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Adobe After Effects

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Course Information

Adobe After Effects is a Motion Media, Compositing, Animation and Special Effects software. It is used for post-production process of television and film production. After Effects can also create 2D and 3D layers and effects and simulate particles like fire, rain, etc. and even be used for color correction and add music to a project. In this course, you will be given an in-depth instruction on After Effects and all the tools and effects in the workspace. You will be shown how to create and animate primitive shapes and move onto a simple to complex bouncing ball. More advanced techniques like 3D layers and cameras will be also demonstrated, along with animating text, particles, lights, and other common effects. Lastly, you will be shown how to build and puppet in Photoshop, then import into After Effects to perform techniques to the puppet called rigging and pinning and then how to make the puppet walk. After Effects can be complicated to use, but once you get the hang of it, it’s very powerful.

After Effects is a Motion Media, Compositing, Animation and Special Effects software. It can be complicated to use, but once you get the hang of it it’s very powerful.

  • Introduction and What is After Effects
  • Creating a New Document
  • Creating and Animating Primitive Shapes
  • Bouncing Ball
  • Exporting Videos. Lossy vs Lossless
  • Bouncing Ball with Obstacles
  • Importing and Compositing Graphics and Video
  • Parenting
  • 3D Layers and Camera
  • Typographical Animation
  • Syncing animation with audio
  • Particles
  • Beginning Puppet Animation
  • Puppet Pins
  • Track Masks
  • Testing the Puppet
  • Nesting Compositions
  • Expressions
  • Intermediate Puppeting
  • Testing the Puppet with a Simple Dialogue
  • Effects in After Effects
  • Curves Editor
  • Lights
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Meet our expert

  • Dana Corrigan

    Dana Corrigan is 2D Animator and Adjunct Professor of Animation and Digital Art.  Dana holds an Animation Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media Art  and a  Master of Fine Arts in Animation. Dana has six years teaching experience at the college level and over 10 years’ experience as a freelance animator, graphic designer and digital artist.

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