Adobe After Effects Training - Fast Track Silver

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Duration: 5 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £795

Self-funding: £675

Online: £635

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Overview of the course
After Effects Fast Track – Silver is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses. Upon completion, you will have gained all the essential skills to start working in the film and TV industry as a motion graphics artist. With hands-on practice, you will learn the fundamentals of After Effects. Our expert motion graphic designers will provide you with countless tips and tricks too.

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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 are just starting off their motion graphics journey. Even if you have some experience in using this application, you will certainly find this class useful, as it will help you rid yourself from some of the bad habits you might have picked up over time.

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

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.

Introduction to After Effects
  • Understanding the basics of motion graphics
  • Some useful terminology
  • Welcome screen
  • Tools and panels
Importing Assets
  • Working with layered files
  • Different file types
  • Creating compositions
Integration with Adobe’s Design Products
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator
  • Importing AI/PS files and available options
Basic Animation Concepts
  • Layer transform properties
  • Timing and keyframing
  • Motion paths
  • Layer orientation
Working with Effects
  • Introduction to effects
  • Effect parameters
  • Re-ordering effects
  • Disabling effects

Working with Audio

  • Adding audio
  • Different formats
  • Previewing audio
  • Audio effects
Linking Different Layers
  • Parenting
  • Using the pick-whip
  • Pre-composing
  • Swithces and modes
Working with Masks
  • Creating a simple mask
  • Custom shape tools
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Handles and bezier curves
  • Mask properties
Adjustment Layers
  • Creating and using Adjustment Layers
  • Advantages and limitations
Rotoscoping
  • Separating the foreground from the background
  • Animating masks
  • Using the Roto Brush Tool

Motion Tracking

  • Understanding how motion tracking works
  • Stabilising motion
  • Applying tracking data to another layer
Text Animation
  • Working with text layers
  • Animation presets
  • Using text animators
  • Range selectors
Animating Vector Files
  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Creating a mesh
  • Keyframing puppet pins
Exporting
  • Understanding the Render Queue and its properties
  • Different file formats
  • Codecs
  • Exporting for different platforms
Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Different keyframes
  • Animation assistants
  • Easing the keyframes
  • Temporal interpolation
  • Spatial interpolation
  • Animating the Anchor Point

Shape Layers

  • Creating basic and advanced shapes
  • Animating shape layers
  • Using the repeater
Enhancing Clips
  • Understanding different layer modes
  • Creating artificial light
  • Using Fractal and Turbulent Noise effects
  • Light tricks
The Third Dimension
  • Setting up 3D scenes
  • Working with 3D layers
  • 3D properties
  • Perspective tricks

Cycore Collection Effects

  • Introduction to CC effects
  • Realistic rain and snow
  • Force Motion Blur
  • CC Ball Action
Vegas and Stroke Effects
  • Adding a stroke to a path
  • Creating glowing whips and animated lines
  • Creating flourishes
Displacement Maps
  • Understanding displacement maps
  • Using Photoshop to create a displacement map
  • Animating still images
Particles
  • What are particles?
  • Different uses of particles
  • Simple particle systems

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.

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