Learn how to "take any idea and make it move" with this motion graphics and animation software.

Duration
3 sessions

Course Description
Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software that lets you “take any idea and make it move”.

This three-day workshop suitable is designed to be accessible to those new to post production techniques. Participants will be guided through practical exercises and learn how they can use this immensely powerful software to design and animate with greater creative freedom.

Please register via the form below.


Workshop Fee
$680
Register for both this workshop and the Adobe Premiere Pro CC workshop together at a package price of $1,240. (You will save $120 on the normal price, $1,360).

This workshop is eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit.
Please note that the discounted package price will not apply if the workshops are paid for with SkillsFuture Credit.

(The SkillsFuture page for this course is currently undergoing maintenance. Participants interested in using SkillsFuture credits to sign up for the course can still proceed to do so using the registration form below. We will contact you once the SkillsFuture page is ready.)

Instructor
Wong Kin Ching
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Next Dates

1. Wed 25 Jan, 9am – 5pm
2. Thu 26 Jan, 9am – 5pm
3. Fri 27 Jan, 9am – 1pm

Course Overview

New features in Adobe After Effects CC
– Explore new enhancements and features in the latest incarnation of After Effects CC
Knowing the workflow
– Introduction to the workspace
– Customising the workspace
– Importing media and footage
– Working the media
Basic animation with effects and presets
– Setting up the project
– Creating the composition
– Working with layers
– Applying effects and presets
– Rendering
Animating text
– Using a text animation effect
– Animation using Parenting
– Importing Photoshop text
– Text along a path
Multimedia animation
– Animating scenery with Parenting
– Masking video into vector
– Keyframing a motion path
– Applying effects
– Adding audio tracks
– Animating Layers
– Simulating changes in lighting
– Duplicating animation
– Animating movements in scenery
– Using a track matte
Working with Masks
– Creating, editing and feathering a mask
Colour effects
– Using colour filters to create various effects
Motion stabilisation and tracking
– Stabilising shaky footage
– Tracking a point in the footage
– Creating tracking overlays
– Stabilising shaky footage using Warp Stabilizer
Using Expressions
– Using Expressions to generate random values
– Using the selection whip to link property values
Understanding particle generators
– Learn to use particle generators to build particle effects
Exploring 3D space
– Creating and animating 2D elements in 3D space
– Exploring lighting and effects
Rendering and output
– Introduction to rendering and output options

Technical Requirements
This course assumes little to no prior knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended.

The course will be broadly useful to not only those working in media but also those who have to produce compelling visual content that will leave a lasting impression in today’s image saturated landscape, such as marketers, educators, non-profit staff, artists and students.

Participants can use Objectifs’ iMacs which are installed with Adobe After Effects CC, or are welcome to bring their own laptops with the software installed (download a free seven day trial here). Sample files will be provided by the instructor for use during in-class exercises, as well as comprehensive notes.

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