This Adobe certified course teaches invaluable real-world techniques for advanced compositing and VFX using After Effects CS6. Throughout the class, students learn numerous professional secrets and innovative ways of streamlining their 2D & 3D workflows. 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’.
Anyone who wants to reach an advanced level of knowledge and proficiency on arguably the most widely used motion graphics and VFX software currently released. This class is recommended for students who have attended an Alchemea After Effects 101 course or that have significant experience and are confident in all the areas covered in the After Effects 101 Course Outline.
• A strong working knowledge of After effects and its basic functions
• Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
• Interacting with Photoshop files
• Keyframing and interpolation
• 3D environments & text
• Mattes & working with green screens
• Motion tracking and rotoscoping
• Creating and animating masks
Working with Photoshop and other types of documents
Interactive workflow to Photoshop and back correctly, Resolution, Layers, Styles, modes, text in Photoshop files, illustrator and image sequences, correct formats to save for after effects, single layers or merged documents in after effects, Importing as compositions or composition – retaining layer sizes, Resolving Photoshop import problems, checking transparency and layer sizes, text layers
Speeding up the workflow
Customising the composition created from Photoshop files, globally editing all layers and shortcuts, previewing modes with shortcuts, creating and animating masks, time stretching Keyframes to retime animations, creating timing markers, navigating by adding and subtracting timecode, offsetting anchor points, parenting layers or pre-compositing, replacing layer content in the timeline, time stretching video and audio,Motion blur and frame blending, when to use them and settings
Keyframe interpolation and velocity graphs
Understanding temporal and spatial interpolation, Keyframe types and when to use them, roving Keyframes and when not to use them, velocity graphs and influence, Keyframe assistants
Multiple output renders
Duplicating and editing compositions, creating a large render queue of variations of a composition, rendering out different formats to match the projects delivery.
Welcome to the 3D world
Turning layers into 3D, what’s changed on a 3d layer, setting up a custom 3D view, Move, orbit and dolly in 3D space
Creating your 1st 3D scene
Creating a back wall, creating a 3d text object, Adding a light and setting up for real shadows, moving lights and understanding points of interest, differences between setting parameters in the timeline and comp view, turning on and customising shadows, animating lights and point of interest, adding a camera and setting up multiple comp views, adding a camera and point of interest
Working in 3D with text
Creating &animating text on a path, using animate and wiggle together on text, moving the animated text into the 3D space, creating a 3D fly through and resolving problems, using depth of field, creating a real 3D tunnel
Aligning layers correctly in 3D space
using lights to colour the scene, extending the Z depth with effects, getting that low rat’s eye view, using filters to resolve light problems, pre compositing 3D layers and resolving problems
creating simple random expressions, working with Keyframes & expressions together, using wiggly to control the expression, adding parameters to the animator, setting up a linked expression, using the pickwick to target parameters, creating an expression to control depth of field, using nulls to control the camera with expressions
Filters,mattes and shapes
Keying green screens, spill suppressors, garbage mattes, adjustment layers, blending modes, roto brush, mocha, creating and moving mattes, Exploring filters, cc light burst, cc particle system1, caustics, including filters with physics engines built in,Creative uses of shatter, Bullet time effect and custom shatter maps
Output codecs, wrappers and formats
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.
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