Intermediate Adobe After Effects CC

2 days

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

  • Time remapping
  • Understanding Compound Effects
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Displacement Map

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/Stabilizing

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

Lesson 5 (optional): Mocha

  • Set-up
  • Understanding Planer tracker
  • Create rough shape with x-spline layer tool
  • Show planar surface view
  • Search area properties
  • Send results

Lesson 6: 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 7: Keying

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

Lesson 8: Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project