Adobe After Effects CC Introduction 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: ThinkBIG’s Introduction to After Effects course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and features to master the program. Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals need. After Effects is widely used for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and the web.

Prerequisites: 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 Introduction 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).

1. Getting to Know the Workflow
Creating a project and importing footage
Creating a composition and arranging layers
Adding effects and modifying layer properties
Animating the composition
Previewing your work
Optimizing performance in After Effects
Rendering and exporting your composition
Customizing workspaces
Controlling the brightness of the user interface
Finding resources for using After Effects

2. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
Creating a new composition
Working with imported Illustrator layers
Applying effects to a layer
Applying an animation preset
Previewing the effects
Adding transparency
Rendering the composition

3. Animating Text
About text layers
Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
Creating and formatting point text
Using a text animation preset
Animating with scale keyframes
Animating using parenting
Animating imported Photoshop text
Animating type tracking
Animating text opacity
Using a text animator group
Animating a layer’s position
Timing layer animations
Adding motion blur

4. Working with Shape Layers
Creating the composition
Adding a shape layer
Applying a fill and stroke
Creating a self-animating shape
Duplicating a shape
Creating custom shapes
Positioning layers with snapping
Snapping layers into position
Animating a shape
Animating fill color
Creating nulls from paths
Drawing curved shapes with the Pen tool
Using nulls to connect points
Previewing the composition

5. Animating a Multimedia Presentation
Adjusting anchor points
Parenting layers
Precomposing layers
Keyframing a motion path
Animating additional elements
Applying an effect
Animating precomposed layers
Animating the background
Adding an audio track

6. Animating Layers
Simulating lighting changes
Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
Animating movement in the scenery
Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
Animating the shadows
Adding a lens flare effect
Adding a video animation
Rendering the animation
Retiming the composition

7. Working with Masks
About masks
Creating a mask with the Pen tool
Editing a mask
Feathering the edges of a mask
Replacing the content of the mask
Adding a reflection
Creating a vignette
Adjusting the timing
Trimming the work area

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 Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) 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

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

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jan 06, 2020 Tuesday, Jan 07, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jan 06, 2020 Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 Thursday, Mar 05, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 Thursday, Jun 04, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 06, 2020 Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 06, 2020 Thursday, Jul 09, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 31, 2020 Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 31, 2020 Thursday, Sep 03, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects - Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 Tuesday, Dec 08, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
After Effects BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register

Certification

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

Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects

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 Print and/or Digital 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! 

Click to Get a Quote Now!

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.