After Effects Genius

Learn all the essential after effects skills in a fun style through creating a fully professional promotional video.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

At course completion you will be awarded a motion graphics course certificate.

After Effects Genius is a step by step video course teaching anyone from completely newbies to intermediate users in after effects, how to create professional promotional videos.

You will learn how to create the exact video you see above in a step by step format. This is a unique course in that instead of having to learn what each feature does you will learn how to use each feature to create something amazing!

This course will arm you with all the skills you need to begin creating unique videos and video templates you can sell to businesses or others online.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a computer
  • You will need Adobe After Effects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to create a professional promotional video.
  • You will also have the skills required to create unque after effects videos and templates you can sell.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course has been designed for anyone who wants to begin creating professional promotional video animations in after effects. Anyone can do this!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Alpha - Creating an Introduction
Introduction to After Effects Genius

Click 'Composiiton' add new composition and make it 1920 x 1080. Make the length 1.15. Name this composition 'Final Video'. Then create another Composition 1920 x 1080, 20 seconds long call it Scene 1. Duplicate these scenes 3x using Ctrl + D.

Creating a Background
Creating the Characters Head with Pen Tool
Creating an IPad
Creating an IPad slide show
Creating Arm Movements
Creating Screen Images
Venetian Blinds
Creating Bubbles
Creating Design Animations
Section 2: Creating an Animated Character
Drawing character head
Creating the Characters Clothes
Creating arms and legs
Creating a walking animation cycle
Section 3: AE Infinite
Creating a Flop transiition
Making a Logo holder
Animating Tick Boxes
Creating the benefits slide
Creating video placeholders
Animating video placeholders with scripts
Creating an IPhone

First duplicate the IPhone (Ctrl + D) and call it 'glare control', then make a solid by double clicking on the 'rectangle tool'. Place the rectangle under the 'glare control' comp. and select alpha matte on the track matte. Add linear wipe effect to 'glare control' and follow along with tutorial. :)

Creating the contact slide
Adding Audio

Grab the script here

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Instructor Biography

Josh Ratta, Video Marketer

Hi, I'm Josh Ratta,

I am the CEO of an online digital marketing company called inmotiontech, where we develop and sell software applications and video training programs for entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners .

I have extensive skills in video creation and website design as well as a good knowledge in the latest online marketing tactics which have enabled us to grow our online business substantially over the past few years.

I am currently based in London, UK but am originally from Christchurch, New Zealand.

And married to the most beautiful girl in the world :)

Love God Love life!

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