MOTION GRAPHICS

MOTION GRAPHICS

Create Motion Graphics and basic Visual Effects in 3weeks
Adobe After Effects is a powerful software tool for visual effects and motion graphics. You can
use After Effects’ tools to create dynamic designs for broadcast, web, DVD and film. This course
will help you master the concepts and features to the program. It includes many advanced
features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.
This class is appropriate for novice users of After Effects or for those working or wishing to
work in the video field, or for Adobe users wishing to expand their skills in video effects.
This class covers the core concepts and skills necessary to excel in motion graphics
animation and visual effects, as well as advanced approaches and techniques.
Who is this course designed for?
In this course students will create compositions applying motion and animated effects to media
elements, create transparency in layers using mattes, masks, and stencils, animate objects in 3-D
space, and much more. After taking this class students will be able to create visual effects for use
in web video and podcasts, broadcast television, and even film. If you are a graphic professional
who wants to enhance your motion editing and compositing or experienced users, you will also
benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.
What system configuration will I need?
Students should bring their laptops which should meet or exceed the following hardware
configurations.
 Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 or Mac OS
 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
 16 GB of free disk space for installation
 Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
 3-button mouse
Will I get a certificate at the end of my training?
Students will qualify for a certificate of training only if the pass the assessment exam at the end
of the training course.
Course Outline
This course is a great start for students who are new to Adobe Premiere Pro or transitioning from
different editing packages . We adopt a simple production-based training methodology and our
students gain valuable inside knowledge from our years of hands-on experience in video
production.
Introduction To After Effects 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 the workspace
• Controlling the brightness of the user interface
Creating A Basic Animation Using Effects And Presets
• Getting Started
• Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
• Creating the composition
• Working with imported Illustrator layers
• Applying effects to a layer
• Applying an animation preset
• Previewing the effects
• Adding transparency
• Rendering the composition
ANIMATING TEXT
• Getting Started
• About text layers
• Creating and formatting point text
• Using a text animation preset
• Animating with scale key frames
• Animating using parenting
• Animating imported Photoshop text
• Animating text using a path animation preset
• Animating type tracking
• Animating text opacity
• Adding motion blur
WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS
• Getting Started
• Adding a shape layer
• Creating custom shapes
• Creating stars
• Incorporating video and audio layers
• Applying a Cartoon effect
• Addling a title bar
• Using Brainstorm to experiment
WORKING WITH MASKS
• About masks
• Getting Started
• 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 color
PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION
• Getting started
• Adjusting color balance
• Replacing the chroma background
• Removing unwanted elements
• Correcting a range of colors
• Warming colors with the Photo Filter Effect
USING 3D EFFECTS
• Getting Started
• Using 3D lights
• Turning on shadows
• Adding a camera
• Adding an animated sphere
• Adding the logo
• Working with Null
ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES AND EFFECTS
• Getting started
• Using motion stabilization
• Using single-point motion tracking
• Using multipoint tracking
• Creating a particle system
• Creating Time warp
RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING
• Getting Started
• Creating templates for the rendering process
• Creating templates for output modules
• Exporting to different output media
• Color Management
Final project assessment and examination