Intermediate Adobe After Effects CC

2 days

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FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

In this course designed for videographers, graphic artists, and animators with intermediate-level Adobe After Effects experience, you will learn how to incorporate text, graphics, and effects to your movies. Upon completion of this course, you will have an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects and be able to perform work with a high level of efficiency.

Who Should Attend

Videographers and animators who are somewhat experienced using Adobe After Effects.

Prerequisites:

Instructor in Action

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Parenting

  • Understanding Parenting
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Parenting to a null
  • Using Parenting for positioning
  • Using Parenting in Special Effects

Lesson 2: Other Effects

  • Understanding Compound Effects
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Displacement Map
  • Camera Shake DeBlur

Lesson 3: Transfer Controls

  • Understanding Layer Blending Modes and how to change those using shortcuts
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Understanding precomposing and nesting
  • Stencil and Silhouette
  • Preserve Transparency

Lesson 4: Tracking

  • Understanding tracking
  • Using the tracker
  • Warp Stabilizer
  • Track Motion
  • Mask Tracker
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Micha overview
  • Tips for better tracking

Lesson 5: Expressions

  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Using expressions to animate to the rhythm of music
  • Adjusting the expression direction
  • Adjusting the expression parameters
  • Adjusting the rate of change
  • Adjusting the final value
  • Creating a loop using expressions
  • The wiggle expression

Lesson 6: Keying

  • Understanding Keying
  • Shooting Techniques for easier Keying
  • Using Garbage Mattes for easier Keying
  • Using Keylight
  • Refining the Matte

Lesson 7: Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • About rotoscoping
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project

Lesson 8: Performing Color Correction

  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse 3
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Lumetri Scopes
  • Lumetri Effect

Lesson 9: Putting it all Together Animating Layers

  • Preparing layered Photoshop files as Comps
  • About Photoshop layer styles
  • Preparing Premiere files as Comps
  • About Premiere’s new Shape and Type Layer
  • Preparing layered Illustrator files as Comps

Lesson 10:Sending it Out Again

  • Building Templates for Premiere
  • Dynamic Link with Premiere
  • Dynamic Link with Audtion