After Effects for Beginners - Get Started with Motion Graphics!

Andrzej Pach ❇️, Passionate After Effects & PowerPoint teacher

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52 Videos (4h 55m)
    • Introduction

      1:40
    • Class Structure, how to learn it quicker

      2:15
    • What is Motion Graphics & After Effects?

      3:33
    • Terminology in Video Editing

      7:34
    • Prepare your first movie!

      7:13
    • After Effects Interface

      11:49
    • Preferences & memory size

      8:28
    • Adding & Organizing Assets

      4:55
    • Import .PSD files properly

      6:27
    • Import .AI files properly

      4:17
    • Relinking missing assets

      1:34
    • Composition settings

      9:23
    • EXERCISE: Prepare a Quick Title with Burn Film Effect

      8:55
    • The Timeline - Pt. 1

      12:15
    • The Timeline - Pt. 2

      7:46
    • Properties

      4:07
    • Pre-Composing

      4:47
    • Keyframing & Interpolation

      2:21
    • Keyframes in action - Create a simple transition

      5:50
    • Parenting

      5:30
    • Previewing

      4:37
    • Rendering

      7:48
    • Creating Text layers

      5:40
    • Creating Solid layers

      4:41
    • Creating Shape Layers

      7:59
    • Shape Layers - Rearranging and adding properties

      5:05
    • Masks & Masking

      5:05
    • Blending Modes

      5:25
    • Track Mattes

      4:43
    • EXERCISE: Use these techniques for Transitions

      7:28
    • Animation

      6:49
    • Easing Keyframes

      2:46
    • Motion Blur

      1:55
    • Graph Editor

      7:07
    • Null Object

      4:07
    • Basic Expressions

      4:23
    • Working with Audio

      4:59
    • Using Effects & their order

      3:25
    • Different Layers for Different FX

      5:17
    • Adjustment Layers

      6:39
    • Masking out effects

      2:55
    • BONUS! Audio Spectrum

      7:13
    • Transparent videos

      3:13
    • Time Remapping (Slow Motion)

      7:40
    • Stabilizing shaky camera footage

      3:30
    • Color keying (Aka. Green Screen)

      5:32
    • Motion Tracking

      5:22
    • Exporting and copying between Projects

      2:50
    • Create a Lower Third

      9:05
    • Create a Typographic Animation

      9:22
    • Create a Logo Transition

      10:07
    • What Now? & Thank You!

      1:26

About This Class

In this After Effects course I want to teach you in one place all you need to know to start becomming a motion graphic artist. We will start with the program interface, going on with keyframing and later creating our first animations. This will be a basic course making a great intro to the motion design world. It doesn't matter if you use After Effects CS6 or After Effects CC (we work on CC 2015, but informations about both are covered).

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This course will teach you all neccesary & most used After Effects tools, a proper workflow, show you real-life examples of animating and various tricks in the program. This is your guidance and shortcut to professional motion graphic design.

Some of the things that will be covered during the course:

  • Motion Graphics basics
  • After Effects program layout and basics
  • Working with different types of layers
  • Creating our first few animations
  • Simple kinetic typography to use
  • Real-life examples of lower thirds, logo animations & more
  • Cross-usage between Photoshop / Illustrator
  • How to add effects to our compositions
  • Precomposing, matting, exporting, rendering
  • Tons of often used tricks and keyboard shortcuts
  • ...the list goes on.

Knowing After Effects is a lucrative skill to have which is in demand especially in 2015 / 2016 and ongoing years where video will grow as the most published type of content across the web.

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So why & for what is After Effects used actually:

  • Improve video quality,
  • Spice up videos with smooth animations,
  • Industry standard for animating (TV Shows, News, Video content),
  • Enhancing Youtube channels content,
  • ...the list is endless.

This course will kickstart your After Effects journey and you will realize that After Effects is and will be one of the most important tools on the market regarding animation & video editing. I want help you achieve your creative goals, wether it's enhancing your Youtube channel, promoting your business or starting your mograph (motion graphics design) career.

So what are you waiting for...Enroll Now!

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good overall class...
Much information! Very nice course. However I would add some test tasks for students - around 5 for the course. When a particular topic is covered it would be useful to have a small task covering the topic. Even if those tasks wouldn't be reviewed and no feedbacks would be provided it could be really useful!
This is an excellent overview of the basics of using After Effects for motion graphics. It truly opened my eyes to the possibilities of this powerful software. Andrzej explains things very well, and I like that he tells you why you are doing things, not just what to do. I recommend this class for anyone who wants to get started in Motion Graphics using After Effects.

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Andrzej Pach ❇️

Passionate After Effects & PowerPoint teacher

Hi! My name is Andrzej Pach, more known as 'Nigel'. I am an After Effects / PowerPoint / video / graphic design junkie eager to teach people how to utilize their yet uncovered raw design talent! Here on skillshare I would like to share interesting, project-based classes which will make your design workflow a greater experience.