Live Online After Effects Training

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 2 to 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £N/A

Self-funding: £N/A

Online: £275 to £1045

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Overview of the After Effects Online Training Course
Join one of our live After Effects classroom training sessions as a remote student over the internet. Our online training courses are ideal for those who find it difficult to travel to our training facilities. You will attend a classroom training which takes place at one of our training centres with real instructors and students without leaving your home or office. You will have the opportunity to interact with your instructors, ask questions, follow demonstrations, hear and see your fellow students just like you would if you were physically in the classroom. It’s exactly like being in a classroom, without the cost of travel and accommodation. Plus the cost of the online training is lower than the traditional classroom training courses. You can attend the following Adobe After Effects courses as an online student: After Effects Beginner, After Effects Intermediate, After Effects Advanced, After Effects Fast Track Silver and After Effects Fast Track Gold.

HOW IT WORKS
Using a dedicated technology, we link you to your scheduled After Effects training course as it takes place live at our training facilities. Traditionally, a training day starts at 10am and runs until 4:30pm, which is when you need to be in front of your computer. You will be following your instructor’s monitor as the demonstrations take place, you will then practice what you’ve learned on your own computer. Along the way, you will be able to interact with your instructor, ask questions as well as take part in discussions during the training. If you get stuck, your instructor can take control of your mouse and show you the right way of completing a specific task.

The Online Adobe After Effects courses are live and interactive.

PREREQUESITES
Almost all modern computers nowadays will have sufficient technology for the live training courses. However, to ensure you get the most out of your online training experience, there are a few things to keep in mind. In order to attend one of the After Effects courses as an online student, you need to have a decent broadband connection (a connection that’s good enough for a traditional HD video call will suffice). You will also need a pair of headphones or speakers as well as a microphone. 

Although not compulsory, you are advised to have a dual-monitor setup. Ideally, you would be following your instructor from one monitor and use the other monitor to practice the tools you are taught. As an alternative, you can use a single monitor and split it into two sections. 

You will need to have either the full version of Adobe After Effects or a free trial installed on your computer for the duration of the training. 

DOCKLANDS MEDIA PROMISE
As an online student, you have the same level of benefits as our traditional students. We are committed to providing you with the best possible Adobe After Effects training experience, be it online or in person. 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:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online After Effects course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with digidemy.com

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Online 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.

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.

AFTER EFFECTS BEGINNER

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
  • Switches 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

 

AFTER EFFECTS INTERMEDIATE

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

 

AFTER EFFECTS ADVANCED

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

Education and Non-profit Organisation discounts is not available for this online training course.

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

Student & Freelancer discount is not available for this online training course.

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