After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals

Looking to go beyond the basics in After Effects? This course presents advanced features in After Effects CC, including creating 3D objects, 2D and 3D motion tracking, uses of paint tools, and making fun animations with the Particle World effect.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 15, 2017
Duration
6h 6m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Using Paint and Puppet Tools
Working with 2D Tracker Features
Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
Creating Ray-traced 3D Text, Shapes, and Layers
Using Masks
Particle World
Controlling Time
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 15, 2017
Duration
6h 6m
Description

Do you have some basic knowledge about working in After Effects and want to ramp up your skills? In this course, After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals, you'll learn how to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text. First, you'll explore advanced features, including using 3D tracking to add objects, lights, and shadows in 3D space, creating 3D text and shapes, and making animations with the Particle World video effect. Next, you'll cover how to use masks, track mattes, stencils, and silhouettes to highlight or conceal portions of a video clip. Additionally, you'll learn how to use effects and blending modes to further enhance the masked areas. Finally, you'll discover how to control time by creating slow-motion, fast motion, reverse motion, and freeze frames. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to utilize a variety of skills and techniques in After Effects CC. Software required: After Effects CC.

About the author
About the author

Jeff Sengstack is a video and audio producer. He is an Adobe certified expert in After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop. He also works with Adobe Audition, Encore, and SpeedGrade. He is a former TV news reporter. He is author with O'Reilly Media and lynda.com and has written six how-to books on digital media topics.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Sengstack. Welcome to my course, After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals. I'm an Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects with more than a decade of experience working with After Effects. I'm the lead instructor at the bluefx. net After Effects Academy and a former junior college digital media instructor. I've been a consultant for Adobe and created its Digital Media Higher Education Curriculum Guide. If you have some basic knowledge about working in After Effects and want to ramp up your skills, then this course is for you or if you've taken my Pluralsight After Effects CC Fundamentals course and want to step up to the next level, then this course fits the bill. In this course I show you how to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text. I present advanced features including tracking moving objects in video clips and then attaching items or effects to those moving objects, using 3D tracking throughout objects, light and shadows to video clips in 3D space, creating 3D text and shapes, fun uses of paint tools and making exciting animations with the particle world video effect. I show you how to use masks, track mats, stencils and silhouettes to highlight or conceal portions of a video clip, then I explain how to use effects and blending modes to further enhance the masked areas. Finally, I show you how to control time. You can create slow motion, fast motion, reverse motion and freeze frames. If you are a video editor and want to go beyond the basics, or if you are a corporate marketing person wanting to create exciting promotional videos or if you are a story teller who wants to enhance your narratives, then After Effects CC, Building on the Fundamentals is the right course for you.