Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5: Hot Shot

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code AFXL2

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered.

This course will help you master the concepts and features to the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphic professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.

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Keyframes (11 topics)

  • Different types of Keyframe
  • Velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Type, Draw & Paint*
  • All about alphas
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Dots
  • Pixels & inches
  • Working with Illustrator
  • Plugging in Type

The Matrix (1 topic)

  • 'particle playground'

More On Effects (2 topics)

  • Production Bundle Effects Round-Up
  • Compound Effects

Animation Assistants (4 topics)

  • Additional Assistants
  • Motion Fun
  • Express Yourself
  • Animation and behaviour presets

Keying (1 topic)

  • Using Keylight

Time and Tracking (4 topics)

  • Time re-mapping
  • Time games
  • Motion Tracking
  • Time warp

Expressions (2 topics)

  • Writing a simple expression
  • Linking expressions to motion track

Working with 3D (3 topics)

  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • 3D Layers

NLE Integration (2 topics)

  • Integration 101
  • Integration with Nonlinear Editing Systems

Format Issues and Rendering (9 topics)

  • Video Issues
  • Playing the Field
  • 3:2 Pull-down
  • Luminance and IRE Issues
  • Working with D1/DV NTSC
  • Working with Widescreen
  • Pre-rendering & Proxies
  • Advanced 'Rendering-Render Farm Concept'
  • What's your preference?


Before taking this course, you should have already have acquired skills and knowledge from the After Effects Rookie training course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Adobe After Effects: Rookie

    This 3-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe After Effects on either CS4 or CS5.

    3 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code AFXL1
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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