Adobe After Effects

 

Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard motion graphics and video compositing software platform. Used the world over to create rich content and add sophistication to any presentation, it integrates seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premiere Pro to add extended functionality and offer advanced content creation possibilities.

 

Cherry Blossom Training is proud to offer wide variety of different training classes on this powerful software. No matter your experience level with graphic design, video editing, or your familiarity with Adobe After Effects, we will get you up and running, ready to create great content. Contact us now to schedule a session onsite or online!

 Intro to

After Effects

Intro to After

Effects for

Designers

Intermediate

 After Effects

Advanced

After Effects

Compositing with

After Effects

Advanced 3D

in After Effects

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Pre-Requisites: Knowledge of Windows/Mac OS, basic familiarity with Adobe software.

 

Intended Students: Individuals with no background in After Effects who need to become familiar with its basic processes, terminology, and workflows, and core components.

The typical curriculum for Introduction to Adobe After Effects is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One:

 

Introduction

•  Software Interface Overview

•  Adobe Video Workflow

•  Adobe Extended Workflow

•  Purpose and Typical Useage

 

Basic Elements

•  Importing and Organizing

•  Types of Layers

•  Properties of Layers
•  Keyframing

•  Animation Presets

•  Applying Effects to Layers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Two:

 

Working with Shapes

•  Shape Animators

•  Shape Tools & Shape Layers

 

Working with Masks

•  The Pen Tool

•  Shape Tools

 

Working with Text

•  Text Animators

 

Working with Layers

•  Layer Switches

•  Layer Snapping

•  Layer Alignment

•  Trimming Layers

•  Aligning and Distributing Layers

 

 

 

Day Three:

 

The Puppet Tool

•  Puppet Pin Tool

•  Puppet Starch Tool

•  Puppet Overlap Tool

•  Recording Puppet Animation

 

Commonly Used Effects

•  Stroke Effect

•  Fractal Noise

•  Four-Color Gradient

•  Other Effects

 

Rendering and Exporting

•  Render Queue

•  Render Templates

•  Rendering with Adobe Media Encoder

 

Q&A with Instructor

 

Introduction to After Effects for Graphic Designers

Pre-Requisites: Facility with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe InDesign

 

Intended Students: Individuals with an extensive background in graphic design who are switching, or considering a change, to working with motion graphics.

The typical curriculum for Intro to After Effects for Designers is a streamlined version of the regular "Intro to Adobe After Effects" training session, designed to fit into two days. Its focus is on the commonalities between After Effects and other Adobe products, while also providing a thorough grounding on the distinctives of Motion Graphics and video production. It is strongly suggested that only those with a background in graphic design and who have experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and/or Adobe InDesign take this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Key Topics include:

•  Basics of Video

•  Brief History of Video and Video Compositing

•  Digital Video - Core Concepts and Terminology
•  After Effects Interface

•  Managing Time

•  Managing Motion

•  Keyframing and the Graph Editor

•  Temporal and Spatial Interpolation

•  Similarities and differences between After Effects and Photoshop/Illustrator

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Adobe After Effects

Pre-Requisites: Satisfactory completion of either Introduction to Adobe After Effects or Adobe After Effects for Graphic Designers.

 

Intended Students: Individuals who have previously taken the Introduction to Adobe After Effects class and have had an opportunity to put their skills to use for a minimum of 3-6 months.

The typical curriculum for Intermediate Adobe After Effects is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: "After Effects Apprentice" - Chris & Trish Meyers, Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One (Advanced Animation Techniques):

 

Parenting

•  Layer Space & Comp Space

•  Parenting

•  Parenting Pickwhip

•  Null Objects

 

Expressions

•  Fundamentals

•  Terminology

•  Attributions, Methods, and Simple Math

•  Expression Pickwhip

•  Property Links

 

Linking Puppet Animation with Expressions

•  Detailed Exploration of the Puppet Tool

•  Linking pin position to Null Objects

•  Intro DUIK Inverse Kinematics Plug-in

Day Two (Transparency & Compositing):

 

Transparency

•  Track Mattes  (Alpha & Luma)

•  Preserve Underlying Transparency

•  Color Keying and the Keylight Effect

•  Refine Matte Effects

•  Rotobrush Tool

 

Compositing

•  Blending Modes

•  Color Correction Effects

 

Tracking

•  Motion Tracking

•  Planar Tracking with mocha AE

•  Warp Stabilizer

 

Q&A with Instructor

Advanced Adobe After Effects

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Intro and Intermediate After Effects, facility with Photoshop.

 

Intended Students: Individuals with an extensive background in 2D motion graphics who are looking for a thorough grounding in the 3D capabilities offered in Adobe After Effects

The typical curriculum for Advanced Adobe After Effects is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: "Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist" - Angie Taylor, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One (Essentials of 3D):

 

3D in After Effects

•  Limitations and Capabilities of 3D in After Effects

•  World Space

•  Orthographic and Camera Views

•  Orientation vs Rotation

•  3D Position Coordinates

•  Cameras

•  Lights

•  Collapsing Transformations

 

Creating 3D Compositions

•  Importing and Arranging Assets in 3D

•  Animating Cameras using Camera Rigs

•  Animating Cameras using "Sure Target"

•  Creating multi-layer compositions in Photoshop from one still image

•  Lighting Theory & Best Practices

 

Day Two (Extending 3D):

 

Cinema 4D in After Effects

•  Creating a New Cinema 4D Project

•  Exporting from After Effects to Cinema 4D

•  Cineware Effect

 

3D Camera Tracker

•  Shooting Trackable Footage

•  Getting better results from the Tracker Effect

•  Compositing elements into the shot

 

Vanishing Point Projects

•  Creating Vanishing Point Projects in Photoshop

•  Importing .vpe files into After Effects

•  Best Practices

 

Q&A with Instructor

Advanced Video Compositing

with Adobe After Effects

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Advanced Adobe After Effects or instructor approval.

 

Intended Students: Individuals that have completed previous coursework, or whose work experience provides them with the background knowledge sufficient for success in an advanced class.

The typical curriculum for Compositing with After Effects is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

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Advanced 3D in Adobe After Effects

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Advanced Adobe After Effects or instructor approval.

 

Intended Students: Individuals that have completed previous coursework, or whose work experience provides them with the background knowledge sufficient for success in an advanced class.

The typical curriculum for Advanced 3D in Adobe After Effects is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One (In Depth 3D Features):

 

3D in After Effects

•  Review of 3D Basics

 

Cameras

•  Camera Depth of Field

•  Camera Aperture Essentials

•  Setting/Linking Focal Distance to Layer

•  Auto-orientation of Single Node Cameras

•  lookAt() Method

 

Lights

•  Shadow Density/Diffusion

•  Light Transmission

•  Layer Material Properties

•  Negative Lights

•  Lights as Adjustment Layers

 

 

Day Two (Extending 3D Concepts):

 

Using 3D Camera Tracker for Matchmoving

•  Setting the Ground Plane and Origin Point

•  Creating the Camera alone

•  Creating Nulls from Tracker Points

•  Creating and Importing 3D Assets in Cinema 4D

•  Positioning Assets in 3D Space in Cinema 4D

 

3D Aware Effects

•  Shatter Effect

•  CC Particle World

 

Giving the Illusion of 3D

•  toComp() Method

•  Lens Flare and other Single Control Point Effects

•  Advanced Lightning other other Two Control Point

 

Q&A with Instructor

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