Adobe After Effects CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

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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. 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: 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

Adobe After Effects CC Advanced Course Outline

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

1. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
About the Puppet tools
Adding Position pins
Adding Advanced and Bend pins
Stiffening an area
Animating pin positions
Using the Puppet tools to animate video
Recording animation

2. Using the Roto Brush Tool
About rotoscoping
Creating a segmentation boundary
Fine-tuning the matte
Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
Changing the background
Adding animated text
Outputting your project

3. Performing Color Correction
Adjusting color balance with levels
Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
Replacing the background
Color-correcting using Auto Levels
Motion tracking the clouds
Replacing the sky in the second clip
Color grading

4. Creating Motion Graphics Templates
Preparing a master composition
Setting up a template
Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
Providing image options
Protecting the timing of a section
Exporting the template

5. Using 3D Features
Creating 3D text
Using 3D views
Importing a background
Adding 3D lights
Adding a camera
Extruding text in After Effects
Animating 3D text
Finishing the project

6. Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
Tracking the footage
Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
Creating additional text elements
Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
Tidying the composition
Adding a final object
Creating realistic shadows
Adding ambient light
Adding an effect
Previewing the composition

7. Advanced Editing Techniques
Stabilizing a shot
Using single-point motion tracking
Removing unwanted objects
Creating a particle simulation
Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect

8. Rendering and Outputting
About rendering and output
Exporting using the Render Queue
Creating templates for the Render Queue
Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • 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)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

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Monday, Nov 02, 2020 Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Monday, Apr 26, 2021 Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Thursday, Jul 08, 2021 Friday, Jul 09, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Monday, Aug 30, 2021 Thursday, Sep 02, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Wednesday, Sep 01, 2021 Thursday, Sep 02, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Sep 27, 2021 Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 01, 2021 Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021 Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Monday, Dec 06, 2021 Thursday, Dec 09, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021 Thursday, Dec 09, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register

Certification

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam is Available for After Effects!

See Latest Exam Available!

Exam Objectives Include:

Working in the Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Industry
Project Setup and Interface
Organizing Video Projects
Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
Publishing Digital Media

What is an Adobe Certified Associate? (ACA)

The ACA certification validates basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe tools.

Register for our Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Training & Certification Pack:

If you choose the Certification Pack option in the pricing dropdown upon checkout, this Includes:

✓ After Effects Intro–Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)

✓ Online Test Prep Tool (Simulates actual test & provides targeted learning based on your assessed needs)

✓ Exam Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)

✓ Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.
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Average Review: 4.73 out of 5

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Fantastic Instructor!
"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., BEA (After Effects Advanced)
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Great Instructor!
"The trainer really takes time with students, and makes sure that all students understand the course material before proceeding with other lessons. He has a great sense of humor, and kind approach with his students. The trainer really has an expert knowledge of the After Effects software, and the Adobe Suite in general. I would be happy to take another class from Sylus, as he is an excellent instructor. I feel that I really have gained an effective knowledge of the software, and can apply it." - Ronald C., BEA (Advanced After Effects Course)
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I Learned a Ton About Every Area of After Effects
“I thought the instructor did a great job explaining how everything worked while moving at a good pace for every level taking the class. I felt that I learned a ton about every area of After Effects.” – Danielle S., Independent (Advanced After Effects Training)
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"I had a great instructor and he made the Advanced After Effects class enjoyable. I have enjoyed my training experience at Think BIG and with this instructor. I will definitely be back." - Sasha L.,  Kaiser Permanente (After Effects Advanced Training)
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Outstanding Instructor, Small Class Size, Excellent Facility
"Outstanding instructor, small class size, excellent facility." - Jeff W. - USDA (Advanced After Effects Training)
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"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 (Advanced After Effects Training)