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Mike was really helpful and approachable, and was always open to questions.Attendee review, 11 November 2020
Adobe After Effects is an industry standard for professionals working in 2D and 3D motion graphics, visual effects, and compositing. It offers a powerful and flexible toolset, enabling you to create animation and video content for any end use - from film and TV, though to web and social media.
This two day course offers an introduction to the essential tools, techniques and operation of After Effects. Topics include: worklow overview, interface and navigation, keyframe animation, working with transparency, basic shape layers, applying and using effects, type animation presets, and basic rendering.
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in the basic operation of the software, and an introduction to it's most used features, tools and effects.
We recommend this course, if:
- You are working, or about to work, with video and would like to produce creative and memorable content that includes motion graphics, object animation, dynamic animated typography, visual effects or multi-layered (composited) video.
- You are working with video and would like to expand your capabilities beyond the basic effects and animation tools in your editing software.
- You would like to widen your skills and explore the creative possibilities of this industry-standard motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software.
No previous After Effects or video experience is required.
Delegates should be comfortable performing basic operations with the computer operating system of their choice - Mac OS or Windows, such as working with file open and save dialogs, creating folders and other common tasks.
(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT)
**** Please note our courses close 7 days prior to the start date ****
Book this course together with Adobe Premiere Pro 101 as part of the Adobe Video Editing 101 Masterclass for £670 – saving £50.
We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.
To keep you posted we will post upcoming additional dates for this course here. If you would like to enquire about future dates, please feel free to contact us.
We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.
- What is AE?
- The After Effects workflow
- Interface and navigation
- Covering the basics of asset and project management, compositions, timeline management, keyframing and keyframe types, applying effects, adding audio, and rendering with Adobe Media Encoder.
- Creating and modifying compositions
- Comps from layered files
- Working with multiple compositions
- Anchor point essentials
- Hold and roving keyframes
- Motion sketch and orient to path
- Basic speed control in the graph editor
- Move, trim, split and sequence
- Layer and footage windows
- Blending modes
- Audio layers and markers
- Masking with shapes and pen
- Basic mask animation
- Alpha and luma mattes
- Creating 'single shape' shape layers
- Animating shape properties and appearance
- Basic type formatting
- Source text animation
- Text on a path
- Text animation presets
- Applying and animating effects
- Masking effects
- Solids and effects
- Using effects presets
What will I learn?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the workflow and essential tools and techniques of After Effects.
- Create a basic motion graphics animation and render this as video in a common format.
- Use essential keyboard shortcuts to increase your efficiency.
Attending the course
We are online from 09:15 using the video conferencing software eyeson.
We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.
Trainer & Reviews
Mike is a highly experienced designer, visual creative and software trainer. In addition to his training work he runs his own studio focused on digital imagery for advertising and marketing communication, serving clients in the UK, Europe and USA.
He has a broad and deep skill set across design, photographic based imagery, 3D CGI, video and motion graphics. Mike has over 15 years’ experience as a trainer and is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. He is also an Adobe Video Specialist.
Mike is brilliant! I learned so much in two days, including a solution for another piece of Adobe software that I've needed for a long time.Attendee review, 11 November 2020
His pace was perfect for absorbing a huge amount of information in such a short time and he always checked to make sure everyone was up to speed, so no one got left behind at any point.
Great course. Really well put together. Mike was great at thoroughly and clearly describing the processes and methodically working through the After Effect interface. Very well organised by NTI . Thank youAttendee review, 11 November 2020
Mike demonstrates a super clear understanding of the subject and works well with those learning from all backgrounds. The training packed in a lot and even as an experienced Designer I gained lots of new and useful things from the course.Attendee review, 8 September 2020
Very helpful and informative - Mike made sure we understood each element and was patient and friendly.Attendee review, 8 September 2020
Great course, great teacher! Information was delivered clearly and made very easy to follow with the screen sharing. All the links to the chat worked fine, and the resources to download were also very helpful.Attendee review, 8 September 2020
Mike has been a great tutor! Knowledgeable & friendly and always willing to go back and explain in more detail.Attendee review, 23 January 2020
Mike was extremely helpful and the Macs were of a high standard.Attendee review, 23 January 2020
The facilities were great and the tutor even better.Attendee review, 23 January 2020
Great introduction to After Effects, very knowledgeable and friendly tutor.Attendee review, 11 October 2019
Course and tutor were excellent, i would recommend as they have a high impact of learning.Attendee review, 11 October 2019
The course tutor was extremely knowledgeable and approachable if help was required at any time!Attendee review, 11 October 2019
The course was really interesting. I've come away not only knowing how to use the programme, but confident i can use it.Attendee review, 11 October 2019
Mike is a first class tutor, patient and is good at explaining things.Attendee review, 11 October 2019
Mike is a great, enthusiastic tutor. All the course materials were useful, he does a great job.Attendee review, 6 August 2019
I would highly recommend this course and the venue, Mike is an excellent tutor!Attendee review, 14 June 2019
Very good intro to After Effects, easy to follow and friendly tutor/staff.Attendee review, 8 March 2019
Overall great experience. Very informative and a very knowledgeable tutor.Attendee review, 8 March 2019
Mike Abbott was amazing, very easy to understand, easy to follow and very helpful.Attendee review, 8 March 2019
Great facilities and an excellent course.Attendee review, 15 February 2019
Really enjoyed it, just need to attend the 201 course now!Attendee review, 15 February 2019
Very impressed!Attendee review, 15 February 2019
Food was brilliant, facilities are really good. I learnt loads!Attendee review, 15 February 2019
Had an amazing time on the After Effects 101 course learning Motion Graphics and Animation skills. Such a thorough and enjoyable couple of days, my mind is blown with the amount of possibilities the software gives and can't wait to get stuck in at work! Thank you Mike!Attendee review, 17 August 2018
Another great course! Really helpful and good to get my head around the basics, without being overly complicated... Mike is a fantastic tutor.Attendee review, 19 October 2018
Mike was fantastic, great chance to learn real workflows that make life easier.Attendee review, 17 August 2018
Mike was very approachable, patient and friendly.Attendee review, 17 August 2018
Mike was clear, concise and very patient with all the class. Very knowledgeable with industry background.Attendee review, 12 July 2018
Very engaging and moved at a good pace that everyone seemed to manage. Mike is extremely knowledgeable and helpful!Attendee review, 12 July 2018
I've really enjoyed the course, it was thorough and very interesting, thanks!Attendee review, 29 June 2018
Excellent course & tutor!Attendee review, 4 May 2018
Mike was a great teacher. He explained everything clearly, including the theory behind things, which made it all make sense. Overall a great 2 day course, which I will definitely be back for others!Attendee review, 04 May 2018
I have really enjoyed the course. Mike is a fantastic teacher. The facilities at NTI were great.Attendee review, 04 May 2018
I really enjoyed the course, learn’t so much, brain overload. It was so detailed which was brilliant, it has given me so many ideas there is so much I can now apply in my job.Kelly Jennings, 23 February 2018
All of it was great, the course was very useful and i learnt so much!Attendee review, 23 February 2018
Mike was brilliant, friendly and helpful!Attendee review, 15 December 2017
The course was structured/assumed everybody would have the same basic knowledge (or lack of) but Mike didn't use language/treat anyone like they were complete simpletons which was nice.Matt McGough, 27 October 2017
Had a really fun two days, I've always wanted to learn After Effects but was so intimidated. Mike made it very achievable and the course itself was very affordable.Attendee review, 8 September 2017
Very pleased with the course, building and friendly staff!Aidan Rawnsley, 8 September 2017
Really good course, delivered by really knowledgeable course leader.Mike Kelly, 8 September 2017
Mike was a very good teacher, he was engaging and very knowledgeable.Dan Tulip, 27 June 2017
Mike has a fantastic way of teaching. He is approachable and creates a great learning environment for everyone no matter what level of knowledge you come in with.Attendee review, 27 June 2017
Challenging however Mike communicated the concepts in a clear, easy to understand way. He was knowledgeable and had an approachable manner.Attendee review, 7 April 2017
Really good , thanks very much - very pleased with what i learnt.Attendee review, 7 April 2017
Everything was fantastic!Attendee review, 27 January 2017
I thought the course was fantastic and I’ll be recommending the NTI to any colleagues looking for training courses.Tiffany Mazza, 27 January 2017
Decent!Attendee review, 27January 2017
All excellent. Tutor was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and taught in an easy going manner.Richard Micallef , 28 October 2016
Great course and venue!Attendee review, 28 October 2016
Fantastic course and fantastic tutor!Attendee Review, 31 August 2016
I have found this course very useful and helpful and would consider NTI as a first choice if they cover the course subject.Attendee Review, 31st August 2016
The facilities, course management & structure has been incredible - Mike has been a wonderful tutor and I would definitely recommend him & NTITom Walters, 23 April 2016
The tutor was knowledgeable and presented the course very well.Attendee Review, 23 April 2016
The tutor Mike was very good and the course itself was very informative. The venue at NTI was excellent.Steven Burnham, 23 April 2016
Really enjoyed. Thank you!Attendee Review, 9 February 2016
Mike was great. This course has allowed me to become familiar with the interface which I will move on to develop in future learning.Attendee Review, 17 July 2015
Fantastic facilities, catered for my dietary needs. Trainer was very knowledgeable and keen to answer questions related to my own workflow.Attendee Review, 28 April 2015
Good tutor, good content, good venue - that's why I came back!Attendee Review, 28 April 2015
Thanks for the excellent After Effects course last Thursday and Friday. The facilities were fantastic and Mike's knowledge and enthusiasm on the subject was inspiring! Hopefully I’ll be able to attend a more advanced AE course in the near future.Attendee Review, 27 February 2015
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