After Effects CC 2015 – Getting Started


Follow along with graphics and animation expert Brian Maffitt as he demonstrates a real-world After Effects workflow. You will learn the basics of After Effects CC, from importing assets, to animating effects, to exporting the final project.

Length: 30 minutes

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In this Getting Started with Adobe After Effects CC 2015 series, Brian quickly gets you up and running by introducing you to the assets and the After Effects CC interface. You will composite layers and apply effects in the timeline. Learn to animate with keyframes to simulate a hand-held camera effect. Finish the scene by adding blur, photo filters & noise. Finally, you’ll learn to export your project using Adobe Media Encoder.

This series is great for beginners who want to get started learning one of the most powerful animation applications available today. Brian will make you feel at ease while showing you the ins and outs of Adobe After Effects CC 2015.


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Course Outline


  • Importing Assets into a New Project
  • Compositing Layers & Applying Effects
  • Animating with Keyframes
  • Simulating a Hand-held Camera Effect
  • Finishing the Scene
  • Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Presenter Info

    Brian MaffittBrian Maffitt brings a singularly diverse background to presenting and directing. As a former professional actor, photographer, carpenter, and Graceland Tour Guide, he jumped on board the computer graphic revolution in the late 1980s. He founded MAFF/x in 1993 and won several awards for video production, interactive design, and animation. Brian also co-founded Atomic Power Corporation and released two award-winning sets of software plugins for After Effects, “Psunami”, and “Evolution”. The latter was acquired by Adobe in 2001 and is now included with every copy of After Effects sold, and has been featured prominently in untold commercials and films,including Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “The Incredibles”.

    A combination of communication skills and computer proficiency made video training a natural progression. As Total Training’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, he is devoted to great training, crafted by an extraordinary creative team, for exceptional customers. And if he can occasionally make you smile (or roll your eyes) along the way, so much the better.