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