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.
|Section 1 - Introduction|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|CC Page Turn||00:00:00|
|Radial And Linear Wipe Effect||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|