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Adobe After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials

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Overview These instructional videos hosted by Steve Holmes, an award-winning British designer and animator, are indispensable for learning the basics …

Overview

These instructional videos hosted by Steve Holmes, an award-winning British designer and animator, are indispensable for learning the basics of the industry-standard tool for motion graphics and special effects design and production. With over 14 hours of indexed tutorials included in the After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials series, you will: learn incredible ways to control keyframes, use parenting and time remapping, understand and use powerful masking and blending modes, create mattes, and use adjustment layers to add complex, yet simple, impact to your animations.

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).

  • Who is it for?
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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 01 – Interface, Footage & Animation Essentials

  • Module 01 – The Grand Tour
  • Module 02 – The Project Panel & Workspaces
  • Module 03 – The New & Powerful Comp Panel
  • Module 04 – The Timeline & Previewing
  • Module 05 – Importing & Organizing Footage
  • Module 06 – Video Standards & the Clip Panel

Part 02 – Masking, Mattes, Effects & Text Animation

  • Module 01 – Parenting, Nesting & Time Remapping
  • Module 02 – Incredibly Cool Masking
  • Module 03 – Introduction to Effects & Presets
  • Module 04 – Mattes & Layer Blending Modes
  • Module 05 – Track Mattes, Adjustment Layers & Effects
  • Module 06 – Creating & Formatting Type
  • Module 07 – Basic Text Animation & Presets
  • Module 08 – Output & Export
  • Module 09 – Preferences

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: Essentials.

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

This course will enable you to learn how to use animation, motion graphics and creative compositing using this application. If you need to learn how to create both simple and complex forms of animations. Most importantly, you can learn to create unique cinematic film titles, special effects as well as transitions. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, 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

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
After Effects 7 Pro Essentials FREE 00:01:37
Part 1 – Interface, Footage & Animation Essentials
1: THE GRAND TOUR
1. Applying a Mask & Transforming the Properties 00:00:00
2. Keyframing & Easy Ease 00:00:00
3. Layer Effects & Motion Blur 00:00:00
4. Animating & Organizing Layers in the Timeline 00:00:00
5. Working with Video & Track Mattes 00:00:00
6. Inserting & Animating a Text Layer 00:00:00
7. Completing the Animation 00:00:00
2: THE PROJECT PANEL & WORKSPACES
1. Navigating the Interface 00:00:00
2. Customizing, Saving & Loading Workspaces 00:00:00
3. Using the New Maximize Feature 00:00:00
4. Opening & Closing Windows & Projects 00:00:00
5. Working within the Project Panel 00:00:00
6. Organizing Files in the Project Panel 00:00:00
7. Tips for Utilizing the Project Panel 00:00:00
8. Adjusting the Working Color Space 00:00:00
3: THE NEW & POWERFUL COMP PANEL
1. Adjusting the Composition Settings 00:00:00
2. Creating a Comp from Existing Footage 00:00:00
3. Creating a Comp from Stills 00:00:00
4. Working with Multiple Composition Viewers 00:00:00
5. Using the Zoom & Scroll Tools 00:00:00
6. Changing the Preview Size 00:00:00
7. Splitting the Composition Viewer 00:00:00
8. Changing the View Options 00:00:00
9. Selecting Composited Layers 00:00:00
10. Using the Snapshot Feature to Store Frames in Memory 00:00:00
11. .e New Color Channel Viewing Options 00:00:00
12. Adjusting the Viewer Resolution & Pixel Aspect Ratio 00:00:00
13. Exploring the Flow Chart Option 00:00:00
4: THE TIMELINE & PREVIEWING
1. Importing Footage 00:00:00
2. Fitting an Image into the Comp Window 00:00:00
3. Snapping the Position of Layers in the Timeline 00:00:00
4. Introducing the AV Panel in the Timeline 00:00:00
5. Labeling, Selecting Label Color & Arranging Layers 00:00:00
6. Renaming Layers in the Timeline 00:00:00
7. Hiding Layers with the Shy Switch 00:00:00
8. Using the Quality & Effects Switches 00:00:00
9. Applying Motion Blur 00:00:00
10. Zooming, Viewing Switches, Modes & Duration Columns 00:00:00
11. Moving the Time Indicator & Applying Markers 00:00:00
12. Positioning & Trimming Layers Using Markers 00:00:00
13. Previewing Audio & Setting Up a RAM Preview 00:00:00
14. Setting Up a Work Area & a Region of Interest 00:00:00
5: IMPORTING & ORGANIZING FOOTAGE
1. Using Adobe Bridge 00:00:00
2. Importing Movies & Sequences with Bridge 00:00:00
3. Interpreting Alpha Channels 00:00:00
4. Importing Adobe Photoshop(R) Files 00:00:00
5. Interpreting a Photoshop Sequence 00:00:00
6. Using Edit Original & Importing Layer Effects 00:00:00
7. Exploring Importable Layer Effects 00:00:00
8. Creating a Photoshop File in After Effects 00:00:00
9. Importing Adobe Illustrator(R) Files 00:00:00
10. Using Placeholders & Proxies 00:00:00
11. Proxies & the Render Queue 00:00:00
12. Working with Camera Raw Files 00:00:00
13. Using a Proxy with Camera Raw Files 00:00:00
6: VIDEO STANDARDS & THE CLIP PANEL
1. Composition Settings & Pixel Aspect Ratio 00:00:00
2. Fixing Interlaced Video Issues 00:00:00
3. Solving 3:2 Pulldown Issues 00:00:00
4. Making Insert & Overlay Edits 00:00:00
5. Working with Split Layers & Extracting a Work Area 00:00:00
Part 2 – Masking, Mattes, Effects & Text Animation
1: PARENTING, NESTING & TIME REMAPPING
1. Setting Up the Car Speeding Along Comp 00:00:00
2. Adding Wheels to the Car Comp & Rotating .em 00:00:00
3. Introducing Parenting, the Pick Whip & Parenting to a Null 00:00:00
4. Common Challenges with Parenting Elements Together 00:00:00
5. Working with Nested Compositions 00:00:00
6. Pre-Composing & Animating the Car 00:00:00
7. Enabling Time-Remapping vs. Time-Reverse Layer 00:00:00
8. Time-Remapping, Frame Blending & Time-Reverse Keyframes 00:00:00
9. Easing Keyframes & Time-Remapping Audio 00:00:00
10. Using the Graph Editor to Time-Remap Slow Motion Footage 00:00:00
11. Sequencing Layers & Time-Remapping a Nested Comp 00:00:00
12. Easing In & Adjusting the Speed in the Graph Editor 00:00:00
2: INCREDIBLY COOL MASKING
1. Introducing the Masking Tools 00:00:00
2. Animating a Mask to Reveal Text 00:00:00
3. Using Guides & Feathering Masks 00:00:00
4. Adding & Subtracting Masks 00:00:00
5. Creating a Circular Mask 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Masks on Photoshop® Files 00:00:00
7. Pasting In Masks from Illustrator® 00:00:00
8. Correcting & Controlling Mask Interaction 00:00:00
9. Time-Reversing Keyframes 00:00:00
10. Creating a Morph Target in Illustrator 00:00:00
3: INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTS & PRESETS
1. .e Snow Effect 00:00:00
2. .e Fast Blur Effect 00:00:00
3. Creating & Saving Animation Presets 00:00:00
4. Using Fast Blur to Change the Depth of Field 00:00:00
5. Using the Color Emboss & Snow Effects 00:00:00
6. Creating a Chrome Reflection in a Pre-Comp 00:00:00
7. Changing the Blend Mode & Sharing Presets 00:00:00
4: MATTES & LAYER BLENDING MODES
1. Using Layers as Mattes for Other Layers 00:00:00
2. Using the Luminance of a Grayscale Image for Transparency 00:00:00
3. Creating & Pre-Composing an Animated Matte 00:00:00
4. Manipulating Transparency with Layer Blending Modes 00:00:00
5. Using RGB Channels for Convincing Mattes 00:00:00
6. Transitioning between Comps with a Stencil Alpha Matte 00:00:00
5: TRACK MATTES, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS & EFFECTS
1. Applying a Luma Track Matte 00:00:00
2. Duplicating a Layer & Replacing It with a Matte 00:00:00
3. Looping Multiple Layers Using Apply Interpretation 00:00:00
4. Introducing Adjustment Layers in Photoshop 00:00:00
5. Using Adjustment Layers to Blur & Colorize 00:00:00
6. Using Layer Blending Modes 00:00:00
7. Bringing in Illustrator Files to Use for the Title 00:00:00
8. Creating a Custom Luma Matte 00:00:00
9. Creating a Custom Adjustment Layer 00:00:00
10. Animating a Mask on an Adjustment Layer & Adding a Blur 00:00:00
11. Animating a Blur & Adjusting Transparency 00:00:00
12. Adjusting the Timing of an Animation 00:00:00
13. Pre-Composing Layers into a Nested Composition 00:00:00
6: CREATING & FORMATTING TYPE
1. Text Effects, Panels & Workspaces 00:00:00
2. Creating a Type Layer 00:00:00
3. Selecting, Aligning & Building Type Layers 00:00:00
4. Populating & Scaling Type Layers 00:00:00
5. Formatting Text with the Character Panel 00:00:00
6. Changing the Stroke, Fill, Height & Width 00:00:00
7. Adjusting the Tracking, Leading & Kerning 00:00:00
8. Baseline Shift & Other Character Properties 00:00:00
9. Using the Paragraph Panel 00:00:00
10. Paragraph Panel Fly-Out Menu Options 00:00:00
7: BASIC TEXT ANIMATION & PRESETS
1. Introducing the Basic Text Animation Presets 00:00:00
2. Applying Text Animation Presets to Animate In & Out 00:00:00
3. Animating Text Properties: Scale & Inter-Character Blending 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Rotation, Anchor Point Grouping & Alignment 00:00:00
5. Animating the Tracking & Adjusting the Line Anchor 00:00:00
6. Positioning & Animating Text on a Closed Path 00:00:00
7. Animating Text on an Open Path 00:00:00
8. Animating Text on a Spiral Path 00:00:00
9. Animating a Paragraph on a Path 00:00:00
10. Introducing Wiggler & the Wiggly Selector 00:00:00
11. Adjusting the Wiggly Selector Options 00:00:00
12. Taking a Closer Look at the Wiggler 00:00:00
13. Adjusting Correlation & the Temporal & Spatial Phases 00:00:00
14. Setting Up for Temporal & Spatial Phase Animation 00:00:00
15. Animating a Bullet-Time “Matrix”-Style Effect 00:00:00
16. Saving an Animation as a Preset 00:00:00
8: OUTPUT & EXPORT
1. Exporting a Flash™ Movie for the Web 00:00:00
2. Previewing in a Browser & Changing Frame Rate 00:00:00
3. Saving a RAM Preview & Exporting Multiple Movies 00:00:00
4. Changing the Render Settings 00:00:00
5. Changing the Output Module Settings 00:00:00
6. Adding Multiple Output Modules 00:00:00
9: PREFERENCES
1. Looking at General Preferences 00:00:00
2. Setting Preferences for Nested Comps 00:00:00
3. Setting Preferences for Layers & Colors 00:00:00
4. Setting Preview Preferences 00:00:00
5. Setting Display Preferences 00:00:00
6. Setting Import & Output Preferences 00:00:00
7. Setting Up Grids, Guides & Labels 00:00:00
8. Memory, Cache & Video Preview Prefs 00:00:00
9. User Interface Colors & Auto-Save Prefs 00:00:00

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