After Effects Advanced

at Training Connection - The Loop

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Thu, Feb 06, 9:00am - Feb 07, 4:30pm (2 sessions)

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This class covers topics such as Motion tracking, Particle simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools, Time-warp / Time-lapse simulations and more.

Target Audience: This class is aimed at existing After Effects users who need to take their video production to a higher level. Students should have already completed After Effects Fundamentals or have the equivalent experience. Training available on both Mac and PC platforms.

Detailed Course Outline

Hands-On 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
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite in After Effects
Hands-On 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
Hands-On Unit 3: Color Keying
  • Understanding blue and green screen keys
  • Creating garbage mattes
  • Refining mattes and mask
  • sUsing the Keylight effect
  • Using the standard Color Key effect
Hands-On Unit 4: Particle Simulations
  • Applying Particle Simulation effects
  • Adjusting birth rate, longevity, and other effect properties
  • Adding additional effects
  • Compositing Particle Simulations
Hands-On Unit 5: 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
Hands-On Unit 6: Painting and Cloning
  • Understanding the Paint tools
  • Modifying and saving custom Brushes
  • Creating Brush strokes
  • Animating strokes
  • Rotoscoping with brush strokes
  • Animating with the Eraser tool
  • Duplicating video with the Clone tool
Hands-On Unit 7: Puppet Tool Distortion
  • About the Puppet Tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Stiffening with the Starch Tool
  • Animating pin positions
Hands-On Unit 8: 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
  • Appying multipoint tracking
  • Creating motion tracking by applying Mocha planar data
Hands-On Unit 9: Expressions
  • Writing Expressions
  • Pick Whip Expressions
Hands-On 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
Hands-On Unit 11: Time-lapse Simulations
  • Simulating Time-lapse photography
  • Manipulating light over time
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Creating a track matte
  • Animating shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Applying Time Remapping keyframes
  • Customizing Time Remapping keyframe values
Note: 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. 

What's included:
  • Adobe After Effects Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months FREE Repeat Policy

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
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Fri, Feb 07 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
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Fri, Mar 20 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
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Fri, May 01 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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