Complete After Effects Course: Make Video Graphics Today

The best guide to creating motion graphics and using special effects with Adobe After Effects. Start creating today!
  • Lectures 84
  • Video 9 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

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Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you've always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You'll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3d camera.

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
  • Masks and mask animations
  • 3d layers and animations
  • 3D cameras and camera animations
  • Working with Photoshop & After Effects
  • Video FX such as: page turns, fractal noise, color correction
  • Transitions such as: linear & radial wipes
  • Exporting with transparency
  • Exporting for YouTube
  • Green Screen editing in After Effects
  • Getting a Job with After Effects
  • 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.

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac
  • Free Trial of After Effects
  • After Effects CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, or CS3

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 84 lectures and 9 hours of content!
  • To become a proficient video effects and motion graphics editor using beginner, intermediate, and advanced techniques.
  • Learn the ins and outs of After Effects
  • Create your own amazing videos!
  • Improve your video quality with graphics

What is the target audience?

  • Beginner to Intermediate Video Editors
  • Videographers
  • Storytellers
  • Designers

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
05:10
Let's go over everything this course has to offer with this course overview video.
06:19
Learn a little bit more about myself!
03:14
In this lesson, I'll show you how to get a free trial of After Effects so you can follow along with this course.
Section 2: An Introduction to After Effects
07:02
In this lesson, we'll go over the After Effects Program so you have a basic idea of what it does and how to navigate.
06:45
In this lesson, we'll learn how to start a new composition and learn about the different options for compositions.
03:47
In this lesson, we'll learn how to import footage into After Effects.
07:36
In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic tools in After Effects.
06:10
In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic layer transformations in After Effects.
08:01
In this lesson, we'll go over the timeline in After Effects.
Section 3: Basic Animations
06:27
In this lesson, we'll learn about keyframes - the building blocks of After Effects.
10:54
In this lesson, we'll learn about animating position in After Effects.
04:48
In this lesson, we'll go over opacity animations.
08:01
In this lesson, we'll learn about adding size animations.
06:17
In this lesson, we'll learn how to add a rotation animation.
03:57
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the Easy Ease effect to make our animations look more natural and have more flow.
06:29

In this video, I'll give you some advanced tips for how to add motion to your text in a smooth, natural way.

01:33

Welcome to your first challenge. In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

09:57

Let's take a look how I did Challenge 1.

Section 4: Shapes
05:47
In this lesson, we'll dive into working with shapes in After Effects.
05:11
In this lesson, we'll learn how to create shapes with the mask tool.
05:43
In this lesson, we'll learn how to edit the masks we've created.
03:15
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the pen tool.
07:22
In this lesson, we'll learn how to add basic mask animations.
06:27
In this lesson, we'll dive deeper into mask animations.
01:14

Here is the challenge for this shapes/mask section.

In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

07:16

Here's how I did challenge 2 myself.

Section 5: 3D - Three Dimensions and After Effects
05:58
In this lesson, we'll introduce 3D editing in After Effects.
08:02
In this lesson, we'll learn how to add 3D animations.
06:22
In this lesson, we'll continue to learn how to edit in 3D.
12:24
In this lesson, we'll practice some 3D editing.
00:59

Here's the third challenge - create a 3D rotating object!

In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

08:24

Let's see how I did challenge 3 myself.

Section 6: 3D Camera Tool
09:25
In this lesson, we'll start learning about the 3D camera.
09:09
In this lesson, we'll continue our work with the Camera Tool in After Effects.
01:09

Challenge time! Try to replicate this 3D camera move!

04:33

Let's dive into how I did challenge 4!

Section 7: Layer Styles in After Effects
03:22
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about drop shadows.
02:41
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about inner shadows.
04:13
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about glow.
02:42
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about beveling and embossing.
03:25
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about adding overlays.
02:07
In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about adding a stroke.
00:40

I challenge you! This time, I challenge you to recreate this awesome layer style animation. In the next video, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

06:50

Let's dive into how I did challenge 5!

Section 8: Green Screen // Chromakeying in After Effects
04:45
In this lesson, we'll cover the basic color key in After Effects.
04:51
In this lesson, we'll learn about the very powerful Keylight 1.2 effect.
05:31
In this lesson, we'll learn how adding a background can improve our green screen videos.
05:26
In this lesson, we'll learn how cropping our video can help with green screen editing.
03:31
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use color correction to improve our green screen videos.
10:42
In this lesson, we'll wrap up our lessons about green screen.
Section 9: Working with Effects
06:24
In this lesson, we'll dive into our effects bin. Today, we'll talk about preset text effects including animating in and animating out your text.
06:28
In this lesson, we'll learn about the CC Page Turn effect. This effect is great for making layers (images, text, compositions) flip like a page from a book.
07:35
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the fractal noise effect.
03:59
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the CC Star Burst effect to create a beautiful starfield.
05:36
In this lesson, we'll learn about the different wipe transitions - linear wipe and radial wipe.
07:21
In this lesson, we'll learn about the color correction option in After Effects.
Section 10: Advanced After Effects Tips
04:16
In this advanced lesson, we'll learn how to work with After Effects and Premiere Pro together.
04:13
In this advanced lesson, we'll learn how to work with After Effects and Photoshop together.
04:26
In this lesson, we'll learn using precompositions to organize your After Effects projects.
04:16
In this lesson, we'll learn about transfer modes (aka blending modes).
08:11
In this lesson, we'll learn to use the motion tracking tools in After Effects.
06:11
In this lesson, we'll continue to learn how to use the motion tracking tools within After Effects.
04:16
In this lesson, we'll learn how you can use After Effects to stabilize your footage.
10:49
In this lesson, we'll learn how to use lights in After Effects.
Section 11: Timing
02:53
In this lesson, we'll learn how to create a freeze frame from any video layer or composition.
04:43
In this lesson, we'll learn how to create slow motion and fast motion videos. Also, we'll learn how to reverse video footage.
05:20
In this lesson, we'll learn how to fully customize your time with the time remapping tool.
Section 12: Exporting from After Effects
05:27
In this lesson, we'll learn the best practices for exporting.
01:50
In this lesson, we'll learn how to export your After Effects projects with a transparent background. This is a necessary skill when exporting titles and other graphics that need to be used in other projects as overlays.
Section 13: Practice Sessions - Follow me as I make cool stuff!
13:22
Let's create a space scene with After Effects.
09:20
In this practice session, we put everything we've learned together and create some fun lower third titles.
20:29
In this lesson, we'll continue practicing motion graphics with the skills that we've learned.
11:10

In this lesson, we'll create a scene with a bird flying through the sky.

Crow footage can be found here:

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqm9CqwiQ50

06:47
In this lesson, we'll practice using green screen footage to create a car scene.
Section 14: Course Wrap Up
After Effects Crash Quiz
5 questions
11:32
In this lesson, I give you 3 tips on finding a job with After Effects skills.
SURVEY: What do you want to learn next?
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03:59
In this lesson, we'll go over how to review a course in Udemy. I would appreciate you leaving an honest review of my course! Thank you!
02:38
Thank you for taking this course! I really have had a blast sharing my knowledge with you. Please leave me a great review and check out my other courses!
Section 15: Student Work
Student Work 1
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Section 16: BONUS LECTURES
10:55

In this free tutorial, learn how I made the video graphics for this Valentine's Day message.

www.VideoSchoolOnline.com

10:53

In this free tutorial, learn how I make a countdown in After Effects! Enjoy!

www.VideoSchoolOnline.com

11:32

I've got a new tutorial for you. This one, I'm talking about a semi-advanced topic of using the graph editor. The graph editor is a way to make motion of objects look more natural and/or just more interesting.

16:35

Check out this tutorial on creating a clean lower third graphic using the techniques we learned in this course. You can find more great tutorials for free at VideoSchoolOnline.com

18:05

Check out this tutorial on creating the story time graphic using the techniques we learned in this course. You can find more great tutorials for free at VideoSchoolOnline.com

Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner , Founder of Video School Online, Video Creator, Entrepreneur

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been making videos since I was a young child, and do it professionally now as a video producer at UC Berkeley. I've created (produced, shot, edited) hundreds of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn? 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 make money teaching online courses like I do? 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 any of these topics sparked your interest, you're in luck! I have courses on these topics, and many more! Check them out, and enroll today!

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    • Andrew Lim

    Great basic overview

    Great way to learn the paces on After Effects. Awesome way to start from the basics and learn a couple advance techniques.

    • J. Miller Adam

    Friendly, non-intimidating Instructor, but and awkward presenter

    Phil seems like a nice guy who knows his way around After Effects, but his stumbling, hesitating and fairly unrehearsed speaking style is frustrating. He also mumbles and gets terms mixed up frequently. You won't learn the correct name of the tools or the thinking behind the organization of the program from this video. You will get a slow and steady cookbook-style presentation of how to achieve many basic After Effects functions. His challenges are useful tools for self-testing and using them can help the learner overcome some confusion from Phil's sloppy teaching/presentation style. Overall, rather unpolished but a good value.

    • Attila Hazay

    Great challenges to practice

    This is overall a great course and I have learned a lot. What I particularly liked were the challenges at the end of the first couple of sections, nevertheless they were not present later on in the course which I personally missed. I also found that the sources used within different lessons (e.g.images,videos) were missing in the download section. I did not find this a big problem since I used other resources which worked fine, nevertheless other instructors provide full resources. I also found out that knowing other programs from Adobe package like Photoshop helped me a lot since some concepts in After Effects (like layers) are similar... meaning that this course might some total beginners (with no experience with Adobe programs) find complicated. That is the reason I can't give full five stars otherwise thanks to Philip I believe I learned something useful.

    • James Pryce

    Very comprehensive

    I approached this course with a strong knowledge of Photoshop and FCP and having dabbled with AE for some time. Was definitely worth going over the basics and learning some tips, tricks and losing bad habits!

    • Mark Gravas

    Do this course!

    If you've put off learning AE, there's really no longer an excuse. Phil's introduction to the basics of AE is great. He's lessons are short and concise while being clear and methodical. I'm moving onto another couple of Phil's courses now.

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