Create Explainer Videos Using Adobe After Effects
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to create their own Explainer Videos in After Effects after taking this course.
- Students will be able to use Animation Composer to create cool 2D animations in Adobe After Effects.
- You need a copy of After Effects / Audacity and a Good Microphone. A basic understanding of After Effects is also a plus
How To Create Explainer Videos Using Adobe After Effects
Ever wanted to create your own amazing Explainer Videos for YouTube or other Online Platforms? Now you can with Adobe After Effects 2018. You can also use previous versions to follow along.
So what is an explainer video?
An Explainer Video is great a tool for explaining your business or service to the online community. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos.
What you will learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to create your own impressive Explainer Videos with great quality Voice Overs and beautiful animations.
Topics covered in this course:
Writing The Script
Recording the Voice Over using Audacity
Editing Your Voice Over Using Audacity
Determine Scene Durations In Audacity
Finding Graphics Or Creating Your Own
Setting Up Your After Effects Project / Organizing and Importing Assets
Creating Your First Scene
Animating Your First Scene
Creating Your Second Scene
Animating Your Second Scene
Creating Your Explainer Video Sequence And Importing Your VO
Creating Markers To Assist With Scene Durations And Transitions
Placing Your Scenes On Your Main Sequence
Adjusting Scene Animations To Fit The Voice Over
Creating Scene Transitions
Exporting Your Final Explainer Video Using Adobe Media Encoder
Things you will need:
1: A Copy of Adobe After Effects & Media Encoder
2: Animation Composer (Free Plugin)
3: Audacity (Free Software)
4: And a good quality Microphone (I’m using the Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone)
Thank you so much for enrolling in this course - I really hope that you will find it helpful and by the end of this course you will have your first amazing Explainer Video - ready for uploading to YouTube.
Let’s get started!!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is interested in creating their own Explainer Videos in After Effects.
- Anyone interested in creating 2D animations in Adobe After Effects 2018
Ruan Lotter is a VFX & 3D Artist, Online Teacher, Music Producer and Author from Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked on many short films and TV commercials for brands such as Hasbro, Lipton, RB, Ryobi and HP doing mostly camera tracking, general 3D work and compositing.
It all started in 1994 when he discovered 3dsmax for DOS! Back then it was called "3D Studio" and that changed everything... A few years later, 3dsmax for Windows was released and the world of online tutorials was born. Ruan instantly started binge watching online tutorials on a website called "3D Buzz" and dove deep into the world of 3D. Over the years he used many different VFX related software such as Adobe After Effects, Maya, Cinema4d, Modo, PFTrack, Boujou and Nuke to name a few and he fell in love with the world of Visual Effects and YouTube became his university of choice.
At the beginning of 2020, after many years of using Maya, he found Blender which quickly became his go-to application for anything 3D or VFX related. In mid 2022 he published his first book "Taking Blender to the Next Level" which is available on Amazon.
He currently works as a VFX Artist & 3D Generalist at Accenture, doing mostly 3D and VFX work on TV and Web content for well known brands.
He also runs a YouTube channel called TunnelvizionTV where he teaches VFX and Motion Graphics using a variety of applications.