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Adobe After Effects and Animation: Intermediate

Adobe After Effects and Animation: Intermediate

London College of Communication
Taught by
Francesco de Manincor


This course has been designed for video artists, filmmakers, graphic designers and graphics professionals who want to bring their creative vision to life using Adobe After Effects.  

This course contains a series of engaging tutor demonstrations and practical exercises that give you the chance to apply your learning to live projects that will further your working knowledge of this program.

Topics Covered

  • Key-framing
  • Editing
  • Time-remapping
  • Filters
  • Adjustment layers
  • Solids
  • Timelines
  • Alpha channels
  • Text tools and effects
  • Image effects
  • Pre-composing layers
  • 3d layers
  • Environment layers
  • Rendering movies
  • Audio in after effects

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Use key-frames to animate an object’s parameters such as scale, opacity, anchor point, and position
  • Apply range of filters to derive to a desired visual outcome
  • Render your movie to create a baked .mov file
  • Create 3d layers and text effects
  • Create a camera and a null object
  • Apply track mattes and masks

Who Should Attend

Video artists, filmmakers, graphic designers and graphics professionals looking to gain a fuller understanding of Adobe After Effects


Intermediate: You should have completed Adobe After Effects and Animation: Beginners or be familiar with Adobe After Effects.

Follow Up Courses

After you have completed this course you may want to continue your Adobe education with Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Photoshop: Image Creation Techniques.

Customised Training 

We also offer bespoke writing for blogs courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Related Courses

We offer a wide range of Adobe courses for Adobe Creative Suite - find out more on our Digital Skills page.

Tutor Description

Francesco de Manincor is a character designer, animator and illustrator with a broad experience in visual storytelling, from storyboarding to animation. After studying Fine Arts and Art Direction, and working in comics, illustration and visual communication in his native Italy, Francesco moved to London and for the past 15 years has worked on commercial projects and taught digital media, design and animation, creating visual content, illustrations and concept art, editing videos, motion graphics, and designing characters for print and product applications.

Francesco likes to start by exploring ideas drawing on paper, to then complete production and post-production using digital tools, for the unbounded possibilities that these offer. He believes that it's all about realising our vision, about storytelling, to captivate and engage the viewer and create that little bit of magic.


Please bring along a USB to save your work.

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