Training: Adobe After Effects – Fundamentals

Ref. ADBAE-01
Duration:
2
 days
Exam:
Not certifying
Level:
Fundamental

Description

Adobe After Effects is a powerful software program used for creating special effects for video and motion graphics. On this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic tools to be confortable using this software.

Participant profiles

  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Graphic designers
  • Multimedia beginners in video animation

Objectives

  • Digital video basics
  • Digital media management
  • Layers and compositing
  • Keyframes and motion paths
  • Working with and animating text
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Rendering and exporting project

Prerequisites

  • Very good knowledge of the IT environment
  • Practice of software imaging

Course content

Module 1: Digital Video basics in Adobe After Effects

  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • Storage space and system requirements
  • Defining motion Graphics

Module 2: Using the After Effects Interface

  • Creating a project
  • Understanding the After Effects panel system
  • Organizing the Project Window
  • Understanding the Composition Window
  • Working in the Timeline Window
  • RAM Preview vs. Standard Preview

Module 3: Media Management

  • Importing media files
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills and video
  • Previewing audio
  • Trimming a video clip
  • Using the Interpret Footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file

Module 4: Using Layers in Adobe After Effects

  • Layer basics
  • Layer options
  • Creating a layer solid
  • Understanding the layer switches
  • Time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using precomps

Module 5: Using keyframes in Adobe After Effects

  • Animation of layer properties using keyframes
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition
  • Understanding motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Controlling the speed of animations
  • Easing principles

Module 6: Using text in Adobe After Effects

  • Creating text
  • Character palette
  • Paragraph palette
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Animating text using presets
  • Using Bridge with After Effects

Module 7: Masking and alpha channels in Adobe After Effects

  • Masking
  • Animating masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Track matte

Module 8: Using Effects in Adobe After Effects

  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects

Module 9: Introduction to 3D in After Effects

  • Exploring the 3D capabilities and limitations of After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Understanding 3D Transform properties
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights

Module 10: Outputting in Adobe After Effects

  • Rendering from a composition to various formats
  • Understanding the Render Queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the Render Queue
  • Creating render templates
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame

Documentation

  • Digital courseware “Adobe After Effect Classroom in a Book”

Complementary courses

Temptraining funding

ITTA is a partner of Temptraining, the continuing education fund for temporary workers. This training fund can subsidize continuing education for anyone who works for an employer subject to the Collective Work Agreement (CCT) Rental of services.
Prix de l'inscription
CHF 1'300.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • Official Adobe training
  • Official documentation in digital format
  • Achievement Badge

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