Course Description Adobe After Effects

Course Description

Adobe After Effects allows you to create videos containing animation and special effects for graphics-related projects.  You can use After Effects to animate, alter, and composite media using various tools and optional plug-ins.  The program is widely used by motion-graphics professionals, website designers, and visual effect artists for post-production on digital films, DVD, video, and the web.

This course was designed to teach students how to successfully use After Effects, no matter if they have ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned user can benefit from this course, starting with the basics of the program including navigation and continuing on to more advanced features, including:

  • The basics of creating projects, compositions, and layers
  • Importing footage, including video, audio, and still images
  • Creating special effects using the Effects menu
  • Creating animation for shapes, objects, and layers
  • Adding and animating text
  • Drawing shapes
  • Animating shapes
  • Creating and using masks and track mattes
  • Working in 3D
  • Using the puppet tools to create animated characters and effects
  • Extracting and removing objects from layers
  • Exporting to video
  • And more

NOTE:  This course is a great introduction to Adobe After Effects, so you can create compelling motion graphics and visual effects. You will learn a comprehensive set of tools for compositing, animation and effects. After thoroughly exploring the fundamental concepts and features needed to use the program you will be able to apply these skills to motion graphics production and broadcast design.