Full course description
Class 1 – Course Overview, Interface & Workflow Introduction, Export Basics
Overview of panels, creating a project and importing footage, create a composition & arrange layers, add effects & modify layer properties, then export the project.
Class 2 – Basic Animation using Effects & Presets
Import various types of media directly and using Bridge, Meijer-specific systems access (if needed), still sequences, Dynamic Linking & AE/PSD imports, keyframing, interpolation, easy ease, using animation presets.
Class 3 – Creating and Animating Text
Text layer basics, point vs. paragraph text, text animation presets, animate text on a path, import & animate a PSD, Kinetic text.
Class 4 – Working with Masks and Path Animations
Mask shapes, creating a mask with the Pen Tool, editing & feathering masks, mask modes, layering multiple masks.
Class 5 – Plugin Effects
Sabre from Video Copilot will need to be installed for this class. Energy Beams, Lasers, Electric, Haze, and other plugin effects will be explored then other plugin providers will be reviewed.
Class 6 – Manipulation of Motion Video
Time Remapping, Motion Tracking with Mocha, Puppet Tool.
Class 7 – Intermediate topics In After Effects
Color Correction, Layer Comps, Splitting Layers, Blurring, and other Finer Points.
Class 8 – The Speed Test
A practical exam testing Creativity, Functionality, and what has been learned in this Course.
Class 9 – Student-Teacher Sessions & Final Showcase