After Effects CC Fundamentals

Anyone wanting to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text will want to watch this course.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 13, 2019
Duration
5h 58m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introducing After Effects
Starting a Project and Importing Assets
Creating Comps and Adding Assets to Comps
Modifying and Animating Layer Transform Properties
Working with Text
Working with Shapes
Introducing Video Effects
Using Some Specialized Effects and Layer Styles
Working in “Classic” 3D Space
Creating Specialized Text Animations
Exporting (Rendering) a Comp
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 13, 2019
Duration
5h 58m
Description

What many videos need are exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, or exciting animated text. In this course, After Effects CC Fundamentals, you will learn foundational knowledge in all three of those areas. First, you will see how to animate objects; meaning put them in motion and change their size, rotation and opacity over time. Next, you will discover how to apply and animate visual effects. Finally, you will explore how to create shapes, perform color correction, and animate text. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of After Effects needed to produce compelling digital media projects. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC.

About the author
About the author

Jeff Sengstack is a video and audio producer. He is an Adobe certified expert in After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop. He also works with Adobe Audition, Encore, and SpeedGrade. He is a former TV news reporter. He is author with O'Reilly Media and lynda.com and has written six how-to books on digital media topics.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeff Sengstack. Welcome to my course, After Effects CC Fundamentals. I'm an Adobe-certified expert in After Effects with more than a decade of experience working with After Effects. I'm the lead instructor at the BlueFx.net After Effects Academy and a former junior college digital media instructor. I've been a consult for Adobe and created its higher education digital media curriculum guide. If you want to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text then you'll want to view this course. If you're a video editor looking to expand your toolset or you work in corporate marketing and you want to create compelling promotional videos or you're a storyteller who wants to enhance your narratives then this course is for you. After Effects is the de facto internationally recognized standard visual effects and animation software. You will find it in virtually all digital media production studios. It is also becoming the tool of choice for businesses and individuals who want to enhance the quality and impact of their digital media projects. After Effects can play a vital role in the creation of explainer videos, demo reels, advertisements, documentaries, and feature films. The goal of this course is to have you reach a comfort level when working with the basic features of After Effects. The main topics include workflow, animating objects, meaning putting them in motion and changing their size, rotation, and opacity over time, applying and animating visual effects, creating and animating shapes, performing color correction, working in 3D space, and animating text. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the fundamentals of After Effects CC 2019 here at Pluralsight.