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# After Effects Apprentice 10: Time Games

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1. ### Introduction

2m 58s
1. Welcome
58s
2. Using the exercise files
2m 0s
2. ### 1. Frame Blending for Slow Motion

10m 13s
1. Frame Mix mode
5m 13s
2. Pixel Motion mode
5m 0s
3. ### 2. Stop Motion and Freeze Frames

13m 48s
1. The Preserve Frame Rate option
3m 28s
2. Calming overactive effects
4m 21s
3. Creating hold and freeze frames
5m 59s
4. ### 3. Time Remapping

18m 41s
1. Spotting hit points in time
4m 39s
2. Keyframing time
7m 51s
3. Refining speed changes with the Graph Editor
6m 11s
5. ### 4. Quizzler

8m 36s
1. Quizzler challenge: Looping a composition
3m 45s
2. Quizzler solution
4m 51s
6. ### 5. Idea Corners

6m 33s
1. Idea corner one: Crossfading stop motion frames
2m 47s
2. Idea corner two: Multiple playback speeds
3m 46s

## Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Chris Meyer of Crish Design, and welcome to the After Effects Apprentice lesson on time games. In this short fun course we're going to give you a few ideas and give you a few techniques on how you can manipulate time. We're going to show you two different ways to create smoother slow motion. We're going to show you how to reliably create stop motion, including freeze frames, and we're going to show you how to keyframe time, how to make time speed up, slow down, even run backwards depending on what do you need for a particular project. We have a Quizzler where you need to combine something you learned in this lesson with something you learned in the previous lesson on expressions, and we have a couple of Idea Corners to hopefully give you some further inspiration.

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After Effects Apprentice 10: Time Games
1h 0m Intermediate Aug 31, 2011 Updated Dec 06, 2012

Discover how to manipulate time in After Effects. Author Chris Meyer shows how to stop, slow, and speed up footage, and how to combine these techniques with nested compositions, expressions, and the Graph Editor. Along the way, he reveals several important yet somewhat hidden functions, such as the advanced composition setting that ensures predictable stop motion, the Frame Mix and Pixel Motion modes of the Frame Blending switch, and the Time Remap parameter.

The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.

Topics include:
• Smoothing out slow motion
• Creating stop motion
• Creating hold and freeze frames
• Keyframing time
• Setting multiple playback speeds
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## Welcome

Hi! I am Chris Meyer of Crish Design, and welcome to the After Effects Apprentice lesson on time games. In this short fun course we're going to give you a few ideas and give you a few techniques on how you can manipulate time. We're going to show you two different ways to create smoother slow motion. We're going to show you how to reliably create stop motion, including freeze frames, and we're going to show you how to keyframe time, how to make time speed up, slow down, even run backwards depending on what do you need for a particular project. We have a Quizzler where you need to combine something you learned in this lesson with something you learned in the previous lesson on expressions, and we have a couple of Idea Corners to hopefully give you some further inspiration.

I hope these tips and knowledge add to your bag of tricks and that you have lot of fun. So, as always, let's dive in.

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Q: This course was updated on 12/06/2012. What changed?
A: We added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6, as well as a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.

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