The Introduction to After Effects Course

After Effects CC

The Introduction to After Effects Course (AE100)

From £346.50 With 90 day discount (2 days)

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p>This 2 day hands-on Beginners Introduction to After Effects Training Course in London introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with motion graphics in Adobe After Effects.

This course aims to give beginners new to After Effects the confidence to begin using After Effects motion graphics in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and special effects.

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  • Individual Apple Work Station
  • 14 hours of hands-on instructor lead training
  • Course Manual and Training Media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course Times - 2 Days

Course Start 10:00
Morning Break 11:30 - 15 Minute Break
Lunch 13:30 - 1 Hour break
Afternoon Break 15:30 - 15 Minute Break
Course End 17:00

Anyone who wishes to work in the video field, or who currently works in the field, or is an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills to add special effects to video projects. Some students may be interested mainly in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects.

  • 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

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 Intermediate 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
  • Applying the results to graphics
  • The render queue
  • Output settings
  • File formats

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Why Choose This Course?

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 20 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

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Adobe After Effects is the worlds most popular professional motion graphics, 3D and animation software. Used the world over the create magical effects for major feature films, broadcast and online content providers. You can be sure the skills you learn will be useful anywhere in the world.

This is the ideal course for the CGI novice.

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*.