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Intro to Adobe After Effects

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In the course you will be introduced to Adobe After Effects and the world of animation, effects and compositing. The six foundations of AE will be introduced which include concepts like layers, keyframes, rendering, and moving in 3D space.
The rest of the course expands on these ideas, and shows how to build compositions with layers, animate your composition with keyframes, add effects and transitions, and render and export the finished piece.

We will work through 2 real world examples of creating an animated lower third and animate a logo in 3D space.
Students should come with the goal of creating basic graphic elements for their show.


Topics Include:

  • Setting up the workspace, important preferences, and the cache
  • Importing footage and compsCreating type, shape layers, and masks
  • Timing animations to audio
  • Building backgrounds with effects
  • Rendering with the Render Queue and Adobe Media Encoder
  • Animating 3D type
  • Working with 3D: extruding shapes


Course Prerequisites
Premiere certification or equivalent experience (email to provide work sample)

To register for the workshop, you must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a Television & Video Porduction orientation session.

Fee: $75

Pay online or in-person with a credit or debit card. You will need to register in-person if you are paying by cash, check or money order.

No Refunds will be given to cancellations made later than 5 business days prior to the start date of the workshop.

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