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After Effects CS3 Essentials

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After Effects CS3 Essentials


This excellent After Effects CS3: Essentials course will help you to master the world of animation using After Effects CS3. This After Effects CS3 course is taught by a professional animator, and focuses on new features and essential tools including Shape Layers, the Puppet Tool and Brainstorm. During this After Effects CS3: Essentials course you’ll learn how to use many of the new effects found in After Effects CS3 as well as how to import Photoshop Layer Styles. This excellent After Effects course will teach you amazing tips and tricks, and will have you producing high end animations in no time!

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?

  • Learn how to create and animate graphics with new Shape Layers.
  • Find out how you can bring your animation to life with the new Puppet Tool.
  • Conjure up some suggested variants in your animations with the new Brainstorm user interface.
  • Discover how to master some of the new Effects in After Effects CS3.
  • Experience a streamlined workflow as you learn how to import your existing Photoshop layers.

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: Overview Of After Effects Cs3
  • Module 2: Navigating the Workspace
  • Module 3: Importing & Collecting Footage
  • Module 4: Keyframing Parameters
  • Module 5: Parenting, Nesting & Intro to Expressions

Part 2

  • Module 1: Effects & Adjustments
  • Module 2: Masks, Mattes & Modes
  • Module 3: Using the Type Tool
  • Module 4: Exporting & Outputting
  • Module 5: New Tools & Features
  • Module 6: Setting Preferences
  • Module 7: Tips, Tricks & Beginner Questions

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 will I receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a After Effects CS3: Essentials 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)
Career Path Video Producer • Video Editor • Videography • Editor • Motion Graphics Producer
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