After Effects Level 1
1 Day Course
Date: Saturday 18 October 2014
Times: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Instructor: Pierre Vella
Adobe After Effects is recognised as an essential tool for motion graphics and visual effects. It offers a fast, flexible, affordable 2D and 3D compositing and animation toolset to help you develop your creative ideas with speed and control, and deliver high-quality results for film, video, multimedia, or the Web.
Our introduction course is designed for those new to post-production techniques, and would like to get the most from this immensely powerful application. Whether you are a motion graphics designer, a web designer, rich media artist or broadcast video editor, this course covers all the techniques you need to significantly improve your command over Adobe After Effects.
The emphasis throughout the course is on practical exercises which cover working with layers, key frames, motion paths, animations, 2D compositions, audio, shape masks, rendering, optimisation and much more. By the end of the training you’ll feel comfortable with such concepts as importing files, key-framing, nesting, parenting, keyframe interpolation, working with transfer modes, pre-rendering comps, masking and matting techniques, and finishing.
* After Effects workspace, tools and panels
* Creating animations using key frames
* Animating using Bezier motion paths
* Working with shape layers
* Animating layers
* Working with masks
* Incorporating video with Photoshop and Illustrator graphics
* Video layering techniques
* Working with transitions
* Using filters for special effects and
* Rendering your final project.
Project-led practical exercises
No previous experience is necessary. Students should be fluent in English.
Pierre Vella is an independent digital creative working in film, video and digital technologies. He is a founding member of MITA (Moving Image Training Alliance) and runs a series of training programmes in film and video post-production, web technologies and motion graphics in London and Cambridge.
Each student will be provided with their own workstation and can discuss any specific areas of interest they may have toward the end of each day with the tutor.
020 8525 4330