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Adobe After Effects CC Quick Start

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  •   01 Class Introduction & What is After Effects

    03:39

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About The Class

Animate text and add motion to your video

Knowing how to utilize the tools and opportunities in Adobe® After Effects® can take your video from amateur to professional. Award-winning filmmaker and author Chad Perkins will help you get started with utilizing this motion software. This course covers the basics of starting a project and how to make the most of the many ways to bring life to a video. You’ll learn:

  • How to start a project and create a composition
  • Working with layers
  • Creating text
  • Understanding animation
  • Working with textures and shapes
  • Creating 3D motion with lighting and camera
  • Compositing techniques

Learn to enhance your video projects by animating text or creating transitional effects with this quick start into Adobe After Effects CC.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe After Effects CC 2018


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction & What is After Effects

    03:39
  2. 02

    Workflow Overview

    09:18
  3. 03

    Importing Assets

    11:46
  4. 04

    Creating Compositions

    09:24
  5. 05

    Working with Layers

    16:11
  6. 06

    The 5 Basic Properties

    18:31
  7. 07

    Creating Text

    12:12
  8. 08

    Understanding Animation

    15:32
  9. 09

    Getting Efficient

    07:51
  10. 10

    Adjusting Keyframes & Improving Animation

    18:55
  11. 11

    Parenting Layers

    06:19
  12. 12

    Using the Puppet Tool

    05:59
  13. 13

    Animating Text

    12:27
  14. 14

    Creating Shape Layers

    20:05
  15. 15

    Adding Path Operations

    21:19
  16. 16

    Using Effects

    19:46
  17. 17

    Working in 3D

    10:06
  18. 18

    Adding 3D Lights

    05:03
  19. 19

    Working with 3D Cameras

    06:16
  20. 20

    Nesting Compositions

    06:03
  21. 21

    Masks and Track Mattes

    13:13
  22. 22

    Camera Tracking

    07:59
  23. 23

    Render Queue and Adobe Media Encoder

    13:20

Meet Your Expert

Chad Perkins

Chad Perkins is an award winning filmmaker and author based in Seattle, Washington. He also has over a decade of experience with post production software, such as Adobe® After Effects®, and is the author of over 40 online training courses in subjects such as motion graphics, video editing, visual effects, Blu-ray authoring, and cinematography. ... read more

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  • Grace Duong

    Grace Duong

    February 2019

    I really enjoyed this course! As a self-taught After Effects user, this was great if you want to cover the basics and understand the program even more. I also enjoyed Chad's obvious enthusiasm for After Effects and his energy. Definitely felt like I took away some useful tips for my workflow!

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2018

    If you want to get into learning AE. Watch this video first. I've watched many AE tutorials and I still had many 'why' questions. Chad is great and explaining things and even uses great analogies​ so you understand what is going on. I highly recommend it. Thank you.

  • Chaka Akbar

    February 2018

    Excellent introduction to After Effects. Definitely delivers on being a quick start to the features and capabilities of the software. Chad's passion and enthusiasm really shines through.

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