This Adobe certified course will get you up and running from the first time you open the application and covers the workflow that so many advanced compositions are built on. You will receive hands-on and interactive instruction from a leading industry experienced tutor along with a copy of the Adobe After Effects CS6 ‘Classroom in a book’.
This class is designed for students who are looking to learn more about creating motion graphics and VFX using After Effects and who prefer hands-on, interactive instruction. This course is billed as an ‘introductory’ course and therefore is suitable for beginner/intermediate skill levels however, as we only use the finest industry experienced tutors be rest assured that the course will be specifically tailored to you, whatever your level of knowledge.
• Basic Photoshop skills
• Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
• Basic knowledge of motion graphics & video editing terminology is recommended
• Creating compositions
• Importing and checking Media
• Sequencing and animating layers
• Adding and animating Effects
• How to Render out a finished Movie
Opening Projects, Offline & Reconnecting Media, Windows, Panes And Workflow, Selecting Customizing And Resetting Workspaces, Importing, Previewing & Breaking Down A Finished Movie, Understanding Where Media Has Been Created, Working Out What & How Media Has Been Animated, Closing And Deleting Media, Understanding Alphas, Mattes, Keys & Masks, Previewing Colour, Alpha & Transparency, Understanding Broadcast Sizes and Pixel Aspect Ratios.
Adding Media To The Timeline
Setting Preferences To Work Efficiently In The Timeline, Switches And Customising Timeline Columns, Different Way To Add Media To Your Timeline And Composition Windows, Home & End Shortcuts, Spatial & Temporal Placement, Scaling, Positioning & Rotating Layers, Data Feedback From The Info And Timeline Windows, Different Ways To Reset Values
Animating The 1st Layer
Viewing The Parameters, Setting Your 1st Keyframe, 4 Things That Happen On Creating The 1st Keyframe, Go To In & Out Of Layer, Changing Values To Automatically Set Keyframes, Motion Paths, Navigating Keyframes In The Timeline, Creating A Bezier Curve Motion Path, Deleting Keyframes To Restore A Previous Animation, Parameter Shortcuts, Collapsing Layers, Playing The Animation
Navigating In Time Using Mouse And Shortcuts, Opening, Adding To And Closing Parameters, Rasterizing Eps Files, Why Add Keyframes Backwards?, Differences Between Go To In/Out And Home/End, Ram Preview And Playing The Composition
Movies & Masks
Adding Movies To The Timeline, Shapes, Masks & Paths, Adding A Mask To A Movie, Mask Parameters & Shortcuts, Feathering Masks, Fading Layers In With Opacity
Solids And Duplicating
Creating Solids At The Right Size, Zooming In/Out And Fit To 100% Or Window, Animating Solids, Duplicating Layers, Snapping To Keyframes, Changing The Stack Order, Keyframe Ease In & Out, Adding Audio And Fading In/Out
Effects & Making A Movie
Adding & Animating Effects, Effects Render Order Problems, Understanding Pre-Compositing / Nesting And It’s Purpose, Optimising Workflow – 3D Layer Or 3D Effect And Associated Problems, Making A Movie, Render And Output Settings
Setting Up and Trimming a Composition
Automatically Creating A Composition From Media Files, 3 Ways To Trim Layers In The Timeline, Automatically Trimming Composition To Layer Length
Cleaning Up Footage
Stabilizing Your Footage and Motion Tracking, Time Remapping Video, Faster, Slower, Reversing and Freezing.
Working With Text
Understanding Title And Action Safe Areas And When They Are Important, Adding Text Layers And Animating The Layer Properties, Using Shortcuts To Set Keyframes And Values, Advantage Of Using Multiple Text Animators, Using After Effects Built In Animators, Effects Panel And Using Bridge For Better Effects Previewing, Duplicating Text Layers Quickly, Advantages Of Separate Text Layers, Creating A Motion Path Using The Keyboard & Mouse, Copying And Pasting Keyframes Across Time And Layers, Resolving Spatial Interpolation Problems, Using Shortcuts To Select Layers & Navigate Keyframes, Setting The Timeline Range To Optimise Previews, Animating, Tweaking & Previewing A Motion Path, Using Auto-Orient And Resolving Problems It Can Cause, Using Motion Blur And It’s Settings, Understanding How To Override Timeline Settings During Render, Scaling Layers To Enhance Animation, Improving Ram Preview Speeds And Duration
Working With Effects
Precomposing To Add & Control Global Effects, Resolving Transparency Issues From Effects, Creating And Timing Effects To Emphasise The Composition, Copying And Pasting Keyframes Into Different Parameters In Effects, Using Hold Keyframes To Resolve Problems, Pre-Compositing The Pre-Composite To Gain Control, Using And Customising After Effects Presets, Breaking Down The Presets And A First Look At Expressions, Resolving Timing Problems Inside The Pre-Comps
Adding and Keyframing Audio, Adding Markers On The Fly To Audio
Using Add To Render Queue To Render Multiple Compositions, Rending Correctly With Alpha Channels, Add Output Module To Multiple Render A Composition
An Introduction To Working In 3D
Adobe Training at Alchemea is slightly different from the Avid and Apple models whereby the courses are not designed to prepare a student for a specific exam. Adobe exams are very demanding and certification is meant to reflect not only a users understanding of an applications functionality but also their experience as a user. If you wish to work towards certification Alchemea can administer an Adobe exam for you for £150. Please contact Peter Barter on 020 7359 3986 for more information. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Certified Associate is an entry-level certification aimed at validating communication skills using a particular digital medium. An Adobe Certified Associate credential certifies individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Adobe Certified Expert is a professional-level certification aimed at industry professionals who have attained a deep level of mastery in using Adobe technology. Demonstrate your Adobe product expertise by becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. Use Adobe Certification as a way for getting a raise, finding a job, or promoting your vast expertise. Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) Further your knowledge. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, you can take your classes — and yourself — to the leading edge of Adobe technology. Find out more at the certification area of the Adobe® website
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