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Intermediate Adobe After Effects

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

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.


Upcoming Course Dates

Intermediate Adobe After Effects | Starts on 04/20/2023


Intermediate Adobe After Effects | Starts on 06/08/2023


Course Outline

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

Lesson 1: Parenting

  • Parenting Basics
  • Simple Pick Whipping
  • Using Parenting for Positioning
  • Assigning and Removing Multiple Parents
  • Parenting: Under the Hood
  • Parenting to a Null
  • Jump Parenting

Lesson 2: Using Compound Effects

  • Understanding Compound Effects
  • Using Nesting and Precomposing
  • Compound Blur
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Texturize
  • Displacement Map
  • Radial Blur
  • Card Dance

Lesson 3: Blending Modes and Track Mattes

  • Using Blending Modes
  • Applying and Changing Blending Modes
  • Overview and Uses of Each Blending Mode
  • Darkening and Lightening Modes
  • Combination Darkening and Lightening Modes
  • Using Subtraction and Divide Modes
  • Color Modes
  • Track Matte Basics
  • Luma Versus Alpha Mattes
  • Using Precomposing and Nesting with Track Mattes
  • Animated Mattes
  • Using Shape Layers to Create Track Mattes
  • Stencil and Silhouette Mattes
  • Using Preserve Transparency
  • Using Pre Compose to Fix Transparency Backgrounds

Lesson 4: Motion Tracking

  • Motion Tracking Basics
  • Single Point and Multipoint Tracking
  • Using Tracking Regions and Attach Points
  • Adjusting and Correcting Dropped Track Regions
  • Using the Mask Tracker with Content-Aware Fill
  • Perspective Tracking with Mocha
  • Using the Warp Stabilizer

Lesson 5: Expressions

  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Converting Legacy Expressions
  • Creating, Disabling, and Removing Expressions
  • Simple Pick Whipping
  • Using Basic Math with Expressions
  • Using the Expressions Language Menu
  • Interpolating with This to That
  • Editing Expressions
  • Using the Wiggle and LoopOut expressions
  • Using Copy with Relative Property Links
  • Converting Expressions to Keyframes
  • Saving Expressions as Presets

Lesson 6: Greenscreen Keying

  • Understanding Keying
  • Analyzing Greenscreen Footage
  • Using Garbage Mattes
  • Using Keylight 1.2 for Greenscreened Footage
  • Viewing and Refining the Matte
  • Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor Options
  • Using the Lumetri Color Effect with Keylight 1.2

Lesson 7: Using the Roto Brush 2

  • Setting up Rotoscoping using Roto Brush 2
  • Creating a Segmentation Boundary
  • Using Adjustment Strokes
  • Freezing and Editing Roto Brush Tool Results

Lesson 8: Performing Color Correction

  • Adjusting color with Standard Effects
  • Color Correction with the Lumetri Color Effect
  • Lumetri Color Secondary Color Correction
  • Using Lumetri Scopes
  • Color Correction with Blending Modes

Lesson 9: Creating Motion Graphics Templates

  • Preparing a Template Composition
  • Setting up a Motion Graphics Template
  • Adding Properties to the Essential Graphics Panel
  • Using the Essential Graphics Panel as a Control Panel
  • Providing Image and Video Options
  • Protecting the Timing of Template Sections
  • Exporting the Template as a Mogrt File

Lesson 10: Using Dynamic Link

  • Dynamic Linking of Adobe Premiere Sequences
  • Using Adobe Audition with After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator file creation for After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop Workflow Compatibility
  • Adobe Character Animator Dynamic Linking
  • Adobe Animate Dynamic Linking
  • Cinema 4D Dynamic Linking

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