VFX Compositing with After Effects: The Complete Edition

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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22 Lessons (1h 51m)
    • 1. Who am I and Who are you?

    • 2. What is Compositing?

    • 3. This is Compositing

    • 4. Software for Compositing

    • 5. Adobe After Effects Interface Walkthrough

    • 6. Basic Compositing

    • 7. Green Screen

    • 8. Refining Mattes

    • 9. Color Correction

    • 10. Set Extension

    • 11. Creating & Matching Shadows

    • 12. Grain

    • 13. Bit Depth & Color Space

    • 14. Rendering & Render Formats

    • 15. 2D Tracking & Stabilization

    • 16. FLASHBACK SHOT: ROTO 101

    • 17. SHOT TRYOUT: Composite this!

    • 18. Compositing Best Practices

    • 19. The Thing about Compositing

    • 20. Stay Tuned for More!

    • 21. Networking

    • 22. Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"

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About This Class

If you want to learn how to use After Effects to create realistic visual effects (VFX) shots and not just motion graphics, then you're looking at the right course. This course will reveal the tips, tricks and applications of compositing in post-production visual effects - one of the final steps to finishing and executing any visual effects shot.

Learn How to do Compositing from an Industry-Trained Professional.

Using 3 real live-action films as test shots for this course, learn by actually working on shots while following the course as a step-by-step guide to proper and professional compositing.

Why This Course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the visual effects and film industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • Step-by-step guide with practical and hands-on live-action shots to work on
  • Insights and know-hows that would save you time and money when working on your own visual effects shot
  • Major part of a series of other more advanced visual effects tricks, tips and methods
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students


Create Your very own Cinema Quality Visual Effects Shots.

You will Learn How:

  • Compositing is applied in film and television
  • To do realistic compositing
  • To use After Effects for composting in live-action films
  • To apply basic and advanced compositing techniques and tricks
  • Smart ways of compositing and the other effective ways of doing compositing

Complete with additional documents, students who complete the course will also be awarded with a bonus section - kind of like that satisfaction you feel when you finally finish that visual effects shot.

The best part about this course is that it's going to cover all that you need to know about compositing in only the time that is necessary to get the lessons across - unlike those 15-hour courses where most lessons simply just go on forever, or exist for no reason.

If you participate in this course, you will walk away learning and applying what I learned myself, whilst working on the visual effects of major Hollywood film and television, AND saving yourself a bunch of hours with lesson content that only exists when it is necessary.

NOTE: This course covers some content from the first published course in the series: "VFX Rotoscoping 101 with After Effects and Mocha"