- After Effects and industry terminology
- Six foundations of After Effects
- Setting up a composition
- Working with layers
- Animating compositions
- Applying effects, including lights
- Working in 3D
- Rendering projects
Skill Level Beginner
- [Mark] Have you ever heard amazing things about what can be done with Adobe After Effects, only to open the application and feel overwhelmed, barely even knowing where to get started? Or maybe you've tried tutorials to do something very specific, and quickly found yourself in the weeds of individual steps, lacking the bigger picture of how to even think in After Effects. Maybe you're not sure what the application even does, or conversely, maybe it's been a top resolution for the past several years to finally learn After Effects.
If any of these statements sounds even remotely true, this course is designed with you in mind. Once you've completed it, you'll be ready to move on to a whole world of other After Effects training right here on this site. You'll have a better understanding where After Effects is the right tool for what you wanna create, and how to go about learning to specialize on what interests you the most. Whether you just wanna know how the application works so you can collaborate with an After Effects artist, or if you're already making videos and animations and believe they would be better if you knew this tool set, my goal is for you to be comfortable choosing the path that is right for you.
As you begin to specialize more, you'll find out more about where you're capable of doing your best work. If you're able to keep looping the same two seconds of motion for as long as it takes for it to look right, you're an animator. If you're fascinated watching captivating original designs unfold over time, you sound like a motion designer. Or, if you're a storyteller who wants to create scenes that you could never capture on camera the way you want them to look, you'll want to focus on visual effects. After Effects is among the best tools on the planet for animation and motion graphics and effects, so if you're ready to learn more, let's jump in.