD playback and for webplayback)
  • Working with DV/Mini DV
  • Use of rendering templates and efficient use of RAM
  • Organising large projects
  • Working with layers in time and space
  • Understanding layer properties
  • Understanding keyframes
  • Animating layer properties over time
  • Animation on Bézier motion paths
  • The RAM playback engine and its parameters
  • Previewing your work
  • Using the tools in the tool palette
  • Understanding layer masking
  • Multiple masks and their parameters
  • Using markers
  • 3D compositing:-
  • Manipulating layers in 3D space
  • Animating lights and cameras
  • Parenting - animating layers hierarchically and synchronising their motion
  • Vector paint tools - painting nondestructively on layers over time
  • Expressions - creating live relationships between layer properties
  • New visual effects:-
  • Shatter
  • Radio Waves
  • Vegas
  • Fractal Noise, etc
  • Enhanced masking:-
  • Drawing masks in the comp window
  • Adding motion blur to masks
  • Enhanced productivity features:-
  • Improved interactivity
  • Enhanced RAM Previews
  • Tighter integration with Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere
  • Output to Macromedia Flash (SWF) - creating animations for Web sites
  • 16-bit per channel colour support - using high-fidelity colour support for film & HDTV
  • Adobe Aftereffects - Introduction (Adobe Authorised)

    £ 499 + VAT