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After Effects Bootcamp

at Training Connection - Downtown

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$1,845 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Jun 12, 9:00am - Jun 16, 4:00pm Pacific Time ( 5 sessions )

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Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Students will learn more on creating special effects for video and motion graphics.

Target Audience: Graphic and Video professionals who need an essential understanding of video editing, motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from many hands-on projects and tricks learnt on the class. No prior experience of After Effects is required. Training available on both Mac and PC.

Detailed Course Outline:

Introduction: Real-World Usage of After Effects
  • What is After Effects?
  • Cloud complete versus standalone plans
  • What type of media can it create?
  • What kind of media can be imported into After Effects?
  • Components of an After Effects file
  • After Effects workflow: Best practices
  • Media deployment file fomat roundup
  • What determines a project’s resolution?
  • What determines a project’s frame rate?
  • What are best practices regarding graphical and audio assets?
  • What technical specifications must be met?
Hands-On Unit 1: Setting Up an After Effects Project
  • About RAM and real-time rendering
  • Understanding linked media, and reloading clips
  • Setting Preferences and Project Settings
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a Composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating a Composition
  • Working with the Time Controls Panel
  • Working with Switches and Modes in the Timeline
  • Creating rendering presets, and rendering a Composition
  • Customizing the After Effects Workspace
Hands-On Unit 2: Basic Animation With Effects and Presets
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Creating text
  • Applying text animation presets
  • Applying effects to layers
  • Previewing effects
  • Nesting and pre-composing
  • Adding transparency
Hands-On Unit 3: Animating Text
  • Title design: Adding text layers
  • Creating and formatting text
  • Using text animation presets
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation basics
  • Animating using parenting
  • Converting imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Converting path points to positional keyframes
  • Auto-orienting a layer along a motion path
  • Adding motion blur
  • Rendering a Composition
Hands-On Unit 4: Animating Shapes
  • Differences between shape and mask layers
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating and animating shapes
  • Using Repeaters
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Rendering a Composition using the AME
Hands-On Unit 5: Skills Summation Project
  • Adjusting layer anchor points
  • Masking video using vector shapes
  • Applying self-generating effects
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Mixing audio track levels
Hands-On Unit 6: Working with Masks
  • Understanding alpha channels, masks, mattes, and keying
  • Importing masks from Photoshop
  • Animating masks
  • Exploring keyframe interpolation with the Graph Editor
  • Creating Animation Presets
  • Creating and editing masks in After Effects
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Using the Mask Feather Tool
  • Applying blend modes
  • Creating a vignette
  • Color correction basics
Hands-On Unit 7: Working in 3D
  • Manipulating 2D text and objects in 3D space
  • Creating and shading extruded 3D text
  • Animating 3D text
  • Multiple scene Views
  • Applying lights to 3D layers
  • Shading and shadowing layers
  • Animating light and Materials properties
  • Third-party 3D plug-ins
Hands-On Unit 8: Color Correction and Cleanup Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing a background
  • Using the Clone Tool to remove unwanted elements
  • Correcting a color range
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
Hands-On Unit 9: Rendering and Exporting
  • Testing for final Renders and Exports
  • Understanding video and audio compression
  • Rendering in After Effects’ Render Queue
  • Rendering in the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating Render templates
  • Rendering and Exporting to a variety of media types:
  • High-resolution recompositing
  • DVD-VWeb video
  • YouTubeMobile devices
  • Web video
Hands-On Unit 10: 3D—Advanced Concepts
  • Switching camera perspectives
  • Working with multiple views
  • Adding and animating lights
  • Adding and animating cameras
  • Interpolating camera motion
  • Cutting between multiple cameras
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite in After Effects
Hands-On Unit 11: Advanced Masking
  • Adapting complex masks
  • Positioning and scaling complex mask elements
  • Feathering complex masks
  • Animating complex masks
  • Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush Tool
  • Creating and refining Roto Brush segmentation boundaries
  • Freezing and unfreezing Roto Brush segments
Hands-On Unit 12: Color Keying
  • Understanding blue and green screen keys
  • Creating garbage mattes
  • Refining mattes and masks
  • Using the Keylight effect
  • Using the standard Color Key effect
Hands-On Unit 13: Particle Simulations
  • Applying Particle Simulation effects
  • Adjusting birth rate, longevity, and other effect properties
  • Adding additional effects
  • Compositing Particle Simulations
Hands-On Unit 14: Time-warp Simulations
  • Using the Timewarp effect to retime video
  • Establishing keyframes to control speed
  • Using the Graph Editor to adjust fast, slow, and reverse motion
Hands-On Unit 15: Painting and Cloning
  • Understanding the Paint tools
  • Modifying and saving custom Brushes
  • Creating Brush strokes
  • Animating strokes
  • Rotoscoping with brush strokes
  • Animating with the Eraser tool
  • Duplicating video with the Clone tool
Hands-On Unit 16: Puppet Tool Distortion
  • About the Puppet Tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Stiffening with the Starch Tool
  • Animating pin positions
Hands-On Unit 17: Warp Stabilization and Motion Tracking
  • Using the Warp Stabilizer VFX feature
  • Customizing Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Using the Track Motion panel
  • Applying single-point motion tracking
  • Working with track points
  • Appying multipoint tracking
  • Creating motion tracking by applying Mocha planar data
Hands-On Unit 18: Expressions
  • Writing Expressions
  • Pick Whip Expressions
Hands-On Unit 19: 3D Camera Tracking
  • Tracking footage
  • Creating text and shadows
  • Adding ambient lightLocking layers to planes with null objects
  • Adjusting Camera depth of field
Hands-On Unit 20: Time-lapse Simulations
  • Simulating Time-lapse photography
  • Manipulating light over time
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Creating a track matte
  • Animating shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Applying Time Remapping keyframes
  • Customizing Time Remapping keyframe values
Note: Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

What's Included:
  • Adobe After Effect Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months Free Repeat Policy

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Refund Policy

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

  • Rescheduling requests made 8 business days before the commencement of the training are free.
  • Rescheduling that takes place within 8 business days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee.
  • We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.
We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.


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The easiest access is from the State 110N Freeway (Harbor Hwy)

If traveling North-bound on 110N Hwy

  • Take the 9th St exit
  • Turn Left at Figueroa Street
  • Turn Left into Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Right (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

    If traveling South-bound on 110S Hwy
  • Take the 4th St exit towards WILSHIRE blvd / 6TH St / 3RD St
  • Turn left at Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Left (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

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