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Adobe After Effects Masterclass - 4 day

Create incredible motion graphics and visual effects with the industry-standard animation tool.

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Delivering Adobe Authorised Training in London Covent Garden, Cardiff and Bristol – Certitec.

What to expect from this training course

This course is for people new to After Effects – perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects. Some students may be interested mainly in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. You will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

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This course can be taken as one continuous block or broken down into smaller segments, namely After Effects Introduction - 2 day, After Effects Advanced - 2 day. There is no extra charge to split your course and some people prefer to learn over a longer period.

About this course

Who is this course for?

A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be interested mainly in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.

What you will learn?

On this course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You’ll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, and work with masks and mattes. In addition, you’ll also learn about using type, using colour effectively and exporting files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, Keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, colour keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilisation and tracking.

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Course outline

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User interface and animation

  • What is a project file and what is in it?
  • Tools and Panels
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media into a project

Basic animation

  • Adding layers to a Composition
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM Preview

Intermediate animation

  • In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool

Layer control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence Layers
  • Looping Footage
  • Image Sequences
  • Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids 
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer styles
  • Masks

Transparency

  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Track Mattes

Effects

  • Effects & Presets Panel
  • Applying Effects to layers
  • Modifying Effects using the Effects Control Panel
  • Animating Effects
  • Changing  order of Effects
  • Using Adjustment layers

The text tool

  • Using the Text tool
  • Animating text
  • Text animation presets

Render order

  • How After Effects puts it all together
  • Exporting files
  • Add to Render Queue
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue

Animating text layers

  • Animating text along a path
  • Text Animators
  • Animating individual characters
  • Range selectors
  • Advanced Range Selector features
  • Wiggly selector

Nesting and dependancies

  • Precomps
  • Editing precomps
  • Locking panels
  • Using Null objects

Animation and keyframes

  • Different types of Keyframe
  • Velocity
  • Keyframe shortcuts
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Proportional Adjustment
  • Snapping to keyframes
  • Keyframe Assistants
  • Easy Ease
  • Time revers Keyframes
  • Animation and behaviour presets
  • Keyframe Interpolation

Masks and shapes

  • Creating masks
  • Importing masks from Illustrator
  • Animating masks
  • Shape layers
  • Shape layer modifiers
  • Repeater

Path animation

  • Animating along a vector path
  • Auto orient to the path
  • Creating a path from an nomination path
  • Stroke a path
  • Scribble in a path
  • Other path effects

Generator effects

  • Radio Waves
  • Particle Effects

More on effects

  • Production bundle effects round-up
  • Compound effects

Keying

  • Using Keylight
  • Using the Roto Brush
  • Simple Wire Removal

Time and tracking

  • Time re-mapping
  • Time warp
  • Motion Tracking
  • Tracking faces
  • Perspective Corner pinning
  • 3D Camera Tracking

Working with 3D

  • Understanding 3D
  • 3D Layers
  • The 3D Axis
  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • The Unified Camera tool
  • Integration with Cinema 4D

Adobe and NLE integration

  • Integration with Premiere Pro
  • Integration with other non-linear editing systems
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator

Project management

  • Collect Files
  • Consolidate Footage
  • Remove Unused Footage
  • Reduce project
  • Advanced ‘Rendering-Render Farm Concept’

Offers

The FlexiCredit - earn rewards on all courses

Get rewarded if you book any weekday scheduled course with Certitec – that's the FlexiCredit! If you are self-funding your training then for special pricing click here.

Collecting FlexiCredits - discounts off future courses

  • Book 1-day - receive £50 + VAT
  • Book 2-days - receive £70 + VAT
  • Book 3-days - receive £100 + VAT
  • Book 4-days - receive £120 + VAT
  • Book 5-days - receive £150 + VAT

This offer does not include private training

How to book

Just reference your original booking invoice number

Terms and conditions

  • FlexiCredits can only be used as payment or part-payment towards a Certitec training course
  • You will be emailed your FlexiCredits after payment and completion of your course with Certitec
  • FlexiCredit is applicable only if the full RRP is paid for your course(s). Any discounting invalidates the FlexiCredit. If discounting has been applied you can pay back the difference in order to qualify for the offer
  • Any booking paid or part-paid by a FlexiCredit does not earn FlexiCredits
  • FlexiCredits cannot be used against any 'special deals' - only courses on our main website
  • You can 'give' your FlexiCredits to another person/company providing you email us intention of 'hand-over' and the delegate name(s) for the course benefitting from the credits
  • You cannot use FlexiCredits from a company to a self-funding booking - or vice-versa
  • The FlexiCredit offer lasts for 6 months from the first date of your qualifying booking(s)

Training dates

London Covent Garden Add dates to your calendar

  • 24–27 April 2017
  • 5–8 June 2017
  • 17–20 July 2017
  • 29 August –1 September 2017
  • 9–12 October 2017
  • 20–23 November 2017

 

This course can also be taken as split courses

After Effects Introduction - 2 day

London Covent Garden

  • 24 - 25 April 2017
  • 5 - 6 June 2017
  • 17 - 18 July 2017
  • 29 - 30 August 2017
  • 9 - 10 October 2017
  • 20 - 21 November 2017

After Effects Advanced - 2 day

London Covent Garden

  • 26 - 27 April 2017
  • 7 - 8 June 2017
  • 19 - 20 July 2017
  • 31 August - 1 September 2017
  • 11 - 12 October 2017
  • 22 - 23 November 2017

If you don't see any suitable dates here, it might be more economical to deliver a private training course for you

Training Locations

London Covent Garden

90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ

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Situated in one of the most vibrant parts of London, our Covent Garden office at 90 Long Acre runs parallel to the Strand, between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. Around the corner from the Royal National Opera, Drury Lane, the Piazza and the Apple Store, it truly is a great location. Recently refurbished, the training centre has large windows, an impressive double-height reception and a central atrium so that most offices have lots of natural light. All delegates have full use of the business lounge and all wifi is free of charge. Our neighbours include companies in the retail trade and creative industries, such as website development, film production, publishing and theatre supply. Travel to Covent Garden Underground station on the Piccadilly line and 5 minutes from Charing Cross mainline and Holborn. (more Covent Garden info).

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Cardiff/Caerdydd

15th Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0EB

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The Cardiff training centre is in the heart of the city with all amenities and transport links on the doorstep. A great location for those taking the train since it's immediately behind Queen Street station, and there are numerous car parks nearby for those who prefer to drive. Fantastic views of Cardiff can be seen from Brunel House and our training room is modern, air conditioned, has super-fast internet links and has the trainer’s monitor is situated next to each delegate.

Bristol

Broad Quay House, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4DJ

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Broad Quay House is situated on Bristol's waterfront in the heart of the city. Our training room occupies one of the most visible positions in Bristol, just yards from Queen Square, overlooking the floating harbour and surrounding areas. Easy access by road and rail - an ideal central city location with high-speed internet links and air conditioned offices. Bristol Temple Meads station is just a 4-minute taxi ride away (typically a 15-minute walk).

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Further information and FAQs

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of Windows or Macintosh.

General information

  • Courses start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the course on the first day.
  • We supply all computers, software and courseware, pads, pens, lunch and refreshments.
  • Access to a secure section of our site that offers useful tips and tricks.

What's for Lunch ...

We provide flexible lunch vouchers which can be redeemed at outlets nearby such as:

  • Bella Italia
  • Boots
  • Burger King
  • Co-operative
  • Eat
  • Greggs
  • McDonalds
  • Nandos
  • Pizza Express
  • Pret A Manger
  • Starbucks
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • to name but a few.

Support

We supply 6-months rock-solid support via email on the subject matter covered during the course. Find out more…

FAQs

What's the difference between scheduled and private training?

Scheduled training courses take place in a classroom at one of our training centres. The dates and course structure are set in advance, and class sizes are usually limited to fewer than 10 delegates.

Private training courses take place at your premises or ours, and allow us to offer a session tailored to your organisation's needs.

The best value for money is most often found in our scheduled training, though private training can be cost effective for large groups.

Do you charge any travel or hotel expenses for private training?

If you are within a 50-mile radius of any of our London, Cardiff or Bristol training venues then no additional charge for travel or accommodation is applied. For more specific information then please see our private training courses page.

Introduction or Advanced training - what is best for me?

Our best advice is to carefully check our course outlines, which set out everything our trainers will cover in each course. If you feel comfortable with more than 80% of the outline to an introduction course, you should be ready to take an advanced course. If not, an advanced course could leave you feeling out of your depth, and an introduction course would be the better option.

Am I eligible for free or discounted Adobe software (by taking a course)?

Unfortunately, no. However, Adobe has released the Creative Cloud, which means you can now license your software on a monthly or yearly basis at a great price! Licensing costs are much lower for students, educational bodies and charities.

What's the difference between 'company' and 'self-funding status'?

Self-funding is for people who are unemployed, employed by a company but taking the training for their own gain (not a function within that company) or looking to start their own business (but not already started). Please visit our more detailed self-funding page which contains all the information required to identify advantages and disadvantages of 'company' and 'self-funding' status – it is very important to understand the differences.

I have 2-days free as part of FlexiDeal - what are my options?

Every 5-day scheduled course comes with a 2-day course free of charge as part of the FlexiDeal. Some people book a free 2-day course whilst others might prefer to put those 2-days towards a larger course. If for example you wish to take another 5-day course then you only pay 3/5ths of the total price. However, you do not accrue any FlexiDeal if you book a part-payment course. Another option would be to take another 5-day course and then you would (for example) accrue 4-days free as part of FlexiDeal.

I have a FlexiCredit voucher for another course - how do I spend it?

Each course of 1, 2, 3 and 4 days will accrue a FlexiCredit voucher of £50, £70, £100 and £125 + VAT respectively. Just use the discount field for FlexiCredit on your next course booking or call us on 0800 0789 462 and we'll then deduct the amount from your next course. We just need you to supply the invoice number of the qualifying booking which accrued that FlexiCredit.

I am from overseas –  can I attend a training course?

Yes, anyone over 16 years old can attend a Certitec training course. Payment for the training course must be paid for in advance in order to satisfy UK guidelines.

How do I book my training course?

You can either book online (look at the main navigation menu above, navigate to your course of choice and select BOOK COURSE) or call us on 0800 0789 462. You are not required to fill in any bookings forms – we'll take your information and then email you the 'ePaperwork' – simple. Please ensure you have added mail@certitec.com to your list of accepted email addresses.

Will I receive any type of reminder prior to my course?

Yes, 5 days beforehand. This reminder by email (to the person who made the booking) will contain information such as course, venue, dates, start/end times, and delegate names. Please ensure you have added mail@certitec.com to your list of accepted email addresses.

Is the training with Mac or Windows?

We cater for both operating systems at all our training centres. Just let us know your preference when you book and we'll ensure everything is in place when you attend your course. We currently use Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Windows 10 (October 2016).

Is there much difference between Mac and Windows?

Besides the slight difference in opening and saving files on a Mac (using the Finder) and Windows (using Explorer), that's pretty much it. The Mac uses the keyboard accelerator 'Command' key and Windows uses the keyboard accelerator 'Control' key. So if you've learnt on a Mac and then switch to use Windows (or vice versa), don't worry – you'll adapt straight away.

Is there any type of dress code?

No, just wear whatever is comfortable for you.

Who attends your courses?

We train people from all walks of life, from self-funding individuals, freelancers and charity workers all the way up to leaders of large organisations. If you're over 16 and have basic computer skills, you can attend our courses.

As well as receiving some great training, you might even make a contact or two – so bring your business cards and get ready to meet people with similar interests.

What do I need to bring to the course?

Just arrive in plenty of time and we'll handle the rest. You'll be given writing pads, pens and a first-class course book that's yours to keep – a perfect way to refer back to techniques covered by the trainer.

Can I bring along my own laptop?

Yes, although the training itself has to be carried out on our workstations, because of software licensing agreements with Adobe. You're free to use your own laptop and devices during breaks, and we offer Wi-Fi internet access.

Can I bring my own project for you to help me with?

We'll always try to deal with personal requests when time allows but we can't guarantee that our trainers can assist with all such issues. Our main goal is to ensure that all delegates are given expert guidance in the topics listed on our published training outlines and that they each receive the training they have paid for.

Can I bring my Wacom (or compliant) graphics tablet?

Yes, so long as you give us 24 hours notice, because we'll need to install the driver software ahead of time.

If you have a Wacom (or compliant) tablet but you have never used it before, we don't recommend that you bring it with you, as you may be hindered during the course.

Is there car parking at my training venue?

Most of our training locations are based in major city centres, so we recommend using public transport or local car parks. Our London, Cardiff and Bristol venues have NCP car parks near the training venues (fees payable to NCP), and Cardiff has bicycle parking at the back of Brunel House.

What about refreshments and lunch?

Our training centres have a lunch voucher scheme with different outlets to suit various diets. We also offer free tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks.

What about payment for my course?

We'll auto-invoice companies with an existing credit record, with payment allowed up to 28 days after the course.

For self-funding individuals and companies without an existing credit record, payment is required 10 working days before the course starts. We accept payment by bank transfer, BACS, CHAPS, cheque and all major debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX – with transactions in British Pounds, Euros or American Dollars). Payment instructions can be found in the email containing your invoice.

How about splitting my course?

All our 5-day Masterclass courses can be taken in smaller segments. For example, our Design Masterclass, which comprises 2 days of Photoshop, 2 days of InDesign and 1 day of Illustrator, can be split so you can take the courses over different periods. Just let us know when booking or making your enquiry.

Does my course come with a certificate?

Thanks to extensive customer feedback, we use a very successful eCertificate system after completion of your course. At 11pm on the final day of your course, we'll email you a personalised certificate. Gone are the days of soggy certificates – now you can save and print them forever!

After my course, do I become Adobe Certified?

You'll receive an official Adobe Authorised Training Centre course completion certificate after your course, which is different from the Adobe Certified Associate Associate or Expert qualification.

However, we do run courses that enable you to get on the fast track to Adobe Certified status.

I have taken my ACA exam and need to re-access my account

In readiness for your Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam, you will have set up an account with Certiport (www.certiport.com). You'll need to use your Certiport username and password to access your Certiport account.

We don't hold your Certiport login details on record: despite our similar names, Certitec and Certiport and not part of the same organisation.

Course Enquiry

Interested in one of our courses but need a couple of questions answered first?

Use our simple form below to send a message directly to our consultant trainers. We value great customer service and will endeavour to get back to you within the hour inside normal business hours.

If you require an immediate response then please do not hesitate to call 0800 0789 462.

Course: After Effects Masterclass - 4 day

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You can use the form below to make a course reservation with Certitec. We are an established company with over 15 years’ experience training Adobe products and have a high regard in the industry. Alternatively just call us on 0800 0789 462.

If the course is available we will send you confirmation with joining instructions and invoice over email - this is your ePaperwork so keep it in a safe place. Reminders are sent 5 working days prior to your course. If the course is not available we will email you alternative courses/dates. Typically we have availability up to 2 weeks before each course.

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  • 24–27 April 2017
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