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Adobe After Effects and Animation: Intermediate

Adobe After Effects and Animation: Intermediate (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Francesco de Manincor


This course has beendesigned 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

  • Shape layers and operators
  • The Graph Editor
  • Text animators and effects
  • Alpha Channels
  • Track mattes
  • Animation with solids and effects
  • Animation principles applied to motion graphics
  • 3D, Cameras, Lights
  • Audio in After Effects
  • Timeline tips and tricks
  • Preferences and key settings
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Rendering and exporting

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

  • Control animation values and speed with the Graph Editor
  • Create and animate design elements with Shape layers
  • Generate backgrounds and animate strokes with effects
  • Understand 3D, Camera and Lights
  • Position layers in 3D space and animate cameras
  • Animate type and create Animation Presets
  • Use solids to create animation
  • Optimise Preferences
  • Render and export an After Effects project into difference video formats

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

Intermediate: You should havecompleted AdobeAfter Effects and Animation: Beginners or be familiar with Adobe After Effects.

Online Delivery - if this course is taught online, it will be delivered in 2 parts

  • 10am – 12.30pm 
  • 2.30pm – 5pm 

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 Adobe courses and animation courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view Gardiner & Theobald, UK: Digital Adobe Training case study.

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

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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.

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