After Effects Crash Course - Getting Started Lite Version

A beginner video guide to get started with Adobe After Effects. Take the Complete Course after this one!
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

In this After Effects training course, professional motion graphics editor Phil Ebiner takes you from zero to hero. No experience in After Effects or video editing is needed to take this course. You don't even need After Effects. You'll learn how to get a free trial version of After Effects to follow along.

*This course is available for free on the Video School Online YouTube Channel.

Here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering:

  • After Effects program layout + basics
  • Adding layers and working with transform tools
  • Creating unique shapes with motion
  • Exporting with transparency
  • Exporting for YouTube
  • and so much more!

Knowing After Effects is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. I've landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

Get a free trial of After Effects - click here.

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What are the requirements?

  • Free Trial Version of After Effects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of After Effects

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in video effects and motion graphics

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
01:25
Let's talk about what this course offers to you.
03:14
In this lesson, I'll show you how to get a free trial of After Effects.
07:02
In this lesson, we'll go over the After Effects program. 
06:45
In this lesson, we'll learn how to start a new composition.
02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Section 2: After Effects Basics
03:47
In this lesson, we'll learn how to import footage.
07:36
In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic tools in After Effects.
06:10
In this lesson, we'll learn the basic layer transformations in After Effects.
08:01
In this lesson, we'll go over the After Effects timeline.
06:27
In this lesson, we'll start talking about keyframes - the basis of 95% of everything After Effects has to offer.
Section 3: Course Wrap Up - What Next?
4 questions

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Course Wrap Up - What Next?
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06:19
Learn about the instructor in this 'Who am I?' lesson.

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ 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.


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