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Adobe After Effects Level 2

at Ascend Training - Near North Side

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
515 N State St 14th Floor
Grand Ave & State St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered. 

Adobe After Effects New Features
  • About the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine 
  • Using Dynamic Link to automatically send sequences without rendering first 
  • Dynamically linking After Effects compositions to Encore projects 
  • Using Content Aware Fill to remove any image detail
Type, Drawing and Painting Tools
  • Working with Alpha Channels 
  • Working with Photoshop: Export sequences from Photoshop and import directly into After Effects 
  • About Adobe Repousse how to create 3D artwork in Photoshop 
  • Working with Illustrator: Importing native .AI files into After Effects retaining all editibility 
  • Formatting characters and the Character panel 
  • Creating dynamic animated titles, lower thirds, credit rolls, and typography 
  • Create photo-realistic or surreal HDR images
  • Use the Roto Brush and Refine Matte to isolate moving elements from backgrounds 
  • Preparing Flash files for broadcast 
Animation Assistants
  • Production Bundle Utilities: Exponential Scale, The Wiggler, Smart Mask 
  • Using Motion Math to create keyframes for layers based on values from a different layer 
  • How Expressions are similar to Motion Math, but remain attached to a parameter 
  • Production Bundle Effects 
  • Compound Effects: Compound Blur, Texturize, and Displacement Map 
  • Keying and Matting in After Effects 
  • Using the Remove Color Matting effect to remove color fringes from layers (Formerly the Unmultiply effect) 
Working with Audio
  • Audio Basics and Effects 
  • Using RAM preview to play video and audio 
  • Manually scrub video and audio 
  • Using the Resolution/Down Sample Factor setting
  • Animation synchronization to audio tracks with layer markers and expressions 
  • Write compressed audio formats like AAC and MP3 for Flash and H.264 video with Adobe Media Encoder 
Time and Tracking
  • Time Remapping 
  • Time Manipulating Effects: Posterize Time, Echo, Time Difference, Time Displacement 
  • Motion Stabilizer and Motion Tracking 
  • Set up, initiate, and apply motion tracking in the After Effects Tracker panel 
  • Working with the Auto-keyframe mode 
  • Motion tracking properties in the Timeline panel and understanding Track Points 
  • Multi Point Tracking 
  • Scale Tracking 
3D Space and Lighting
  • Working in 3D space in After Effects and integration with other 3D applications 
  • Working with cameras and lighting 
  • Using the Z dimension for precise, independent control over animations 
  • Z Scale - offsetting the Anchor Point in 3D 
  • Camera and Orthogonal views 
  • Layer axes - Local, World, and View Axis modes 
  • Working with 3d camera tracker and shadow catcher 
  • 3D Motion Paths and Mixing 2D and 3D layers 
  • Adding lights illuminate 3D layers and to cast shadows
  • Adjusting the Intensity, Cone Angle, Cone Feather, Shadow Darkness and Diffusion 
Format Issues and Rendering
  • Video issues: colorspace, title-safe, action-safe 
  • Field rendering and rendering a composition
  • 3:2 Pulldown 
  • Working with D1/DV NTSC: non-square pixels and widescreen 
  • Working at film resolution and pre-rendering and Proxies
  • Collecting Files
Class Pre-requisite: Attendees must have solid working knowledge of After Effects.

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