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After Effects CS3 Advanced

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After Effects CS3 Advanced


During this excellent After Effects CS3: Advanced course learners will explore the 3D environment to understand better how to work with 3D cameras and add realistic lighting and shadows. In addition, gain practice using amazing After Effects tools that you might never have tried before, like painting and keying. Take your After Effects skills to the next level, and learn to use the new puppetry and shapes tools. This course is suitable for anyone who has basic editing and compositing skills using After Effects, and covers the advanced features of After Effects.

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 will I learn?

  • Now that you’ve mastered the 2D features found in the After Effects Essentials series, you’re ready to understand the possibilities of 3D within After Effects
  • Explore the advanced features and expressions to take full advantage of the Javascript within After Effects
  • Learn how to combine painting, motion tracking, text and keying, so that you can approach any animation or composites in After Effects with confidence that you can get it done
  • Animating the 3D layers with a 3D camera can add dynamic, organic looks to your composite. The key to making this work is to understand how to manipulate the various parts of each 3D element
  • The puppetry tools help you deform layers in ways that you had never considered before. With an auto-tracing feature you can quickly start animating with this active tool

Meet the instructors:

Ko Maruyama has been working in the field of motion graphics for over twelve years. He has worked as a Visual Effects artist on several Emmy nominated advertising campaigns, music videos and promotional campaigns. He was most recently the Visual Effects Supervisor behind the motion graphics-based multi-media Snickers campaign starring the Black Eyed Peas which released simultaneously on television in print and online.

Ko has been on the motion graphics faculty of the Pasadena Art Center College of design for four years in the Digital Media Department. He’s also taught for Moviola, Video Symphony and several private firms.

He is a contributing writer for the online giant Digital Media Networks, has been published in several magazines, including STUDIO|monthly and featured in Millimeter and Post Magazine. He has several Emmy nominations, BDA/Promax Gold Awards and other international recognitions for his works.

Ko is on the board of Motion Graphics Los Angeles, a monthly forum for local artists and a central debut venue for new software in the industry. MGLA is the oldest, continuously meeting After Effects community in the country. He is also a member of Siggraph and the Director’s Guild in Los Angeles.

This course covers the following programmes:

Part 1

  • Module 1: Understanding the 3d Environment
  • Module 2: Introducing 3d Cameras
  • Module 3: Lights & Material Options
  • Module 4: Advanced Expressions
  • Module 5: Motion Tracking
  • Module 6: Painting With After Effects

Part 2

  • Module 1: Puppetry In After Effects
  • Module 2: Creating Shape Layers
  • Module 3: Advanced Text Elements
  • Module 4: Advanced Keying
  • Module 5: Exploring Popular Effects

What certification will I receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a After Effects CS3: Advanced certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

College Name 1 Training
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Digital Media
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 18
Course Duration Guided Learning Hours 07
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)
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