After Effects CC: Become a Motion Graphics Designer
Motion graphics are an essential part of video creation and editing. This ’Become a Motion Graphics Designer Using After Effects’ tutorial will help at every step of the way, without leaving you drowning in details.
Project files included
Length: 4 hrs 50 min
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In this Become a Motion Graphics Designer Using After Effects® course, expert instructor Daniel Scott will take you one manageable step at a time through motion graphics in a series of small practical projects that come together to unlock Adobe® After Effects CC, animation, and infographics.
With nearly 5 hours of high-quality training content, you’ll discover how to create beautiful motion graphics, fix shaky video footage, add 3D type, render video for YouTube™, and so much more!
Learn the principles and the specifics of producing content, in a way that you’ll understand and remember. By the time you’ve completed this course, you will have a complete foundation that you can build on for years to come.
BECOME A MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER USING AFTER EFFECTS
Overview 1. Introduction to Motion Graphics 2. Exercise Files 3. Live Chat forums 4. Relinking missing footage
Industry overview 5. Projects vs. Compositions 6. What’s the right composition settings? 7. Changing the length of your composition 8. Matching composition to video size 9. Create type animation in After Effects 10. Easing your animation 11. Blurring your text while it moves 12. How to render or export your After Effects animation
My computer isn’t good enough & I keep getting lost 13. My computer isn’t good enough – help 14. Empty your disk cache to clear hard drive space 15. I’ve lost my timeline in After Effects
Title overlays, lower thirds & watermarks 16. Lower thirds type animation 17. Creating a watermark in After Effects 18. Rules of motion graphics – anticipation 19. Custom easing using the graph editor in After Effects 20. Adding audio & music to your video
Inspiration 21. Inspiration for you motion graphics
Fixing/Cleaning up your video 22. Trimming the length of a video 23. Color correction, exposure & adjustment layers 24. Creating a vignette in After Effects 25. Fixing shaky footage with warp stabilizer
Camera tracking + Time Remapping 26. Add text to live action video 27. Matrix effect using time remapping 28. Text to follow live action
Animating illustrations 29. Working with Illustrator® in After Effects 30. Looping your animation 31. Grouping is called a pre-comp 32. How to make a motion path
Masking & green screen 33. Green screen Keying 34. Basic Masking 35. Object & mask animate separately – Track Mattes 36. Rotoscoping & faking depth of field 37. Rotobrush – putting type behind video objects
Infographics 38. Animated infographic line chart 39. Pie chart infographic in After Effects
Cameras 40. Using cameras in After Effects 41. Animating a screen capture or screencast
Animated static images 42. Animating static images using parallax 43. Add fake lights with CC Light Rays 44. Creating dust particles in After Effects
Swinging text 45. Swinging text in After Effects
Puppet tool 46. Character animation using the Puppet pin tool
Effects & presets 47. Spinning globe & star effects
Exporting advanced 48. Making your video file size really small 49. Put all your files in one place – collect files
What now? 50. End
Extra 51. Motion Graphic Cheat Sheet for After Effects
Daniel Scott is an expert designer and teacher. He is an Adobe® Certified Instructor for Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro and After Effects. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.