Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

What You'll Learn

Motion graphics and special effects can bring your video projects to the next level. Adobe After Effects CC is the perfect tool for creating animated titles and graphics or adding special effects to video. AE CC works with a wide variety of media and is built to work seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files. The class will cover an overview of the interface, tools, and capabilities of After Effects along with a walkthrough creating an animated title sequence.

This Class will Cover:

  • Working with different types of media
  • Animating layers, mask and effects
  • Working with footage - Color correction, Stabilization, Green Screen
  • 3D space in After Effects
  • Walkthrough - Creating an animated title

After Effects CC is built to integrate seamlessly with the Adobe creative suite.

Who Should Take This

This is an introductory course for anyone looking to learn how to add post-production value to their videos using the Adobe After Effects Program (i.e. special effects, titles and text, animations and other video effects). Prior knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere is helpful but not necessary.

Presented By Michael Scalisi

Michael Scalisi

Mike Scalisi of Triple Threat Digital is a skilled editor, director and motion graphics artist with over 8 years of professional experience creating everything from corporate videos to broadcast television series to feature length documentaries. In 2009 he worked as an editor and motion graphics artist on the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" which was produced right here in Boulder. Mike works daily with Adobe creative apps such as After Effects , Photoshop, and Premiere as well as Apple's Final Cut Studio to create visually stunning videos for local and international clients.

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Great class! Instructor was personable and answered all questions enthusiastically. Very enjoyable!Kari
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Comments For: Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

As always Michael is an awesome instructor! We does a great job!Jeff on 2/7/2018
Great class! Instructor was personable and answered all questions enthusiastically. Very enjoyable!Kari on 7/9/2015
Mike gave a wonderful introduction with examples to Adobe After Effects. I highly recommend the class. He left time at the end for questions too, and I learned even more. Craig on 4/5/2015
Mike was an excellent instructor.Alison on 10/25/2014
The instructor was very engaging, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Good intro to the software.Brett on 3/5/2013
I fell like I can now get into the program and begin learning by trial and error were as I couldn't even get started before.Lauren on 3/5/2013
[The instructor was] very knowledgeable.E K on 8/23/2012
Good introduction.Reed on 8/22/2012
This was a really helpful intro.Maggie on 8/22/2012

Chapters for Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Chapter Name Start Time (HH:MM:SS)
Introduction 00:00:00
Setting Up An After Effects Project 00:02:28
Timeline 00:18:22
Saving 00:23:59
Layers, Layer Properties and Tools 00:26:54
Keyframes 00:40:29
Pixel vs. Vector 00:48:32
Effects 00:50:01
Creating Text 01:02:05
Keyframe Viewer 01:13:04
Creating Solids 01:13:57
Importing Media 01:21:27
Masks 01:22:26
Pre-Comps 01:30:48
Parenting 01:34:46
Importing Photoshop Files 01:37:15
3D Space 01:43:09
Importing Illustrator Files 01:55:34
Animating Circle Text 02:00:40
Exporting 02:07:19