After Effects Training Course – Advanced

Adobe After Effects Training Course – Advanced

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018).

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

After Effects Training Advanced Course Description:

Our hands-on, two-day After Effects Advanced training course is for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2018 release). Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience using the roto brush tool, animating, using 3D features, working with the 3D camera tracker, advanced editing techniques, distorting objects with puppet tools, color correction, motion graphics templates, and more!

Prerequisites for Attending After Effects Advanced:

Students need to have completed our Introduction course, or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the After Effects Introduction outline. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles that Use After Effects:

Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects that Use After Effects:

Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for After Effects Advanced:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for After Effects Advanced:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

After Effects Advanced Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

After Effects Advanced Training Course Reviews:

“A lot of work goes into setting up an environment for creative people to be effective when they do work. Think Big understands that concept and gives us more than everything we need to help our work and products. Great After Effects instructor. A practical man who understands what we go through when we present problems and challenges in our career field. He is a great listener who has an ability to understand your problem even if you cannot explain it well.” – Rodney R. – Department of Homeland Security

“[The Instructor] was great and made the Advanced After Effects class enjoyable. I have enjoyed my training experience at Think Big. I will definitely be back.” – Sasha L. Kaiser Permanente

“Outstanding instructor, small class size, excellent facility.” – Jeff W. – USDA

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

After Effects CC Intro
Premiere Pro Advanced
Premiere Pro Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
Adobe Audition
Videography Fundamentals
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp
Storytelling & Script Writing for Video Production
Video Production Lighting Techniques
Audio Recording Fundamentals

Adobe After Effects Advanced Training Course Outline

1. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
About the Puppet tools
Adding Deform pins
Defining areas of overlap
Stiffening an area
Squash and stretch
Animating pin positions
Recording animation
Extra Credit: Act it out with Adobe Character Animator

2. Using the Roto Brush Tool
About rotoscoping
Getting started
Creating a segmentation boundary
Editing Adobe Premiere Pro clips with After Effects
Fine-tuning the matte
Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
Changing the background
Adding animated text
Outputting your project
Extra credit: Tracking faces

3. Performing Color Correction
Previewing your project on a video monitor
Adjusting color balance with levels
Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse 3
Replacing the background
Color-correcting using Auto Levels
Motion tracking the clouds
Replacing the sky in the second clip
Color grading
Extra credit: Cloning an object in a scene
Review questions and answers

4. Creating Motion Graphics Templates
Preparing a master composition
Setting up a template
Creating an image slider
Fading a background image
Adding text properties to the Essential Graphics panel
Exporting the template
Extra credit: Using a Motion Graphics template in Adobe Premiere Pro

5. Using 3D Features
Creating 3D text
Using 3D views
Importing a background
Adding 3D lights
Adding a camera
Extruding text in After Effects
Working with Cinema 4D Lite
Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
Finishing the project
Save multiple takes in Cinema 4D

6. Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
Repairing rolling shutter distortions
Tracking the footage
Creating a ground plane, a camera, & the initial text
Creating realistic shadows
Adding ambient light
Creating additional text elements
Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
Animating the text
Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
Previewing the composition

7. Advanced Editing Techniques
Stabilizing a shot
Bicubic scaling
Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
Removing motion blur
Using single-point motion tracking
Moving and resizing the track points
Checking for drift
Using multipoint tracking
mocha for After Effects
Creating a particle simulation
Understanding Particle Systems II properties
About high dynamic range (HDR) footage

8. Rendering and Outputting
Creating templates for the Render Queue
About compression
Exporting using the Render Queue
Preparing movies for mobile devices
Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
Preparing a movie for broadcast output

 

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch the video from Adobe below to learn more about After Effects. This is just an informational video & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

Advanced After Effects Class Reviews

This class got me loving my job again.” – Danette B., DMA

“I would strongly recommend this training course to a colleague. [The instructor had] a lot of patience and a willingness to take time with students individually. He has a great sense of humor, and a very kind approach with students. I felt like I could ask any question at all times. He doesn’t leave any students behind in terms of class tempo, and makes sure that you understand before going forward with other lessons. That is very important to me. I would like to thank him for his instruction, and felt I learned the material effectively.” -Ronald C. 

Awesome class, great trainer.” – Moe H., DINFOS

Thinkbig does a great job of providing real life applications for use on each element of training they present.” – Sam W., Neustar

“[The Instructor] was awesome and as well as a highly knowledgeable instructor! I hope to have additional training classes with him in the future. I really love ThinkBig! I think they do an excellent job of training people and the attention to detail and service. I would highly recommend them to others who are interested in additional training.” – Reggie T., DMA

Great class – excellent presentation of the material.” – Jeff J., EPA

“Very comfortable atmosphere and great instructor, conducive to an excellent training experience.”- Anthony B., NSA

“This class helped build my confidence as a end user in After Effects. I feel that i am much more likely to create some interesting motion graphics!” – Krissy M. – Inovalon 

“A lot of work goes into setting up an environment for creative people to be effective when they do work. Think Big understands that concept and gives us more than everything we need to help our work and products. Great After Effects instructor. A practical man who understands what we go through when we present problems and challenges in our career field. He is a great listener who has an ability to understand your problem even if you cannot explain it well.” – Rodney R. – Department of Homeland Security

“[The Instructor] was great and made the Advanced After Effects class enjoyable. I have enjoyed my training experience at Think Big. I will definitely be back.” – Sasha L. Kaiser Permanente

“Outstanding instructor, small class size, excellent facility.” – Jeff W. – USDA

“Think Big Learn Smart helped me grow my knowledge of the After Effects program and I left feeling more comfortable applying these skills at my job. They also make it a fun and great learning environment.” – Garret M., Media Production Specialist

ThinkB!G is a great place to learn because the environment and quality of their training is unmatched; I wouldn’t want to learn any where else!” – Erica R., NSA

Very comprehensive course that provided way more insight than a textbook. Always went out of her way to explain things more in-depth.” – Rick A., SSA

“Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and did a thorough job explaining the details and was very patient when the class had questions.” – Liz V. – Department of Defense

[I learned that] as long as I have the desire to create, I will be successful, and that there are resources available to help me.” – Luther W., DMA

Great Job guys! Fantastic teacher. I learned a lot. Loved the atmosphere and food options too.” – Nguyen K., AAAS

Great location, great content. ThinkBIG takes good care of its students.” – Lise D., Chesapeake Bay Foundation

“Great job, I feel I can learn much from what I picked up in the classroom.” – Marvin L., DMA

 

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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
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