Create the Introduction to Mad Men with After Effects

Adam Perlis, Creative Director

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3 Videos (1h 50m)
    • Mad Men Opening Credits

    • Lecture 1

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    • Lecture 2


About This Class

This class is for beginners in Motion Graphics who want to learn the first steps in creating their own projects in After Effects.

Have you ever wondered how they create those amazing TV or Movie introductions? Or even some of your favorite commercials. They likely used Adobe After Effects to help create them.

We  will cover the very basics of Adobe After Effects. We will run through a project that I have created especially for this class. Topics will include:

Introduction (5 min) Navigating around AE. (10 min) How Layers Work in AE. (5 min) What are keyframes and how to use them to animate. (10 min) How to use a camera. (10 min) How to parent objects and why it’s useful. (5 min) What a Composition is and how a Pre-Compositions can be utilized. (5 min) Rendering (10 min) Questions?

This course will provide you with a foundation to build upon and help you explore the program and all it's capabilities. You will walk away with a firm grasp on how to dive into your first project and even start your own portfolio.

10 of 11 students recommendSee All

Super great tutorial for a beginner After Effects user!
I really enjoyed Adam's class. Having no experience prior with using Adobe After Effects, his class plus his helpful tips during q&a sessions were really what I needed to get a clearer view on that software. I like his approach in teaching, and he breaks every process down so we can grasp the concepts. I would totally recommend this class!
Sasha-Shae Shaw

Graphic + Web Designer

Adam does a fantastic job of taking time to review the fundamentals of After Effects in a clear and easy to understand way as he goes through the project that makes learning AE much easier for beginners. I took his class knowing absolutely nothing about AE and felt it helped lead me through the tens of thousands of capabilities of AE. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning a new skill!
Taylor Bruno

Organization Aficionado





Adam Perlis

Creative Director

Adam Perlis has worked as a freelance motion designer for 10+ years. He is now the Design Director for Some of his clients have included agencies Droga5, Publicis, Digitas, networks such as NBC CMT, and TruTV and clients such as Time, AT&T, Yahoo! and Skillshare. You can find his work at

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