Course Description

After Effects 7 PRO Essentials

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After Effects 7 PRO Essentials


This excellent After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials course will teach you the basics of the industry-standard tool for motion graphics and special effects design and production. The course has been created and is taught by an expert instructor, Steve Holmes, an award-winning British designer and animator. As you can imagine, he has an abundance of insider knowledge to share with you, and will provide an excellent education in After Effects. The course focuses on ways to control keyframes, use parenting and time remapping, understand and use powerful masking and blending modes, create mattes, and use adjustment layers to add complex, yet simple, impact to your animations.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Get a full introduction to the project, clip, comp windows, palettes, timeline, and Graph Editor
  • Learn how to control keyframes, use parenting and time remapping, plus understand how to make the most of powerful masking and blending modes
  • Discover how to create striking motion graphics and animate text in amazing ways

Meet the Instructors:

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

Course Outline:

Section 01: Interface, Footage & Animation Essentials

  • Module 01: The Grand Tour
  • Module 02: The Project Panel & Workspaces
  • Module 03: The New & Powerful Comp Panel
  • Module 04: The Timeline & Previewing
  • Module 05: Importing & Organizing Footage
  • Module 06: Video Standards & The Clip Panel

Section 02: Masking, Mattes, Effects & Text Animation

  • Module 01: Parenting, Nesting & Time Remapping
  • Module 02: Incredibly Cool Masking
  • Module 03: Introduction To Effects & Presets
  • Module 04: Mattes & Layer Blending Modes
  • Module 05: Track Mattes, Adjustment Layers &  Effects
  • Module 06: Creating & Formatting Type
  • Module 07: Basic Text Animation & Presets
  • Module 08: Output & Export
  • Module 09: Preferences

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

College Name 1 Training
Course Category Business, Computers & IT (Information Technology), Digital Marketing
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 18
Entry Requirements You must be 16 or over You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)
Career Path Graphic Design Video Editing Videography Digital Media Digital Marketing Print Production Multimedia Developer
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