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Adobe After Effects Level I

Adobe After Effects Level I


Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 W 23rd St
Ste 700
New York, NY 10011
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Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:00am


This three-day introductory class introduces you to the essentials for this powerful application for motion graphics and visual effects. Topics include traditional after effects workflow, basic animation with effects and presets, introductory text animation, basic keying and 3D, rending and output. Prerequisite: Basic Mac OS X knowledge. Audience: Producers, editors, assistant editors and motion graphics artists interested in the basics of Adobe After Effects Adobe After Effects Level I - Course Outline (3 Days) Fundamentals of Motion Graphics RGB Color Model Frame size Resolution Pixel aspect ratio Alpha channels Frame rate Time code Interpreting footage Getting to Know the Workflow How After Effects Works Overview of panels Creating a project and importing footage Creating a composition and arranging layers Adding effects and modifying layer properties Animating the composition Previewing your work Optimizing performance in After Effects Customizing workspaces Controlling the brightness of the user interface Finding resources for using After Effects Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets Importing footage using Adobe Bridge Importing video clips Importing stills Importing a sequence of stills (interpreting) Importing multilayered photoshop and illustrator files Creating a new composition Applying effects to a layer Changing parameters globally Creating keyframes Keyframe interpolation: auto, continuous, and bezier interpolation Temporal and spatial Interpolation Roving in time for spatial properties Creating and applying an animation preset Previewing your work Working With Masks About masks Creating a mask with the Pen tool Editing a mask Feathering the edges of a mask Replacing the content of the mask Mask interpolation Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop Masks for spatial keyframes Animating Text About text layers Creating and formatting point text vs. paragraph text Using a text animation preset Text on a path Animating imported Photoshop text Animating text using a path animation preset Using a text animator Adding properties Adding a range selector Using a text animator group Working with Shape Layers Adding a shape layer Creating custom shapes Creating stars Default properties of shape layers Add properties Creating Groups Stack your shapes & properties Using Brainstorm to experiment Other Effects The smoother The wiggler Auto orient Splitting a layer Adjustment layers The effects and presets panel Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools About the Puppet tools Adding Deform pins Defining areas of overlap Stiffening an area Animating pin positions Recording animation Rendering and Output Creating templates for the Render Queue Exporting using the Render Queue Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder

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