Adobe Training Overview|
After Effects 5.0 Introduction is a hands-on instruction book that will introduce students to the world of 2D motion graphics, compositing, and visual effects.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
Although not necessary, most students will find a general graphics background and experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Premiere helpful.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Students will be able to use After Effects to add motion graphics and visual effects to film, video, multimedia, and Web projects.
Students enrolling in this course should be interested in creating movies that include 2D animation and visual effects.
You will need
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows ME.
- A Pentium II or faster processor (multiprocessor recommended).
- At least 128 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) (256 MB recommended).
- At least 120 MB of available hard-disk space.
- A color monitor (1024 x 768 resolution, 24-bit color recommended).
- A CD-ROM drive.
- Apple QuickTime 4.1 (or later).
- A sound card capable of producing 16-bit Mono audio and speakers (internal or external).
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Adobe Training Course duration
- Import footage and set up a composition in After Effects.
- Utilize the timeline and keyframes to animate layers of a composition.
- Apply effects to elements of a composition and preview audio and video.
- Create and animate text in a composition.
- Apply techniques to create complex animations and render compositions as QuickTime movies.
- Composite video clips inside one another and with still images.
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Setting Up an After Effects Composition
Lesson 2: Animating Compositions
- Topic 1A: Starting an After Effects Project
- Topic 1B: Setting Up a Composition
Lesson 3: Adding Effects to Your Composition
- Topic 2A: Scaling an After Effects Composition Layer
- Topic 2B: Rotating an After Effects Composition Layer
- Topic 2C: Creating a Motion Path
- Topic 2D: Synchronizing Motion
Lesson 4: Creating Titles and Animating Text
- Topic 3A: Applying a Drop Shadow Effect
- Topic 3B: Adjustment Layers
- Topic 3C: Nesting Compositions
- Topic 3D: Using the RAM Preview Function to Preview aComposition
Lesson 5: Animation and Keyframe Techniques
- Topic 4A: Creating Titles Using the Basic Text Effect
- Topic 4B: Animating Text in the Title-safe Zone
- Topic 4C: The In/Out Panels in the Timeline Window
- Topic 4D: Exporting a Movie Directly to QuickTime
Lesson 6: Compositing Video
- Topic 5A: Identifying Types of Keyframes
- Topic 5B: Creating Position Keyframes and Previewing YourComposition
- Topic 5C: Modifying Shapes to Simulate Impact
- Topic 5D: Adjusting Motion Paths
- Topic 5E: Duplicating Layers
- Topic 5F: Rendering Movies With the Render Queue
Appendix A: Working With After Effects
- Topic 6A: Importing Video Clips and Dragging Them to theComposition Window
- Topic 6B: Using the Time Stretch Command and Frame Blending
- Topic 6C: Setting Keyframes and Animating Video Layers
- Topic 6D: Compositing Video and Still Images
- Topic 6E: Compositing Video and Still Images
- Task 6E-1:
Appendix B: Keyboard Shortcuts
- Checklist for Efficient Workflow