After Effects CC 2018 : Editors & Post Essential Training

Below are a few movies from my course After Effects CC 2018 : Editors & Post Essential Training at This course is designed to add enhancements to your Premiere workflow & add high-end polish to your edits with After Effects.

After Effects CC 2018: Editors & Post Essential Training

In this course, I’ll cover the core aspects of After Effects commonly used in editing and post production: masks, shapes, type, logos, stills, animating, rendering, and exporting. To begin, I’ll compare After Effects to Premiere Pro so you can see the similarities and differences. Then we dive into hands-on demonstrations of how to limit effects with masks, create elements with shape layers, use text templates, animate a logo, and create a 3D type extrusion. Next you’ll see how to work with imported pictures, create a Z-space camera montage, change the speed of animations, and more. We’ll wrap up by walking through outputting steps and then kicks off a challenge exercise where you can put your skills into practice.

Topics include:

  • Linking Premiere Pro and After Effects dynamically

  • Navigating timeline layers

  • Working with keyframes

  • Precomping elements

  • Animating mask reveals and tracking masks

  • Creating elements with shape layers

  • Animating shapes and text

  • Working with Illustrator files

  • Animating a logo

  • Creating 3D type extrusions

  • Creating a simple camera in Z-space montage

  • Keying video with Keylight

  • Batch rendering and Dynamic Link rendering

This movie covers the big picture concepts of After Effects. You’ll briefly learn about compositions, layers animations, effects, 3d space and rendering.

As with most everything in After Effects, masks can be keyframed to create animated reveals and are another building block to creating engaging animations. Here, we’ll take a look at some ways to animate masks inside a composition.

Learn about the Essential Graphics Panel and how this new tool greatly improves workflow to allow Premiere users the ability to alter text and various graphics properties from After Effects compositions.

See how to animate images and alter timings of multiple layers inside of After Effects.