Adobe After Effects is
Adobe After Effects is
- Understand terminology used in the video post-production process
- Work with content on the Timeline
- Understand how to work with layers
- Add text and other objects to a composition
- Add effects and animation to objects and text
- Edit applied effects and animation
- Import After Effects content into Premiere Pro with Adobe Dynamic Link
- Export a completed video
- Use a mouse and keyboard
- Understand video formats
- Perform basic video editing tasks in Premiere Pro
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Description of the video:
Hello and welcome to After Effects: Video Effects and Text Animation Basics! In this course, you'll get familiar with Adobe After Effects, and learn how to work with text and video effects. As part of the course, you'll learn how to add text and objects to a composition in After Effects, animate text and objects in an After Effects composition, edit applied effects and animations, and export a completed video.
Before getting started, you'll want to be familiar with basic computing skills, as well as have some familiarity with Premiere Pro or video editing in general. You'll also want to make sure you have After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Media Encoder installed on your computer.
As we go through the course, we'll be referring to exercise files - you can download them from the download links included in each section of the course.
Let's go ahead and get started with After Effects: Video Effects and Text Animation Basics!
Important note for participants not affiliated with IU
- This course contains training material only.
- Participants who are not affiliated with Indiana University will need your own access to installed and licensed software, according to the training topic. This will allow you to follow along and participate in the hands-on exercises.
- If you do not have access to the needed software, you can still enroll in the online course and read the course content.
More information about this course
This online course is free to everyone and available for enrollment through IU Expand.
This course consists of a series of short lessons, examples, demonstrations, practice quizzes, and hands-on exercises.
To complete the course content, you will need:
- a web browser and internet access to use the course material on IU Expand.
- a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.
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Explore the contents of After Effects: Video Effects and Text Animation Basics:
You will learn about the After Effects interface and how to customize the interface.
You will create a lower third graphic. While creating the lower third graphic you will learn how to import assets, create a composition, work with the timeline, how to edit composition properties, how to add text and change properties of text, and how to preview a composition. You will also learn about timecode and safe areas.
Learn how to use the After Effects animation system. The properties you will learn to animate are anchor point, rotation, scale, position and opacity.
You will start creating a thirty second movie trailer. In this section you will create a blank composition, create and format some text, and animate the position of the text.
You will learn how to work with effects, including how to apply and modify effects.
You will create a complex composition made up of several different object, each with different animation properties and effects. You will learn to work with solids, create an animated star field effect, use the fractal noise effect, asnd create an animated sphere effect.
Animate an effect and multiple properties to create a more complex animation. Also learn about shying and soloing layers and the easing property.
Learn to use apply preset animations that After Effects provides. You will use Adobe Bridge to find and preview animations. Also learn how to make changes to the preset animations once they are applied to an object.
Learn about how to take advantage of the dynamic link between Adobe Programs. You will use Adobe Premiere to bring multiple After Effects compositions together to create the movie trailer.
Practice applying the skills you have learned through this course. Apply effects and animations to already created compositions to complete the movie trailer.
Learn how to export the final version of the trailer from Adobe Premiere Pro to a MP4 file using Adobe Media Encoder.