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After Effects Adv | Training Course

This course is for motion graphics designers making the final push to expert status.
The ultimate power-user course for Adobe After Effects.

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After Effects Adv | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Gain expert level of knowledge
  • Confidently complete complex steps
  • Expressions for problem-solving
  • Integration with 3D software
  • Advanced keyframe techniques
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 309 reviews

Day One

Keyframing Techniques

  • Keyframe interpolation
  • Understand spatial vs. temporal
  • Graph editor use to control keyframes
  • Creating “Overshoot” easily

Time Remapping

  • “Blocking areas” with keyframes
  • Time remap within the graph editor
  • Frame blending
  • Time remap effects
  • Using expressions to control time flow

Expressions in Detail

  • Most common expression problems
  • Creating simulations with simple maths
  • Linking properties in a more complex manner
  • Getting better control of the values
  • Using Variables
  • Dimensions – How many values?
  • The “Linear” expression
  • “Global” or “Local” controls
  • Creating complex expression setups
  • Distance checks and averages
  • Making out own Depth based effects
  • Creating speed based effects
  • Using expressions with 3D layers
  • Solving 2D and 3D layer problems
  • The “toComp” expression – an essential too

Advanced Effect Usage

  • Procedural textures
  • Better use of simulation effects
  • Fixing effect problems using expressions
  • Logo disintegrations
  • Custom particle effects
  • Footage analysis – what to look for
  • Using effects to detect errors and compression
  • Simulating Camera “Aberrations” from real cameras
  • Chromatic aberration and Specular bloom

3D Layers – Advanced Techniques

  • Creating a flexible camera set up
  • Better placement of layers in 3D space
  • Complex movement with the Orbit Null
  • 3D space problems – frames of reference
  • Creating an environment
  • Resolution issues
  • 3D or “Camera aware” effects
  • Particle systems in 3D
  • Advanced Layer placement – auto orientation to camera

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Day Two

Render “Order”

  • Understanding how After Effects processes effects and layers
  • Solving the most common composition problems
  • Practical examples of render order problems and solutions

Image Stabilisation

  • Understanding the Warp stabiliser effect
  • Checking for perspective distortion

3D Camera Tracking – 3D with Real Footage

  • Understanding the track data
  • Compositing layers into a real shot
  • Depth and scale issues
  • Effect usage in the 3D scene
  • Correct depth resolution with “toComp”
  • Creating a new background plate
  • Using the camera track for compositing
  • Using the track to help with Rotoscope areas
  • Exporting the camera for Cinema 4D integration

Creating a Procedural Custom Logo Animation Using Expressions

  • Creating the logo in illustrator
  • Import and setup
  • Creating the expressions to “drive” the animation with no keyframes
  • Random motion and rotation
  • Refining the animation
  • Building custom controls
  • Effects and overlays
  • Precomposing and then unfolding the 3D

Cinema4D Integration

  • Creating assets in Cinema 4D and usage
  • “2.5D” vs “Real” 3D – understanding the difference
  • Compositing 3D elements into a camera track shot

Best practice in After Effects


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"Wolf was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in the area of After Effects and Cinema 4D. He was a joy to talk to and didn't make anyone feel uncomfortable to ask any silly questions. Also the set up and signing in for the course was very well arranged. Alexander was very helpful."
ITV
  • 14th June


"The follow up the week before the course started was pretty good, with Alexander trying to make sure I had everything I needed for the course. Even for being an advanced course, the trainer explained everything in a simple way and I didn't have many issues trying to follow the lesson. This is great because I thought my level wasn't high enough for this particular course, but it turned out to be really easy to follow along."
Deutsche Bank
  • 14th June


"The teacher was very knowledgeable, supportive, and funny. Throughout the course, it felt like we were listened to and the course took a direction that the students wanted to take. A bit of flexibility was helpful to cover all our areas of interest."
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