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  • After Effects Beginner Course 
  • After Effects Advanced Course

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
July        
25 Jul - 26 Jul Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
31 Jul - 01 Aug Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
August        
07 Aug - 08 Aug Bristol 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
07 Aug - 08 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
14 Aug - 15 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
14 Aug - 15 Aug Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
22 Aug - 23 Aug Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
24 Aug - 25 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
30 Aug - 31 Aug Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
September        
13 Sep - 14 Sep Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
18 Sep - 19 Sep Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
26 Sep - 27 Sep Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
October        
24 Oct - 25 Oct Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
25 Oct - 26 Oct Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
30 Oct - 31 Oct Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
November        
13 Nov - 14 Nov Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
21 Nov - 22 Nov Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
28 Nov - 29 Nov Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
December        
14 Dec - 15 Dec Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
 
07 Aug - 08 Aug Bristol 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
 
31 Jul - 01 Aug Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
30 Aug - 31 Aug Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
26 Sep - 27 Sep Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
30 Oct - 31 Oct Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
28 Nov - 29 Nov Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
 
25 Jul - 26 Jul Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
22 Aug - 23 Aug Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
18 Sep - 19 Sep Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
25 Oct - 26 Oct Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
21 Nov - 22 Nov Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
14 Dec - 15 Dec Leeds - City Centre 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
 
07 Aug - 08 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
14 Aug - 15 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
24 Aug - 25 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
 
14 Aug - 15 Aug Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
13 Sep - 14 Sep Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
24 Oct - 25 Oct Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book
13 Nov - 14 Nov Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £395 Book

After Effects CC Beginner course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

This two day course is to teach students new to post production techniques to get the most from this immensely powerful software. Whether you are a motion graphics designer, a web designer, media artist or broadcast video editor, Adobe After Effects allows you to create stunning motion graphics and visual effects.


Learning Objectives:

On this course you'll be introduced to the After Effects interface, learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes, use colour effectively and export files.


After taking this course you will be able to:

  • • Create 2D Elements
  • • Build a Composition
  • • Create an Animated Pattern
  • • Rendering Compositions
  • • Combine Components
  • • Work with Text and Numbers
  • • Build 3D Elements
  • • Combine 2D Elements in a Composite
  • • Make a 3D Composite
  • • Put together a scene
  • • Create Templates for Rendering Process

Target Audience:

Someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be interested mainly in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects.

After Effects CC Beginner course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Outline:


Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Workflow

  • • Getting started
  • • Creating a project and importing footage
  • • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • • Animating the composition
  • • Previewing your work
  • • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • • Customizing workspaces
  • • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • • Checking for updates


Lesson 2: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

  • • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • • Creating the composition
  • • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • • Applying effects to a layer
  • • Applying an animation preset
  • • Previewing the effects
  • • Adding Transparency
  • • Rendering the composition


Lesson 3: Animating Text

  • • Getting started
  • • About text layers
  • • Creating and formatting point text
  • • Using a text animation preset
  • • Animating with scale keyframes
  • • Animating using parenting
  • • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • • Animating type tracking
  • • Animating text opacity
  • • Using a text animator group
  • • Cleaning up the path animation
  • • Animating a nontext layer along a motion path
  • • Adding motion blur
  • • Exporting to Adobe Flash Professional


Lesson 4: Working with Shape Layers

  • • Getting started
  • • Adding a shape layer
  • • Creating custom shapes
  • • Creating stars
  • • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • • Adding a title bar
  • • Using Brainstorm to experiment


Lesson 5: Animating a Multimedia Presentation

  • • Getting started
  • • Animating the scenery using parenting
  • • Adjusting an anchor point
  • • Masking video using vector shapes
  • • Keyframing a motion path
  • • Animating additional elements
  • • Applying an effect
  • • Creating an animated slide show
  • • Adding an audio track
  • • Zooming in for a final close-up


Lesson 6: Animating Layers

  • • Getting started
  • • Simulating lighting changes
  • • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • • Animating movement in the scenery
  • • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • • Animating the shadows
  • • Adding a lens flare effect
  • • Animating the clock
  • • Retiming the composition


Lesson 7: Working With Masks

  • • About masks
  • • Getting started
  • • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • • Editing a mask
  • • Replacing the content of the mask
  • • Adding a reflection
  • • Creating a vignette
  • • Adjusting the color


Lesson 8: Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

  • • Getting started
  • • About the Puppet tools
  • • Adding Deform pins
  • • Defining areas of overlap
  • • Stiffening an area
  • • Animating pin positions
  • • Recording animation


Lesson 9: Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • • About rotoscoping
  • • Getting started
  • • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • • Fine-tuning the matte
  • • Creating a transition from the full clip to the foreground
  • • Creating the logo
  • • Animating text
  • • Adding a background image
  • • Adding audio


Lesson10: Performing Color Correction

  • • Getting started
  • • Adjusting color balance
  • • Replacing the background
  • • Removing unwanted elements
  • • Correcting a range of colors
  • • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect


Lesson 11: Building 3D Objects

  • • Getting started
  • • Building a 3D object
  • • Working with a null object
  • • Working with 3D text
  • • Creating a backdrop for 3D animation
  • • Nesting a 3D composition
  • • Adding a camera
  • • Completing the scene


Lesson 12: Using 3D Features

  • • Getting started
  • • Animating 3D objects
  • • Animating a camera
  • • Adjusting layer timing
  • • Using 3D lights
  • • Adding effects
  • • Adding motion blur
  • • Previewing the entire animation


Lesson 13: Advanced Editing Techniques

  • • Getting started
  • • Using motion stabilization
  • • Using single-point motion tracking
  • • Using multipoint tracking
  • • Creating a particle simulation
  • • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect


Lesson 14: Rendering and Outputting

  • • Getting started
  • • Creating templates for output modules
  • • Exporting to different output media

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
July        
25 Jul - 26 Jul Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £550 Book
August        
29 Aug - 30 Aug Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £550 Book

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
25 Jul - 26 Jul Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £550 Book
29 Aug - 30 Aug Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £550 Book

After Effects CC Advanced course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

This course will help you master the concepts and features you learned in our beginner course. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing and experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status in After Effects.


Learning Objectives:

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • • Work Effectively with the Timeline
  • • Understand Transparency: Alpha Channels and Edge Multiplication
  • • Work with Mask Modes
  • • Optimize Projects
  • • Color Correct a Composition
  • • Color Key Your Work
  • • Use a Motion Tracker
  • • Use a Camera and Optics
  • • Code Expressions
  • • Put together a scene
  • • Create Templates for Rendering Process

Target Audience:

Before taking this course, you should have already attended our After Effects Beginner training course and have had a minimum of 3 months experience working in After Effects.

After Effects CC Advanced course


We also offer training in CS6


Course Outline:


Lesson 1: Composite in After Effects

  • • A over B
  • • Organization
  • • Take Control of Settings
  • • View Panels and Previews
  • • Effects: Plug-ins and Animation Presets
  • • Output and the Render Queue
  • • Assemble the Shot


Lesson 2: The Timeline

  • • Organization
  • • Keyframes and the Graph Editor
  • • Timeline Panel Shortcuts
  • • Spatial Offsets
  • • Motion Blur
  • • Timing and Retiming
  • • So Why the Bouncing Ball Again?


Lesson 3: Selections: The Key to Compositing

  • • Methods to Combine Layers
  • • Optics and Edges
  • • Transparency: Alpha Channels and Edge Multiplication
  • • Mask Modes
  • • Combine Selections
  • • Animated Masks
  • • Composite With or Without Selections: Blending Modes
  • • Track Mattes
  • • Right Tool for the Job


Lesson 4: Optimize Projects

  • • Nested Comps, Multiple Projects
  • • Adjustment and Guide Layers
  • • Faster! Control the Render Pipeline
  • • Optimize a Project


Lesson 5: Color Correction

  • • Color Correction for Image Optimization
  • • Levels: Histograms and Channels
  • • Curves: Gamma and Contrast
  • • Hue/Saturation: Color and Intensity
  • • Color Look Development
  • • Color Matching


Lesson 6: Color Keying

  • • Procedural Mattes
  • • Linear Keyers and Hi-Con Mattes
  • • Color Keying: Greenscreen, Bluescreen
  • • Keylight for Color Keying
  • • Fine Tuning and Problem Solving
  • • Shoot for the Perfect Matte


Lesson 7: Rotoscoping and Paint

  • • Roto Brush
  • • The Articulated Matte
  • • Refined Mattes
  • • Deformation
  • • Paint and Cloning
  • • Alternatives


Lesson 8: Effective Motion Tracking

  • • Point Tracker
  • • Track a Scene
  • • Smooth a Camera Move
  • • Planar Tracker: mocha-AE
  • • Track Roto/Paint
  • • 3D Tracking


Lesson 9: The Camera and Optics

  • • Cameras: Virtual and Real
  • • 3D
  • • Camera and Story
  • • Depth of Focus
  • • Grain
  • • Lens Optics & Looks


Lesson 10: Expressions

  • • What Expressions Are
  • • Creating Expressions
  • • The Language of Expressions
  • • Linking an Effect Parameter to a Property
  • • Using a Layer's Index
  • • Looping Keyframes
  • • Using Markers
  • • Time Remapping Expressions
  • • Layer Space Transforms
  • • Color Sampling and Conversion


Lesson 11: Advanced Color Options and HDR

  • • Dynamic Range: Bit Depth and Film
  • • Color Realism: Linear HDRI
  • • Color Fidelity: Management, Depth, LUTs


Lesson 12: Light

  • • Source and Direction
  • • Color Looks
  • • Source, Reflection, and Shadow
  • • Multipass 3D Compositing


Lesson 13: Climate and the Environment

  • • Particulate Matter
  • • Sky Replacement
  • • Fog, Smoke, and Mist
  • • Billowing Smoke
  • • Wind and Ambience
  • • Precipitation


Lesson 14: Pyrotechnics: Heat, Fire, Explosions

  • • Firearms
  • • Energy Effects
  • • Heat Distortion
  • • Fire
  • • Explosions
  • • In a Blaze of Glory
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    Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.