With Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS5 Essentials, you'll learn the basics from getting started setting up compositions and importing files, to more complex animations, masks, text, and even 3D!
Learn to create compositions, use Roto Brush and Auto Keyframes
Discover how to use and interpolate masks
Explore how to animate using the text animation engine
Learn to use the parenting capabilities of After Effects
Use the After Effects' 3D engine
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In this After Effects CS5: Essentials series, you will learn tips and tricks, as well as techniques that you can use to create your own compositions. After Effects is the standard in the industry for compositing and graphics animation; stay competitive and add this skill set to your knowledge base.
Luisa Winters is an accomplished videographer, editor, 3D animator and graphics designer. Her compositions have been seen on broadcast TV as well as in private video productions. She has created and edited scores of video and web projects for dozens of corporate, government, and educational, commercial and private clients. An accomplished non-linear editor and instructor, Luisa has conducted training sessions and master classes for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash, Deamweaver, Captivate and Encore DVD.
Luisa has been a featured speaker at NAB every year since 2005. In addition, she has also been a featured instructor for the following conventions: Government Video Expo DV Expo CES NAB – NY PMA
She has led sessions and workshops in almost every US state and in several countries across the world.
Luisa is a Johns Hopkins University Graduate and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
C01 INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS 1:13:20 C01_L01 Basic Video Concepts C01_L02 Importing Files C01_L03 Project Panel Overview & Arranging a Workspace C01_L04 Creating a New Composition C01_L05 Placing Footage in the Composition C01_L06 Creating a Film Strip Effect with Multiple Movies C01_L07 Timeline Panel Overview C01_L08 Timeline Switches, Time Ruler & Work Area C01_L09 Composition Panel Overview
C02 ANIMATION BASICS 54:28 C02_L01 Exploring the Transform Properties C02_L02 Introduction to Keyframing C02_L03 Spatial Interpolation C02_L04 Temporal Interpolation C02_L05 Practicing Interpolation C02_L06 Copying & Pasting Keyframes C02_L07 Creating a Loop & Changing the Animation Speed
C03 WORKING WITH MASKS 53:37 C03_L01 Introduction to Masks C03_L02 Animating Masks C03_L03 Working with Mask Interpolation C03_L04 Using Masks for Position Keyframes C03_L05 Creating a Simple Animation Using Masks
C04 ANIMATING TEXT 38:00 C04_L01 An Introduction to Text in After Effects C04_L02 Using Text Presets C04_L03 Creating Text on a Path C04_L04 Creating a Preset C04_L05 Animators: Adding a Range Selector C04_L06 Adding Properties to the Same Range Selector C04_L07 Animating Two or More Range Selectors C04_L08 Animators: Adding a Wiggly Selector C04_L09 Working with Photoshop® Text
C05 ANIMATION ASSISTANTS 35:37 C05_L01 Using Motion Sketch & Smoother C05_L02 Working with Auto-Orient & Split Layer C05_L03 Time Remapping C05_L04 Creating a Picture Montage
C06 PARENTING & BASIC EXPRESSIONS 53:18 C06_L01 Parenting Basics & Null Objects C06_L02 Using Parenting in a Mechanical Crane Animation C06_L03 Using Parenting to Create a Stacking Ruler Animation C06_L04 Text Animation Based on the CTI Location C06_L05 Introduction to Basic Expressions C06_L06 Wiggle & Looping Expressions C06_L07 Using Expressions to Animate Based on Audio Amplitude
C08 PARTICLES & PAINT 40:21 C08_L01 Introduction to Particle Generators C08_L02 Creating a Chimney & Smoke Animation C08_L03 Introduction to Paint C08_L04 Creating an Invisible Pen Effect with Paint
C09 BASIC EFFECTS 22:31 C09_L01 Creating Clouds with Fractals C09_L02 Creating a Spinning Globe with CC Sphere C09_L03 Creating a Moving Background with Bezier Warp C09_L04 Colorizing with CC Toner C09_L05 Animating a Stroke with a Lens Flare
C10 INTRODUCTION TO THE 3D ENGINE 42:38 C10_L01 Introduction to Lights, Cameras & Camera Views C10_L02 Creating 3D Text with Lights & Shadows C10_L03 Animating a 3D Scene C10_L04 A Quick Look at Vanishing Point
C11 RENDERING & EXPORTING 16:43 C11_L01 Using the Render Queue C11_L02 Other Methods of Exporting C11_L03 Credits