About This Course

This full course is the best way to jump right in and start making your own videos come to life!

After Effects CC is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries and feature films.

Make videos the way you imagine them! Practice while you learn. This course includes practice files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you’ll have finished real world projects to build your confidence. I’ll be teaching the course using the Creative Cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, etc – Mac or PC), you can still learn with this course.

What’s this course all about?

Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects CC right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You’ll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3d camera.

Here is a glimpse of what we’ll be covering:

  • Getting comfortable with After Effects CC
  • Starting a new composition
  • Using the basic tools
  • Working in the After Effects CC timeline
  • Adding shape and text layers
  • Animating position, scale, rotation, and opacity
  • Working with shape layers and masks
  • Real world projects such as lower thirds and bumpers
  • Motion graphics principles and best practices
  • Using video effects and presets to speed up workflow
  • Green screen and chroma key removal
  • Visual effects and rotoscoping
  • Motion tracking and video stabilization
  • Creating unique transitions
  • Exporting your projects
  • And so much more!

Knowing After Effects CC is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. I’ve landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have Adobe After Effects installed so you can follow along with the course lessons. We’ll be using the Creative Cloud version of After Effects, but you can do many of the lessons in a previous version if you don’t have After Effects CC.
  • You DO NOT need any experience with After Effects. This course is for beginners and assumes you don’t have any experience with the program.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will know how to use After Effects to make your videos better than ever
  • You will be comfortable using After Effects – even if you’re a beginner
  • Know how to create a video project from start to finish in After Effects
  • Create professional motion graphics that improve your videos
  • Add creative visual effects to your video projects
  • Export high quality videos from After Effects and know how to use it with Premiere Pro efficiently
  • You will have the full support of an instructor who loves teaching

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to use After Effects to improve their videos
  • Videographers, video producers, video editors
  • Motion graphics artists and graphic designers
  • YouTubers and vloggers
  • Businesses that use video as part of their marketing strategy

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned about Adobe After Effects CC.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about Adobe After Effects CC.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome! 00:00:00
Download the Course Project Files 00:00:00
Animate Your Name! 00:00:00
Section 2 - After Effects Basics
Know Your Way Around After Effects 00:00:00
Start A New Composition 00:00:00
CC 2018 Update: Starting A New Composition From Footage 00:00:00
Importing Media And Placing On The Timeline 00:00:00
Learn The Important Tools 00:00:00
Create A Perfect Square Or Circle, Alignment And Colors 00:00:00
The Timeline 00:00:00
Layer Transformations 00:00:00
Section 3 - Animating With Keyframes
Adding And Editing Keyframes + Opacity Animations 00:00:00
Position, Size And Rotation Animations 00:00:00
Make Animations Better With Easy Ease And Motion Blur 00:00:00
Advanced Animations With The Graph Editor 00:00:00
Challenge: Bouncing Ball Animation 00:00:00
Solution: Bouncing Ball Animation 00:00:00
Section 4 - Shapes And Solid Layers
Working With Solid Layers 00:00:00
Working With Shapes 00:00:00
Layer Styles: Drop Shadows, Bevel And Emboss And Gradients 00:00:00
Shape Effects 00:00:00
Section 5 - Important After Effects Skills
Track Mattes: Make Layers Appear And Disappear 00:00:00
Pre-Compositions: Grouping Layers Together 00:00:00
Quickly Reversing Animations 00:00:00
Freeze Frames, Remapping And Reversing Time 00:00:00
Blend Modes 00:00:00
Stabilizing Footage 00:00:00
CC 2018 Update: Previewing And Favoriting Fonts 00:00:00
Section 6 - Motion Graphics Projects
Intro To Real World Projects 00:00:00
Project: Clean Lower Third 00:00:00
Project: Simple Logo Reveal 00:00:00
Project: Colorful Transition 00:00:00
Project: Text With Mask Transition 00:00:00
Project: Text Bubble Pop-Up Animation 00:00:00
Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 1 00:00:00
Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 2 00:00:00
Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 3 00:00:00
Section 7 - Flat Animation Challenge
Designing My Flat Animation Scene 00:00:00
Animating Fireworks With A Repeater Shape 00:00:00
Section 8 - Green Screen
Remove Green Screen With Keylight 1.2 00:00:00
Adding A Background That Matches The Foreground + Parenting 00:00:00
Adding Motion To A Still Image With The Puppet Tool 00:00:00
Adding Motion To The Background Photo With Ripple Effect 00:00:00
Section 9 - 3D Animations And The Camera Tool
3D In After Effects + The Camera Tool And Views 00:00:00
Swinging 3D Rotating Text Animation + Null Objects 00:00:00
Building A 3D Composition 00:00:00
Animating In 3D Space 00:00:00
Creating Stars In After Effects 00:00:00
Section 10 - Rotoscoping
Make A Selection With The Rotoscope Tool 00:00:00
Cleaning Up Edges 00:00:00
Putting Rotoscoping To Work 00:00:00
Section 11 - Screen Replacements
Replacing A Screen With Easy Masking 00:00:00
Replacing A Screen With Masking And 3D Motion 00:00:00
Replacing Device Screens With Mocha 00:00:00
Section 12 - Puppet Tool Animations
Setting Your Pins 00:00:00
Animating Your Pins To Make A Bird Fly 00:00:00
Animating Your Owl’s Blinking Eyes 00:00:00
Adding Perspective With Animated Clouds 00:00:00
Section 13 - Effects And Presets
Text Animations 00:00:00
CC Page Turn 00:00:00
Radial And Linear Wipe Effect 00:00:00
Color Correction 00:00:00
Section 14 - Motion Tracking
Motion Tracking Basics 00:00:00
Attaching Text And Visual Effects To Video Clip With Tracking 00:00:00
Tracking Scale And Rotation 00:00:00
Adding More Details To Your Text 00:00:00
Section 15 - Character Animations
Intro To Character Animations 00:00:00
Design Your Character 00:00:00
Rigging Body Parts 00:00:00
Animate Your Character 00:00:00
Adding An Animated Background For Context 00:00:00
Adding Details To Your Character Animation 00:00:00
Adding The ‘Paper Cut Out’ Texture To Your Layers 00:00:00
Section 16 - Exporting From After Effects
Exporting H.264 Files 00:00:00
Exporting With A Transparent Background 00:00:00
Exporting Videos With Adobe Media Encoder 00:00:00
CC 2018 Update: Exporting An Animated GIF From Adobe Media Encoder 00:00:00
Creating An Animated GIF With CC 2017 And Earlier Versions 00:00:00
Section 17 - After Effects Workflow + Tips
Editing Audio In After Effects 00:00:00
Working With Premiere Pro Projects 00:00:00
Section 18 - Expressions
Adding An Expression 00:00:00
Animate A Flickering Light With Expressions 00:00:00
Dive Deeper With After Effects Expressions 00:00:00
Section 19 - Bonus Tutorials
Neon Sign Effect 00:00:00
Sliding Photo Intro Bumper 00:00:00
Section 20 - Conclusion
Thank You! 00:00:00
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