Adobe After Effects Training - Advanced

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £515

Self-funding: £435

Online: £395

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Overview of the course
One of the most advanced After Effects courses you can get. These three days will teach you how to master the concept of colour correction, work with advanced expressions, 3D lights, rigging cameras, time re-mapping, as well as hundreds (literally!) of tips and tricks. Upon completion, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to create visually stunning videos, infographics and animations. You will be working on real-life projects with our expert motion graphics artists. This course will also prepare you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, which is an excellent way to prove that you can use After Effects at an advanced level.

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We are committed to providing you with the best possible Adobe After Effects training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn After Effects inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your After Effects training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe After Effects training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your After Effects Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Adobe After Effects training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 6 months with no interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your After Effects course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of After Effects is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your After Effects training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your After Effects course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of After Effects, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Adobe Certified After Effects instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide.

This course is for…
Those who already have a working knowledge of After Effects and are now looking to expand their skills, explore some of the advanced features of the application and prepare themselves for the Adobe Certified Exam.

Prerequisites
Ideally you will have attended our After Effects Intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge of the application.

About the application
Adobe After Effects is one of the most powerful digital motion graphics and compositing applications out there. It is mainly used to create 2D, 2.5D, and 3D animations, title sequences, visual effects, colour correction, and compositing by filmmakers and broadcasters. With its ability to integrate seamlessly with other applications, After Effects is an invaluable tool for any motion designer.

Colour Keying

  • Understanding different types of keying
  • Using KeyLight
  • Creating a garbage matte
  • Refining a matte
Expressions
  • Understanding basic and advanced expressions
  • Syntax and Array 
  • Working with more complex expressions
  • Expression controllers
  • Driving a property with audio levels
Advanced Particles
  • Creative uses of particles
  • Built-in particles
  • Third party plug-ins

Advanced 3D

  • Building 3D Models from layered files
  • Creating a 3D room
  • Cameras and Lights
  • Shining lights through glasses and windows
  • Material properties
Playing with Time
  • Time re-mapping
  • Timewarp
  • Time in graph editor 
Advanced Motion Tracking
  • Understanding the Motion Tracker options
  • Using multiple trackers
  • Tracking a camera
  • Tracking with Mocha for After Effects

Working in 32bpc

  • Understanding bit depths
  • Working with super-white
  • Creating neon glows

Advanced Colour Correction

  • Key concepts
  • Matching colour
  • Matching grain
  • Removing blemishes
3D Text and Kinetic Typography
  • Extruding text in 3D
  • Lighting text
  • Working with null objects
  • Animating cameras
  • Working with Kinetic Typography
Using the Graph Editor
  • Graph editor demystified
  • Different options for refining animations
  • Different types of keyframes in graph editor
 Adobe Certified Expert Exam
  • Booking an exam
  • Preparation
  • Further resources

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.

Use the form below to make an enquiry about this course or to make a booking. One of our consultants will respond to your enquiry immediately during usual business hours.