Adobe After Effects Part 2

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered in this advanced class.


  • About the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
  • Using Dynamic Link to automatically send sequences without rendering first
  • Dynamically linking After Effects compositions to Encore projects
  • Using Content Aware Fill to remove any image detail
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Working with Photoshop: Export sequences from Photoshop and import directly into After Effects
  • About Adobe Repousse how to create 3D artwork in Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator: Importing native .AI files into After Effects retaining all editibility
  • Formatting characters and the Character panel
  • Creating dynamic animated titles, lower thirds, credit rolls, and typography
  • Create photo-realistic or surreal HDR images
  • Use the Roto Brush and Refine Matte to isolate moving elements from backgrounds
  • Preparing Flash files for broadcast
  • Production Bundle Utilities: Exponential Scale, The Wiggler, Smart Mask
  • Using Motion Math to create keyframes for layers based on values from a different layer
  • How Expressions are similar to Motion Math, but remain attached to a parameter
  • Production Bundle Effects
  • Compound Effects: Compound Blur, Texturize, and Displacement Map
  • Keying and Matting in After Effects
  • Using the Remove Color Matting effect to remove color fringes from layers (Formerly the Unmultiply effect)
  • Audio Basics and Effects
  • Using RAM preview to play video and audio
  • Manually scrub video and audio
  • Using the Resolution/Down Sample Factor setting
  • Animation synchronization to audio tracks with layer markers and expressions
  • Write compressed audio formats like AAC and MP3 for Flash and H.264 video with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Time Remapping
  • Time Manipulating Effects: Posterize Time, Echo, Time Difference, Time Displacement
  • Motion Stabilizer and Motion Tracking
  • Set up, initiate, and apply motion tracking in the After Effects Tracker panel
  • Working with the Auto-keyframe mode
  • Motion tracking properties in the Timeline panel and understanding Track Points
  • Multi Point Tracking
  • Scale Tracking
  • Working in 3D space in After Effects and integration with other 3D applications
  • Working with cameras and lighting
  • Using the Z dimension for precise, independent control over animations
  • Z Scale – offsetting the Anchor Point in 3D
  • Camera and Orthogonal views
  • Layer axes – Local, World, and View Axis modes
  • Working with 3d camera tracker and shadow catcher
  • 3D Motion Paths and Mixing 2D and 3D layers
  • Adding lights illuminate 3D layers and to cast shadows
  • Adjusting the Intensity, Cone Angle, Cone Feather, Shadow Darkness and Diffusion
  • Video issues: colorspace, title-safe, action-safe
  • Field rendering and rendering a composition
  • 3:2 Pulldown
  • Working with D1/DV NTSC: non-square pixels and widescreen
  • Working at film resolution and pre-rendering and Proxies
  • Collecting Files

Class Length: 2 Days
Price: $999

This open enrollment class is offered online with a live instructor. All instructors are Adobe Certified.

Upcoming Dates:


Attendees must have a solid working knowledge of After Effects