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After Effects Intermediate | Training Course

Take your existing motion graphics and animation skills to the next level.
Learn in-depth features of this extremely powerful video editing software.


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After Effects Intermediate | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Deeper understanding of After Effects
  • Create animations with expressions
  • In-depth knowledge of keyframes
  • Understand layers and compositions
  • Link to Premiere and Cinema 4D
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 358 reviews

Day One

Project Settings in Detail

• Better workflow practices - structure

• Workflow for replacing and organising your assets

• Using Collect files for "Packaging"

The Info Palette

• Checking footage integrity

• Checking the Alpha Channel

• How Alpha Channels really work

• Avoiding basic Alpha mistakes

• Bit depth and colour spaces - 8,16 and 32 Bits per channel

Exploring Effects in Detail

• Using masks with effects - "compositing options"

• Better colour correction

• Combining effects with layers modes

• Better effect combination with effect transfer modes

• Some key under used effects

• Distortions and Warps

• Basic particle systems

Keyframes in Detail

• Keyframe Interpolation

• Spatial and Temporal Interpolation

• Controlling bezier path behaviour

The Graph Editor

• Two graphs in one - the Value and Velocity curves

• Controlling Speed with the graph editor

• Adjusting temporal Interpolation types for better control

Masks in Detail

• Tips for better mask control

• Creating a basic Rotoscope

• Rotoscoping - good and bad examples

• Refining edges

• Avoiding Rotoscoping where possible

• Mask Tracking

• Using Chroma keying to remove backgrounds

Text Layers in Detail

• Source text - a hidden gem

• Creating counters - source text with an expression

• Text animators in detail - advanced settings

Motion Tracking

• Following an object in a shot - basic position tracking

• How the tracker works

• Track settings for better results

• Tracker options

Day Two

Basic Expressions

• Wiggling and looping - getting better control

• Loop types

• Duplicating Wiggles - why and how

• Random "Seeds" - how they work and why it matters

• Linking properties with the "Pickwhip"

• Using Expression controls

• Using Expressions to create animations easily

• Creating automatic audio based animation

Shape Layers in Detail

• Adding more complex parameters to shape layers

• Converting Vector files to shape layers for better control

• Using Repeaters for shape generation and animation

Time Changes

• Time remapping

• Using correct Frame Blending settings

Render Settings in Detail

• Alpha output - avoiding problems with pre-multiplication

• File formats with greater bit depth

• Better use of Media encoder

• Compression settings - bit rates and how compressed files work

3D Layers in Detail

• Camera settings

• Depth of field

• 3D rendered choices

• Geometry options for extrusion

• Material options and reflections

• Lights Settings in detail

• Shadow problems solved

• Animated Camera problems and solutions

• Creating a Camera "Orbit Null"

• Creating complex camera animation easily

• The Collapse transformation button in 3D

Using After Effects with Adobe Premiere

• Dynamic link options

• Examples of typical workflows

The Link to Cinema 4D

• Cinema 4D Lite - how to access it

• Using Cinema 4D files within After Effects

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"Really enjoyed the course and Wolf was super knowledgeable and approachable! I did the intro AE course before and this was a brilliant next step. Learned a lot and excited to test my knew knowledge!"
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Latest Reviews

"Very good and clear instructions and tutorials, very approachable and friendly both the instructors and the other staff. Really like the lunch and the building environment as a whole."
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  • 17th March

"Very knowledgable and clear instructions provided by course instructor, Tom. Lunch was great."
  • 28th February

"It was really good to to be able to ask questions that related to projects I have at work. I feel a lot more confident about them."
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  • 24th February