After Effects CC: The Complete Guide

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This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of Adobe After Effects CC.

Make your videos better, add motion graphics and visual effects using After Effects CC

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About This CourseBeginner

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.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections

Welcome!

Download the Course Project Files

Animate Your Name!

Know Your Way Around After Effects

Start A New Composition

CC 2018 Update: Starting A New Composition From Footage

Importing Media And Placing On The Timeline

Learn The Important Tools

Create A Perfect Square Or Circle, Alignment And Colors

The Timeline

Layer Transformations

Adding And Editing Keyframes + Opacity Animations

Position, Size And Rotation Animations

Make Animations Better With Easy Ease And Motion Blur

Advanced Animations With The Graph Editor

Challenge: Bouncing Ball Animation

Solution: Bouncing Ball Animation

Working With Solid Layers

Working With Shapes

Layer Styles: Drop Shadows, Bevel And Emboss And Gradients

Shape Effects

Track Mattes: Make Layers Appear And Disappear

Pre-Compositions: Grouping Layers Together

Quickly Reversing Animations

Freeze Frames, Remapping And Reversing Time

Blend Modes

Stabilizing Footage

CC 2018 Update: Previewing And Favoriting Fonts

Intro To Real World Projects

Project: Clean Lower Third

Project: Simple Logo Reveal

Project: Colorful Transition

Project: Text With Mask Transition

Project: Text Bubble Pop-Up Animation

Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 1

Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 2

Project: Weather App User Design Animation – Part 3

Designing My Flat Animation Scene

Animating Fireworks With A Repeater Shape

Remove Green Screen With Keylight 1.2

Adding A Background That Matches The Foreground + Parenting

Adding Motion To A Still Image With The Puppet Tool

Adding Motion To The Background Photo With Ripple Effect

3D In After Effects + The Camera Tool And Views

Swinging 3D Rotating Text Animation + Null Objects

Building A 3D Composition

Animating In 3D Space

Creating Stars In After Effects

Make A Selection With The Rotoscope Tool

Cleaning Up Edges

Putting Rotoscoping To Work

Replacing A Screen With Easy Masking

Replacing A Screen With Masking And 3D Motion

Replacing Device Screens With Mocha

Setting Your Pins

Animating Your Pins To Make A Bird Fly

Animating Your Owl’s Blinking Eyes

Adding Perspective With Animated Clouds

Text Animations

CC Page Turn

Radial And Linear Wipe Effect

Color Correction

Motion Tracking Basics

Attaching Text And Visual Effects To Video Clip With Tracking

Tracking Scale And Rotation

Adding More Details To Your Text

Intro To Character Animations

Design Your Character

Rigging Body Parts

Animate Your Character

Adding An Animated Background For Context

Adding Details To Your Character Animation

Adding The ‘Paper Cut Out’ Texture To Your Layers

Exporting H.264 Files

Exporting With A Transparent Background

Exporting Videos With Adobe Media Encoder

CC 2018 Update: Exporting An Animated GIF From Adobe Media Encoder

Creating An Animated GIF With CC 2017 And Earlier Versions

Editing Audio In After Effects

Working With Premiere Pro Projects

Adding An Expression

Animate A Flickering Light With Expressions

Dive Deeper With After Effects Expressions

Neon Sign Effect

Sliding Photo Intro Bumper

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About The Instructor

Phil

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills. I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat. In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day. I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.