After Effects for Entrepreneurs: 9 Practical Video Projects
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Make your videos better than the competition! You'll make practical After Effects projects to boost your video branding!
4.7 (11 ratings)
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174 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll know how to create 9+ types of graphics and customize them for your own brand
  • You'll know how to use After Effects for creating your own custom graphics
  • You'll know how to export graphics to be used in any video projects
  • You'll know how to use After Effects to boost your brand
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Requirements
  • You will need a free trial or full version of Adobe After Effects to follow along with the course (project files and assets are included for each project)
  • You DO NOT need to know how to use After Effects. We'll walk through each project step-by-step so even complete beginners can learn
Description

Make your videos stand out from the rest!

Everyone is making videos now. And if you're not, you should be!

But it's hard to make videos that stand out, right?

With this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to make 9 practical projects specifically meant for growing your business. Along the way, you'll learn how to use After Effects so you can create your own custom graphics!

Create custom graphics for your brand!

Using your own colors and logos, you'll have 9+ graphics for your own business videos by the end of this course.

Boost your business growth by learning the following:

  • Modern and clean lower third titles
  • Animated logo for the beginning and/or end of your videos
  • Animated YouTube subscribe button with mouse click
  • Animated social media icons to boost followers
  • Colorful transitions to spice up your video transitions
  • Animated text blocks for ads, tutorials, or any other video
  • Kinetic typography to make text-based graphics more engaging
  • Animated calls to action for the end of your videos and boost conversions
  • Professionally remove green screen

Are you an After Effects beginner?

If you said yes, than this is the perfect course for you. We designed this course for people like you who have never even opened After Effects before! 

What do you need to get started?

It would be beneficial if you downloaded the After Effects application so you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions. You can use any version of After Effects to design the graphics we teach in this course. We'll be using the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC 2017. And if you want, you can download the project files to follow along. We also provide any assets (pictures, graphics, icons) that you'll need to follow along.

We are so excited to get you started on your After Effects journey!

This is only the beginning. After learning the 9 projects in this course, you'll have the skills to design an infinite...literally... number of custom graphics for your own brand.

With our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, there is no reason to hesitate! Enroll now and start creating your own motion graphics in After Effects!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick

Who is the target audience?
  • You are an entrepreneur
  • You have you own business or brand
  • You create (or want to create) videos for your business
  • You want to spice up your videos with graphics but don't know how
  • You are completely new to After Effects
  • You want to learn by doing... by creating practical projects
  • You could be a motion graphics artist who wants to learn some new styles
  • You want to boost your video conversions with better videos
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
02:29:52
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Welcome to the Course - Phil
2 Lectures 06:25

Welcome to the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. This course will teach you how to create practical and brand-building graphics for your videos.

It's so important to grow your video-presence on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter (and surely future platforms that we don't even know about). But we know video is here to stay! 

Spice up your videos with all of the graphics you'll learn in this course!

Preview 01:18

Let's jump right into After Effects. If you are comfortable with After Effects, you can skip this lesson and get straight into the projects in the following section. Otherwise, watch this video to get a quick overview of After Effects.

Preview 05:07
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Project: Basic Lower Third - Phil
5 Lectures 21:55

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to design and animate a basic lower third.

Preview 00:13

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to design the lower third text for your animated lower third.

Preview 05:15

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to animate your text using track matte and position animations. You'll even learn how to use the graph editor to make the motion more dynamic.

Animate the Lower Third
10:47

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to export your lower third to use in any of your video projects.

Export Your Lower Third with a Transparent Background
05:23

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:17
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Project: Basic Logo Reveal - Nick
5 Lectures 13:41

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to create a basic logo reveal with an outer circle.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:15

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll create a simple circle shape and the text.

Create Shape (Circle) and Text to Animate
03:39

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll animate the circle with keyframes.

Animate the Circle With a Stroke Effect
04:39

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll animate the text layer with keyframes and see the entire animation.

Animate the Text Layer
04:51

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:17
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Project: Clean Modern Transition - Phil
4 Lectures 10:23

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to design and animate a colorful transition.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:26

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to design and animate a colorful and modern transition using shape layers and radial wipes.

Design & Animate Your Transition
07:30

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to export your transition to use in any of your video projects.

Export Your Transition and Add to Video Project
02:11
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Project: Animated Text Block - Nick
4 Lectures 13:37

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to create an animated text block to re-use for your projects.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:12

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you will add both a text and shape layer to your composition.

Add a Text Layer and Shape Layer to Composition
04:49

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, the text block gets animated with different keyframes and subtle changes for dynamic effect.

Animate the Text Block Keyframes
08:20

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
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Project: YouTube Subscribe Button with Click - Phil
3 Lectures 14:07

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to design and animate a YouTube subscribe button with a click.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:17

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to design an animated YouTube subscribe button with a mouse click.

Design and Animate a YouTube Subscribe Button with Mouse Click
13:34

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
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Project: Basic Kinetic Typography - Nick
10 Lectures 30:18

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to design kinetic typography with an excerpt from Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford University.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:20

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll import the files and add markers for the audio to set up for animation.

Import File and Add Markers for Audio
02:43

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll work on creating keyframes for a preset.

Create Keyframes For A Preset
03:08

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll create a preset called "textBounce" which will help you be more efficient in adding the preset multiple times.

Setting The "textBounce" User Preset
03:08

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll change the font to something right for the project and start lining up words using text layers.

Font Change and Lining Up Words with Text Layers
01:53

This is Part 1 of positioning the text with keyframes.

Position Text in Composition (Part 1)
04:08

This is Part 2 of positioning the text with keyframes.

Position Text in Composition (Part 2)
04:53

In this lecture, we'll change the text color and background to fit the kinetic typography animation.

Text Color and Background Changes
05:53

In this lecture of the course, we'll wrap-up the entire kinetic typography animation and preview.

Final Wrap-Up and Finished Preview
03:56

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
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Project: Animated Call to Action - Nick
6 Lectures 14:25

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to make an animated call-to-action with different elements on the screen.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:20

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll start with a new composition and the layout of the call to action.

Create the Composition and Layout
03:17

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, the text gets animated and placed into the pre-composition.

Animate the Text and Place in Pre-comp
06:09

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll add motion blur and align the keyframes properly.

Add Motion Blur and Align Keyframes
02:28

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, we'll reverse the animation to move all the elements back out of the frame.

Reverse the Animation
01:55

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
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Project: Animated Social Media Buttons - Phil
6 Lectures 12:53

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to design and animate a social media graphic that boosts your followers.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:23

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to design a social media graphic that includes your handle.

Design Your Social Media Graphic
03:50

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to animate your social media graphic using parenting, position animations, and pre-composing.

Animate the Social Media Graphic
05:34

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to quickly reverse an animation - no matter how intricate it is!

Quickly Reverse Your Animation
01:35

In this lesson of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll learn how to export your social media graphics to use in any of your video projects.

Export Your Social Media Graphic with a Transparent Background
01:15

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
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Project: Green Screen Removal - Nick
5 Lectures 12:08

Welcome to a new project in this After Effects for Entrepreneurs course. In this lesson, you can download the project files so that you can follow along with our step-by-step instructions.

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to remove green screen behind an object and insert a new background with an effect.

Project Intro & Download Your Project Files
00:25

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll create a new composition and import all of the assets.

Create Composition and Import Elements
01:31

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, you'll remove the green screen from the footage file with the Keylight effect -- a major help with green screen backgrounds.

Remove Green Screen with Keylight
05:28

In this lecture of the After Effects for Entrepreneurs course, the image will be scaled and we'll add the pinch to zoom action for the animation.

Line Up Image Scale with the Pinch to Zoom Action
04:28

Take a break from the course and take action!

Complete the course project by exporting it and sharing it with us!

  1. Export the graphic / video
  2. Upload to YouTube (keep it private by setting it to the 'unlisted' privacy mode)
  3. Share the link with the rest of the course in the Q&A tab on the course dashboard

Thanks! Can't wait to see your work!

Cheers,

Phil & Nick 

EXERCISE: Design Your Own Project
00:16
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


Nick Henry
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Creative Professional: Video Maker & Purpose Seeker

A Little About Me

My name's Nick and I'm just an average guy from Indiana trying to make a difference. I'm an entrepreneur that uses my family as fuel for creating media. Being creative helps me have less stress and a more fulfilling lifestyle.

I'm passionate about filming video, using awesomeness like motion graphics, and using software to take ideas from my head into reality. It's one of coolest things to do -- especially when you love what you do.

Professional Experience (and education)
For some of my expertise, I'm simply self-taught, but I've learned the correct way to do things once I found out that DIY is not always the best so to speak.

I work with clients to help their business grow using my design skills and creative knowledge. This has been a venture in itself.

From an educational standpoint, I have a degree in Computer Information Systems, but have used limited skills from what I learned attending college. Most of what I teach/use today is from my pursuit of purpose in life.

My Technical Knowledge

I'm a quick learner for just about any subject, but I've focused the most in technical areas including HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Wordpress.

If you want to learn efficiency, that's what I teach! This is coming from someone who watches tutorials and listens to podcasts at twice the speed.

Don't stop being awesome,
Nick

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