Site Creator

Motion Graphics

Course overview

Course Summary

Duration: 10 weeks, 70 hours

Project will be written after course completion


This course will help you master the concepts and feature programs to create after effect dynamic designs.


Who is this course designed for?

This class is appropriate for novice users of After Effects or for those working or wishing to work in the video field, or for Adobe users wishing to expand their skills in video effects. This class covers the core concepts and skills necessary to excel in motion graphics animation and visual effects, as well as advanced approaches and techniques. 


After taking this class students will be able to create visual effects for use in web video and podcasts, broadcast television, and even film. If you are a graphic professional who wants to go into motion design, this course is also for you!


Tools:

  •  Software - Adobe After Effects System Requirements
  • Students should bring their laptops which should meet or exceed the following hardware configurations:
  • Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Vista or XP
  • 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 16 GB of free disk space for installation
  • Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
  • 3-button mouse

But if you don't have a computer we can provide you one


General Requirements:

Basic knowledge of the Windows/Mac operating system.


Course Outline:

1. INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS WORKFLOW

This course is a great start for students who are new to Adobe Premiere Pro or transitioning from different editing packages. We adopt a simple production-based training methodology and our students gain valuable inside knowledge from our years of hands-on experience in video production.

  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface


2. CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS

  • Getting Started Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating the composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition


3. ANIMATING TEXT

  • Getting Started About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale key frames
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported
  • Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Adding motion blur

4. WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS

  • Getting Started Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating stars
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment


5. WORKING WITH MASKS

  • About masks
  • Getting Started Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the color


6. PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION

  • Getting started Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing the chroma background
  • Removing unwanted elements
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter Effect


7. USING 3D EFFECTS 

  • Getting Started Using 3D lights
  • Turning on shadows
  • Adding a camera
  • Adding an animated sphere
  • Adding the logo
  • Working with Null


8. ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES AND EFFECTS

  • Getting started Using motion stabilization
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle system
  • Creating Time warp


9. RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING

  • Getting Started Creating templates for the rendering process
  • Creating templates for output modules
  • Exporting to different output media
  • Color Management


FINAL PROJECT ASSESSMENT