The After Effects Course Bundle

After Effects CC

The After Effects Course Bundle (AE102)

From £451.50 With 90 day discount (3 days)

This 3 day hands-on Beginners to Intermediate with After Effects Training Course in London introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with motion graphics in Adobe After Effects, animation and expressions.

This course is The Introduction to After Effects Course and The Intermediate After Effects Course booked back to back, giving beginners to After Effects the chance to feel confident in motion graphics in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and special effects.

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London Training Centre 5th Dec 2018 £451.5030% Advance Booking Discount
London Training Centre 7th Nov 2018 £516.0020% Advance Booking Discount
London Training Centre 8th Oct 2018 £580.5010% Advance Booking Discount
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  • Individual Apple Work Station
  • 21 hours of hands-on instructor lead training
  • Course Manual and Training Media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course times

Day 1 - 3 10 am - 5:30 pm (1 Hr lunch + 2 x 10 min breaks)

Anyone who wishes for a comprehensive introduction to After Effects. This course will offer beginners the opportunity to get up to an intermediate level in motion graphics and animation, as well as introducing a 3D work environment and expressions.

  • Introduction to the Interface
  • Working with Layers
  • Animation Essentials
  • Workflow
  • Working With Masks
  • Text
  • Shape Layers
  • Puppet Tool
  • Applying Effects
  • Keying & Compositing
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Basics of Motion Tracking
  • Exporting
  • Enhancing your animation
  • Time Based Effects
  • Dynamic Text
  • Better us of Effects
  • Motion Tracking
  • Shape Layer Animation
  • Compositing & Mattes
  • 3D
  • Expressions
  • Creative Cloud

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic familiarity with a Macintosh operating system is all that is required for this course.

Whilst there is no Adobe certification for this course, our trainers are industry-experienced Adobe Certified Instructors and Soho Editors is an Authorised Adobe Training Partner. Additionally, the course is based upon Adobe’s CIAB guidelines, so you will receive a certificate from Soho Editors upon completion of the course.

Want to take your experience to the next level? Try our The Advanced After Effects Course.

  • Exploring the interface
  • Importing & organising media
  • Working with the timeline
  • Layers, switches and properties
  • Creating compositions
  • Creating Solid layers
  • Working with Shape layers
  • Linking layers together
  • Using blending modes
  • Understanding Null layers
  • Creating keyframes
  • Animating properties and effects
  • Easy Easing
  • Native Motion blur
  • Editing keyframes
  • Best practises
  • Ensuring flexibility in a project
  • Project Collecting
  • Precomposing – when, how and why
  • Creating masks
  • Combining masks
  • Modifying mask properties
  • Creating text
  • Applying text paths
  • Browsing presets in Adobe Bridge
  • Using pre-built text animators
  • Working with Vector layers
  • Creating and customising shapes
  • Animating shapes
  • Using the puppet tool to create motion
  • Controlling the distortion mesh
  • Exploring essential effects
  • Keyframing the properties
  • Combining effects
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Basics of keying
  • Composing images
  • Creating interesting looks
  • Making layers 3D layers
  • Using the axis and 3D views
  • Creating point lights
  • The motion tracker
  • Finding a good track point
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • The render queue
  • Output settings
  • File formats
  • Compression settings
  • When to use different types of keyframes
  • Using the speed graph to perfect timing
  • Auto orientation
  • Fast Shortcuts
  • Ramping & blending speeds
  • Slow motion techniques
  • Customising motion blur
  • Sequencing layers
  • Making unique text motions
  • Moving character by ranges
  • Slick animation of words and sentences
  • Applying random motion
  • Understanding the best effects
  • Levels and Curves
  • Lumetri colour correction
  • Echos
  • Perspective corner pinning
  • Adjustment layer tips and tricks
  • Motion tracking tricks
  • Stabilising movement
  • Camera Tracking
  • Combining shapes
  • Trimming Paths
  • Animating multiple shapes
  • Using Luma keys
  • Making Track mattes
  • Understanding Channels
  • Simplifying 3D
  • Lighting set ups
  • Animating Cameras
  • Simple and effective expressions
  • Easy motion editing
  • Looping animation
  • Randomising properties

You can always reserve (Pencil) your place on any course without commitment. However you may be asked to move if we have a paying customer that will confirm. We will always give you first refusal to confirm or release your Pencilled date.

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This course is available with Creative Skillset's latest Film Fund. Click here to find out more.

Why Choose This Course?

After Effects is the industry standard for everything from creative titling, through complex 2D and 3D animation, right on up to high end special effects for TV, movie and web presentations, including convincing green screening, matting and CGI.

This course is the right place to start out if you want to learn how to do all that.

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 17 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

Days in Advance

0 - 29 Nil
30 - 59 10%
60 - 89 20%
90+ 30%

The After Effects Course Bundle is an internationally recognised qualification that is based on practical, real-world post production knowledge and is intended to push your skills beyond that of most regular After Effects users.

We are so sure that not only will you enjoy the experience, as well as learn what you need from the course, that if you are not satisfied we will give you the same course again FREE of charge, it’s as simple as that, no argument*.