After Effects Advanced

at Training Connection - The Loop

Course Details
$895 5 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Sep 03, 9:00am - Sep 04, 4:30pm CT (2 sessions)

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

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Please send all requests to [email protected] .

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations, however we can issue you a training voucher for the same value that can be used to book any class in the future.

Rescheduling requests made 7 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 7 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

Due to the Coronavirus we are waving the transfer fee when you reschedule your training.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds or training vouchers for no-shows or uncompleted courses.


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Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD 2 $895
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Fri, Jun 12 9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD 2 $895
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Fri, Jul 24 9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD 2 $895
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Fri, Sep 04 9:00am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD

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