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Learn motion graphics & visual effects in this Adobe After Effects training course. Adobe After Effects is one of seven Adobe Creative Cloud short courses we offer in Sydney.

Learning how to create animations has become an essential tool for developing digital content. Adobe After Effects™ enables you to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and the web. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, video editor visual artist or educator this two-day Adobe After Effects training course is designed to help you get started in harnessing the power of this Motion Graphics and Compositing program and add a valuable skill to your creative toolkit.

This Level 1 Introductory After Effects course will enable you to create cinematic film titles, intros and transitions, animate logo's and text and create stunning visual effects. This 2-day training course gives you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe After Effects course, you should be able to:

  • Adequately use keyframes and layers to produce moving text and/or logos
  • Understand composition workflow in the After Effects interface
  • Understand the use of masks and how they apply to motion graphics
  • Be able to plan and execute basic special effects tasks

After finishing this After Effects course, you might like to enrol in Adobe After Effects: Level 2

What will be covered in this Adobe After Effects course?

This is an all-hands-on course with exercises that show and practice you in:

  • project and composition creation
  • creating layers and filling with content
  • applying keyframe animation to the standard Layer group of properties
  • creating classic shapes and modifying these on the fly
  • locating and applying visual effects
  • creating, formatting and editing text
  • understanding interpolation types
  • first steps in masking with layer masks
  • importing stills/video footage – transform techniques
  • making one layer follow another with parenting
  • exporting compositions for preview or presentation

This is a crash training course in Adobe After Effects so the facilitator will aim to fit in as much content as possible, however, they might not be able to cover some of the above in time. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning, then please let the tutor know.

Who is this Adobe After Effects course for?

Graphic designers, filmmakers, video editors, web designers, and visual artists may benefit the most from this After Effects course as well as anyone that is interested in motion graphics and digital animation.

Basic competency with computers is assumed before enrolling, proficiency in other Adobe software is helpful but not essential successful completion of this course.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

  • A USB stick (minimum 32GB) or portable hard drive (minimum 500GB) for storing your data (optional)
  • Set of earphones/buds with 3.5mm jack for listening to audio content.
  • Pen and paper or device to take notes (Notes of all exercises and files are provided)

Additional information

This Adobe After Effects course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system, both types of computers have the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Small class, great tutor who listened and encouraged questions.

  • said: Gregory was an excellent tutor with great knowledge all around. I really enjoyed learning the basics of AAE. He was very helpful and the program was very enjoyable. The lab was filled with MAC's which are always awesome to work on. I had an amazing experience

  • said: The Adobe AfterEffects software is notoriously complicated, thankfully the tutor is exceedingly thorough and patient in his steps to help us master it. Instructions were clear, color handouts were voluminous and comprehensive, classroom facilities great. At age 63, was thrilled I kept up (most of the time) with the young ones!

  • said: The tutor is very knowledgeable. Instructions were clear and concise. Instructor was patient in explaining difficult concepts when students needed help to understand them.

  • said: I learned a lot! The teacher provided step-by-step notes, answered our questions, offered tips and supported us individually when necessary. He was always very attentious and kind.

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