DIY Adobe After Effects

This 3 class course is intended to give students a solid understanding of the basic functionality of Adobe After Effects and the confidence with the interface to tackle more complex projects and workflows. Class is broken up into two halves, in the first half students will assemble and animate a layered puppet. In the second half of the class, the 3D camera will be introduced as well as basic z-space animation. 


November 19th, 26th and December 4th, are the dates for these classes. Tickets can be bought at www.aftereffectsnyc.eventbrite.com for $200

Class 1:

Proper project set up and asset organization
File types
User Interface
Basics of Animation:
Compostions
Keyframes
Properties [postion, rotation, opacity, etc.]
Generative objects [Text, Layers, Objects]
Alpha Channels
Class will usually end with students creating an opening title sequence for a film.

Class 2:

Puppet Animation
Anchor Points
Nesting Compositions
Masks
Pen Tool
Effects
Color Correction
Layer Styles
Track Mattes
3D [Layers, Lights, Shadows, Depth of Field, Generating a Camera]

Class 3:

Rotoscoping
Color Key [Green Screen]
Camera Tracking
Motion Tracking
Output Rendering

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