Adobe After Effects


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Adobe After Effects

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/film-video-courses-classes-sydney">Learn</a></b> Adobe After Effects for Motion Graphics in Sydney.</p><p>Create cinematic film titles, intros and


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Course description

Learn Adobe After Effects for Motion Graphics in Sydney.

Create cinematic film titles, intros and transitions. Animate a logo or text. Start a fire or make it rain. With After Effects CC, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move. Adobe say’s that "There’s nothing you can’t create with After Effects. Animators, designers and compositors use After Effects to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and the web."

This course provides practical exercises for all the Foundation techniques and features for animating images, text and shapes. You will receive a very comprehensive step-by -step set of notes and work with a set of example files that are yours to take home with you. It is recommended that you have access to After Effects outside of class to practice and review/revise and experiment with what you have covered in class.

Course Content:


  • Interface
  • Layer Operations
  • Applying Visual Effects
  • Best Practice When Creating Shapes
  • How to Create, Format and Edit Text
  • Best Practice for Working with Layers and Keyframes

The Composition Workflow

  • Part 1: Design & Layout
  • Part 2: Animating – Creating a Full Motion Graphics Video
  • Part 3 Polish Timing Layer’s – Creating a Full Motion Graphics Video, Render AAE Comp to Distribution Format (Rendering)


  • Masking with Shape Layers
  • Using Masks on Text Layers
  • Custom Shapes Using Solid Layers and Masks

Beyond the Basics

  • Track Mattes – Alternate Text Reveal
  • Pre-Comps Animation Methods
  • Motion Path manipulations
  • Using the Graph Editor
  • Understanding Interpolation Types
  • Using Keyframe properties Ease In/Out – Creating Newtonian Type Movement
  • Importing Stills/Video footage – Transform Techniques
  • Masks and Track Matte on images & video
  • The Source Text Property
  • Text Animation to a Path – Properties and Techniques
  • Transforming Masks & Paths into a Keyframed Motion Paths
  • The Trim Path – Overview and Practice
  • Using the Layer’s Parent Method
  • The Null Object & Grouping Layers' Animation

Further Learning

  • What Are Presets – Animations in a can!
  • Transform your Animation with Blur
  • Shape Layers – Under the Hood
  • Creating Per Character Animation
  • Animator Properties Combined
  • Ramp Up/Down Text Animation
  • 3D Per Character Animation
  • Grouping Alignment and Animator’s Anchor Point
  • Wigglying Characters
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use After Effects efficiently and effectively
  • Plan and execute special effects tasks
  • Integrate special effects into video production.
Please bring to class
  • USB stick for storing your data (min 32GB) or a hard drive (min 500GB)
  • Pen and paper or device to take notes

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • Mauricio said: 5 STARS

  • Usuff 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!

  • Erisana 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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