After Effects CS5: Essentials

After Effects CS5: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 8 hrs

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!

Highlights

  1. Learn to create compositions, use Roto Brush and Auto Keyframes
  2. Discover how to use and interpolate masks
  3. Explore how to animate using the text animation engine
  4. Learn to use the parenting capabilities of After Effects
  5. 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.

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Presenter Info

Luisa WintersLuisa 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

C07 BASIC COMPOSITING 50:51
C07_L01 Applying Layer Blending Modes
C07_L02 Creating a Track Matte
C07_L03 Keying & Keylight
C07_L04 Compound Effects: Gradient Wipe & Displacement Map
C07_L05 Compound Effects: Wave World & Caustics
C07_L06 Precomposing & Nesting
C07_L07 Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush

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