Adobe After Effects CC (2020)

at Certstaffix Training - Laurel

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$1,330 4 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Nov 17, 10:00am - Nov 19, 5:00pm Eastern Time (3 sessions)

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Location:
Laurel, Downtown, Washington, D.C.
14502 Greenview Dr Ste 300A
Near Laurel Bowie Rd
Laurel, Maryland 20708
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Adobe After Effects CC.  After Effects CC provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals need. After Effects is widely used for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and the web. You can composite layers in many ways, apply and combine sophisticated visual and audio effects, and animate both objects and effects.


Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2020, 2019, 2018, & 2017 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)

Course Taught With: CC version 2020 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware


Course Outline


1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORKFLOW

  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding e¬ects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Review questions and answers

2 CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS

  • Getting started
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying e¬ects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the e¬ects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers

3 ANIMATING TEXT

  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Review questions and answers

4 WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS

  • Getting started
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition
  • Review questions and answers

5 ANIMATING A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Review questions and answers

6 ANIMATING LAYERS

  • Getting started
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • Review questions and answers

7 WORKING WITH MASKS

  • About masks
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Trimming the work area
  • Review questions and answers

8 DISTORTING OBJECTS WITH THE PUPPET TOOLS

  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Position pins
  • Adding Advanced and Bend pins
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Using the Puppet tools to animate video
  • Recording animation
  • Review questions and answers

9 USING THE ROTO BRUSH TOOL

  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
  • Review questions and answers

10 PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Review questions and answers

11 CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES

  • Getting started
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Providing image options
  • Protecting the timing of a section
  • Exporting the template
  • Review questions and answers

12 USING 3D FEATURES

  • Getting started
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Finishing the project
  • Review questions and answers

13 WORKING WITH THE 3D CAMERA TRACKER

  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Getting started
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
  • Tidying the composition
  • Adding a final object
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Adding an effect
  • Previewing the composition
  • Review questions and answers

14 ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES

  • Getting started
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect
  • Review questions and answers

15 RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING

  • Getting started
  • About rendering and output
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Review questions and answers

APPENDIX: GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

APPENDIX: CUSTOMIZING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

INDEX


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School Notes:

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Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.

Certstaffix Training offers instructor-led live training classes that can be taken from your home or work. We also have real physical locations where students can go and connect to class in a quiet office with a computer that we provide. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

All of our classes are offered live online and any student with a computer and an internet connection can take class from their home or anywhere else they feel comfortable. For customers who are concerned about COVID-19 with regard to attending classes from one of our computer labs, please know that you can switch to attend from home up to the day before class. We just ask that you notify us so we can send them class connection information and inform the center staff that they won’t be coming in for class. 

With regard to our computer labs, each one holds a maximum of only two students per room so no student will need to be in close proximity to any large group of people. We’ve also asked the centers that host our computer labs to disinfect all keyboards/mice/surfaces, etc. after each use and requested that they provide hand sanitizer to our students. That being said, we definitely understand if a student would feel more comfortable taking class from their home.  

We purchase and ship books to students two weeks before their class date and we are charged for any computer lab booking if not cancelled within a week of the booking date, so we would not be able to fully refund a student who wants to cancel less than two weeks before class without incurring a financial loss to us that we would not be able to recover. With the attend from home option, students do hava a choice to stay home and still get their training. Students can also choose to postpone their training to a later date if they wish. 

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

You can cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty or charge provided you give notice of 10 business days (M-F) or more days before the start of my class.

If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Should Certified Staffing Solutions need to cancel your class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certified Staffing Solutions will notify you as soon as possible. In such cases, you may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration.

Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certified Staffing Solutions suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certified Staffing Solutions classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certified Staffing Solutions will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.

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