Below are a few movies from my course After Effects CC 2018 : Editors & Post Essential Training at Lynda.com. This course is designed to add enhancements to your Premiere workflow & add high-end polish to your edits with After Effects.
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.
Linking Premiere Pro and After Effects dynamically
Navigating timeline layers
Working with keyframes
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.