Basic Training for After Effects

After Effects Basic Training

In this Free Video Training Series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. Of course, we’ll cover the basics too.

Welcome to Basic Training!

In this Free Video Training Series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. Of course, we’ll cover the basics too.

What Version of After Effects do I need?
Nearly all of the training in this series will apply to After Effects CS3 and the Professional version of AE 6.5 & 7.

Why should I learn After Effects?
After Effects gives you the power to create amazing visual effects and motion graphics. These skills will surely make you more valuable at work or to a future employer. You will also appear more attractive and confident.

In this tutorial we will go over how to import and organize footage in the project window. We will also cover footage properties, creating a new composition and using the playback controls. 11:12

In this tutorial we’ll cover adding simple effects to footage and using the effects and presets pallete to find specific plug-ins. We’ll also take a look at popular and commonly used effects. 5:22

In this tutorial we will cover animating and adding keyframes in after effects. You will learn to use smooth keyframes and add motion blur to animated layers as well as important shortcuts. 13:37

In this tutorial we will take a look at how transparency works in After Effects. From simple color keying to masking and transfer modes. We will also cover using track-mattes with stock footage. 13:55

In this tutorial we will cover several types of motion tracking, including stabilizing a shaky shot, performing a sign replacement and motion tracking video to incorporate motion graphics seemlessly. 18:59

In this tutorial we will cover how speed changes are done in After Effects. We will perform speed changes as well as speed ramps. Additionally we will discuss the difference between frame blending and pixel motion. 6:00

In this tutorial we will cover the basics of 3D in After Effects. You’ll learn to turn any layer into 3D as well as create 3D lights and cameras. We will also take a look at depth of field and a 3D particle system. 12:12

In this 2 part tutorial we will take a basic to advanced look at creating titles in After Effects. We will also get into powerful camera animation techniques and create a 3D particle systems. 38:11

In this tutorial we will take a look at After Effects scripting which is called expression. This introductory look is intended to demonstrate what can be achieved with this powerful feature. 14:32

In this tutorial we will cover the basics of rendering your composition. You can export for video editing applications, flash and DVD. We will also cover helpful render queue tips. 5:21

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~ by Clifford Quadros on July 5, 2009.

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