ONLINE: Introduction to After Effects Course

After Effects CC

ONLINE: Introduction to After Effects Course (AE100V)

£495 (2 days)

This 2 day hands-on Introductory training is a Live Online After Effects Course teaching delegates the basic concepts of working with motion graphics in Adobe After Effects.

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

This Beginners course is a great Introduction to Adobe After Effects and to learning online in general, as the lessons are delivered live and are fully interactive with the tutors and the rest of the virtual classroom.

Our live online teaching format is ideal for first time video editing students wanting to get an overview of how to start editing in After Effects cc.

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Online Classroom 1st Aug 2019 £495.00
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  • 14 hours hands-on instructor lead training
  • Course media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course times - 2 Days

Days 1-2
9:30 am - 5:00 pm (1 Hr lunch + 2 x 15 min breaks)

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:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation

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

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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For this course, you will need:

  • Own machine capable of running the latest version of After Effects
  • Internet Access
  • The latest version of After Effects installed
  • Access to a Microphone
  • Access to headphones or place you can play audio aloud from your computer
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 20 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

Days in Advance

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30 - 59 10%
60 - 89 20%
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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*.