After Effects 7 Pro: Broadcast Design Secrets

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Overview Discover real strategies of broadcast design and how to think like a broadcaster with host Dean Velez, an Emmy …


Discover real strategies of broadcast design and how to think like a broadcaster with host Dean Velez, an Emmy award-winning broadcast designer. In this After Effects 7 Pro: Broadcast Design Secrets training series, an advanced approach to common features enables you to create extraordinary and inventive results from simple source materials, with minimum time and effort.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning materials, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Job seekers
  • Graduates
  • Students
  • Graphic designers
  • Video editors
  • Videographers
  • Web developers
  • Web designers 

This course is comprised of the following modules:

Part 1 – News Bumper

  • Module 01: Background and Foreground
  • Module 02: Storm Tracker Logo
  • Module 03: Glow Transition
  • Module 04: Assembling Storm Tracker

Part 2 – Opening Title Sequence

  • Module 01: Weaving a Web
  • Module 02: Animating a Stroke
  • Module 03: Spider Walking
  • Module 04: Web of Deceit logo
  • Module 05: Assembling the Web of Deceit

Part 3 - Corporate identity Piece

  • Module 01: Techno Tunnel Background
  • Module 02: Futuristic Background
  • Module 03: Mosaic Man Elements
  • Module 04: 3D Guy
  • Module 05: Edward Biogenics logo(EBG Logo)
  • Module 06: Assembling EBG Open

 From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for After Effects 7 Pro: Broadcast Design Secrets.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT. 

By taking this course you can learn an interesting and highly useful application of digital visual effects and motion graphics. Used in the post production process in the areas of making films and television programs, this is used by many produces to create the required effects to videos such as animations. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum
  • Video Editor - £23,994 per annum
  • Videographer - £23,073 per annum
  • Digital Media Specialist - £25,947 per annum
  • Digital Marketing Specialist - £25,354 per annum
  • Production Manager, Print - £29,158 per annum
  • Multimedia Developer - £22,380 per annum

Dean Velez has been working in the broadcast graphics industry for over 10 years and training professional artists for over 7 years. He has received 2 Emmy Awards, 7 Emmy Award nominations, worked for 2 network stations, 21 local news stations, and teaches college level Motion Graphics courses.

The majority of his broadcast career was spent with Gannett Broadcasting. He was the Corporate Creative Director of Broadcast working with 21 television stations to create full broadcast packages for news, sports, programming and commercials.


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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
After Effects 7 Pro Broadcast Design Secrets FREE 00:05:04
Part 01 – News Bumper
Prologue: Creating a Style Page
1. Creating a Background in Adobe Photoshop®
2. Adding Text to Enhance Background Texture
3. Creating a Broadcast Style Logo
4. Adding Color & 3D Effects
1. Creating a Cloud Effect Using Fractal Noise
2. Distorting the Clouds
3. Adding Lightning Flashes to the Clouds
4. Creating a Rain Effect
5. Using Advanced Lighting
6. Creating a Foreground Layer
7. Adding Vector Blur to the Foreground
8. Rendering the Compositions
1. Setting Up Text for the Storm Tracker Logo
2. Scale Text, Graph Editor & Grouping Alignment
3. Animating the Tracking Amount
4. Using Masks & Precomposing
5. Using the Fast Blur Effect
6. Creating a Null Object
7. Adding an Adjustment Layer & the Ramp Effect
8. Using the Directional Blur Effect
9. Using the Levels Effect
10. Using the Simple Choker Effect
11. Setting Up the Logo to Render
1. Applying Choke Matte & Fractal Noise Effects
2. Applying Radial Fast Blur & Vector Blur
3. Adding Text to the 7 Logo
4. Creating a Path for Text Animation
5. Adjusting Position, Scale & Rotation of Text
6. Applying Force Motion Blur & Other Blurs
7. Duplicating Properties & Creating a New Path
1. Starting a Composition & Adding Radio Waves
2. Animating Background Text
3. Creating & Using a Null Object
4. Layering Animations to Create Realistic Effects
5. Tweaking Effects to Interact with Animation
Part 02 – Opening Title Sequence
1. Creating a Spiderweb in Photoshop
2. Adding Texture & Depth to the Spiderweb
3. Duplicating & Offsetting Layers for a 3D Effect
4. Using a Null Object to Control the Web Layers
5. Adding Depth & Shadows to the Web Layers
6. Adding a Camera to Create Depth of Field
7. Using a Median Effect to Blur
8. Creating a Lighting Effect Using Glow
1. Setting Up a Stroke
2. Applying Fast Blur & Time Stretch to a Stroke
3. Using the Echo Effect
4. Applying Glow Effect to the Animated Stroke
5. Using the Stroke as a Background Animation
1. Animating the Head, Body & Rear of the Spider
2. Animating the Spider’s Front Leg
3. Animating the Spider’s Back Leg
4. Duplicating Layers to Make All Eight Legs
5. Softening the Look of the Spider
1. Duplicating & Blending Layers
2. Animating Text with Effects
3. Adding an Adjustment Layer to Adjust Levels
4. Importing the Spider Walking Movie
5. Using Linear Wipe to Animate Web Line
1. Compositing the Title Sequence
2. Animating the Tracking of the Text
3. Using a Simple Choker as a Wipe Transition
4. Duplicating the Effects for the Second Name
5. Adding Our Logo & Finishing Touches
Part 03 – Corporate identity Piece
1. Adding Side-to-Side Motion to 10 Shapes
2. Applying the CC Cylinder Effect
3. Adding Rotation to the Tunnel
4. Moving through the Tunnel with a Camera Layer
5. Duplicating & Offsetting Layers
6. Adding Rotating Man File & Fast Blur Effects
7. Colorizing, Transfer Modes & Bit Depth
1. Exploring the Shape Layers in Photoshop
2. Adjusting Scale, Opacity & Rotation of Layers
3. Changing the Y Rotation & Adjusting the Timing
4. Precomposing Layers & Adjusting Time Stretch
5. Setting Scale & Rotation of the Shapes Layers
6. Changing the Transfer Modes of the Layers
7. Changing Layer Alignment to Fix the Animation
1. Animating Wireframe Man, Mosaic & Invert
2. Using Algorithms & Encoders with Text
13: 3D GUY
1. Starting the Comp & Adding the Toner Effect
2. Applying a Mask
3. Creating a Circular Track Matte
4. Applying Tint, Simple Choker & Levels Effects
5. Working with Multiple Masks
6. Using Animation to Hide Masks & Mattes
7. Tweaking the Animation & Rendering
1. Adjusting Anchor Point to Animate Text
2. Creating Lines from a Solid & Animating Them
3. Applying the Card Dance Effect to the Logo
4. Applying CC Force Motion Blur to the Logo
5. Using Card Dance to Create the Logo Background
1. Combining Animations with a Difference Matte
2. Framing a Comp with Masks & Other Effects
3. Adding Feathers & Overlays to a Composite
4. Enhancing Animation Using Solids
6. Assembling the Final Comp
7. Creatively Transitioning Between Scenes

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