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Adobe After Effects Advanced Course

Course Description

This course is aimed at existing After Effects users who need to take their video production to a higher level.

The class covers topics such as Motion Tracking, Particle Simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools, Time-warp simulations and more.

Live face-to-face instructor. Classes taught by pros!

Students should have already completed our Fundamentals class or have the equivalent experience. Training available on both Mac and PC platforms.

View our full range of After Effects training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for After Effects Advanced.

2 Days | $895.00

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Detailed course outline

  • UNIT 1: 3D - Advanced Concepts
    • Switching camera perspectives
    • Working with multiple views
    • Adding and animating lights
    • Adding and animating cameras
    • Interpolating camera motion
    • Cutting between multiple cameras
  • UNIT 2: Advanced Masking
    • Adapting complex masks
    • Positioning and scaling complex mask elements
    • Feathering complex masks
    • Animating complex masks
    • Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush Tool
    • Creating and refining Roto Brush segmentation boundaries
    • Freezing and unfreezing Roto Brush segments
  • UNIT 3: Color Keying
    • Understanding blue and green screen keys
    • Refining mattes and masks
    • Using the Keylight effect
    • Using the standard Color Key effect
  • UNIT 4: Painting and Cloning
    • Understanding the Paint tools
    • Modifying and saving custom Brushes
    • Creating Brush strokes
    • Rotoscoping with brush strokes
    • Animating with the Eraser tool
    • Duplicating video with the Clone tool
  • UNIT 5: Puppet Tool Distortion
    • About the Puppet Tools
    • Adding Deform pins
    • Stiffening with the Starch Tool
    • Animating pin positions
  • UNIT 6: Time-warp Simulations
    • Using the Timewarp effect to retime video
    • Establishing keyframes to control speed
    • Using the Graph Editor to adjust fast, slow, and reverse motion
  • UNIT 7: Warp Stabilization and Motion Tracking
    • Using the Warp Stabilizer VFX feature
    • Customizing Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
    • Using the Track Motion panel
    • Applying single-point motion tracking
    • Working with track points
    • Applying multipoint tracking
    • Creating motion tracking by applying Mocha planar data
  • UNIT 8: Particle Simulations
    • Applying Particle Simulation effects
    • Adjusting birth rate, longevity, and other effect properties
    • Adding additional effects
    • Compositing Particle Simulations
  • UNIT 9: Expressions
    • Writing Expressions
    • Pick Whip Expressions
  • UNIT 10: 3D Camera Tracking
    • Tracking footage
    • Creating text and shadows
    • Adding ambient light
    • Locking layers to planes with null objects
    • Adjusting Camera depth of field

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class. Bonus tracks are covered if time permits.



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