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Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the After Effects workspace and how to start a new composition.
  • Add media to your project and work with the Timeline.
  • Master the basic After Effects tools and create perfect circles and alignments and shape colors.
  • Navigate and utilize the shape properties like a pro.
  • Animate your project with keyframes and know the basics of motion tracking.
  • Work with solid layers, shape layers, strokes, paths and use the Key Burns effect.
  • Utilize essential After Effects skills such as tracking matte animations, playing with time, using blend modes and stabilizing shaky footage.
  • Take on motion graphics projects with ease, apply text animations and work with character animations.
  • Work with green screen footage and master chromakeying.
  • Work with 3D animations, use the camera tool and excel at rotoscoping.
  • Export your work in the correct format and resolution.

ABOUT PHIL'S CLASS:

While it’s easy to imagine impressing your audience with awe-inspiring videos, it’s not as simple to achieve. Adobe After Effects offers powerful capabilities to create jaw-dropping effects but you’ll need basic and advanced skills to be able to translate your dreams into reality.

This class covers all major features and elements of After Effects such as motion graphic, visual effects, green screen and rotoscoping, character animations and connecting typography. The project-based class is full of practical exercises in each section with all of the downloadable resources that you need to put your new-found skills into practice.

Go from complete beginner to advanced After Effects user with professional guidance from world-renowned expert, Phil Ebiner!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to position, scale and rotate animations and make animations look more natural
  • How to use the graph editor and add layer styles like drop shadow, bevel and gradients
  • How to work with shape effects such as trim path animations, wiggle and zig zag
  • How to preview and favorite fonts, use content aware fill, create motion graphic templates and reverse complicated animations
  • How to master colorful transitions, text bubble animations and logo reveals
  • How to remove greenscreen backgrounds and add motion to a still image
  • How to use the rotoscope tool, clean up edges for 3D animations and professional screen replacements
  • Expert workflow tips, how to work with Adobe Premiere Pro and the basics of expressions

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • People who have no to little experience with Adobe After Effects CC
  • Influencers and brands who use video and want to elevate their content
  • Videographers, cinematographers and editors who want to learn how to add motion graphics and effects to videos
  • Creative Professional who want to diversify their skillset
  • People who need a refresher class on Adobe After Effects features
  • Animators and Graphics specialists who want to fortify their existing skill set
  • Designers who want to add Adobe After Effects to their offering
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC
  • Beginner to Intermediate

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe After Effects CC

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Professional video and class creator, photographer and teacher to 1mil+ students. Phil has 10+ years of professional experience in the world of video & photography. He has created 1000+ videos and award-winning documentaries and works from his home studio near LA.

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