Animation with Adobe After Effects: stage 2
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VK515
Duration: 4 sessions
What is the course about?
On this course you will learn the key skills in using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers. Each week the course takes you through a set of practical exercises that help you to develop these key skills. You will be encouraged to practise the techniques you’ve learned outside the course time. You will have the opportunity to develop your own After Effects project and get feedback from the tutor and your peers.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Planning your After Effects project workflow and organising material
- Creative project development
- Preparing your still image and film assets using Photoshop
- Projects and compositions in After Effects
- Animating transformations on image, video and text layers
- Applying and animating a range of effects
- Working with masks
- 3D settings in After Effects (XYZ controls)
- Keying and compositing in After Effects
- Exporting techniques and backing up and archiving After Effects projects.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Plan, prepare and organise your assets for an After Effects project
- Create projects and compositions and import assets
- Apply and animate a range of 2D and 3D transformations to video, image and text layers
- Apply and animate a range of effects to video, image and text layers
- Create and animate masks
- Create and animate a camera
- Render, back up and archive your project.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need previous experience in using Adobe After Effects or have completed Adobe After Effects stage 1.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials.
During the course you will be encouraged to practice the techniques you’ve learned outside the course time. You will be invited to develop your own After Effects project and will be able to get feedback on your project from the tutor and other students.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be
aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos.
You will need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
You will need to right version of the software.
If you do not have the software, City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course.
If you require more information please contact us on VisualArts@citylit.ac.uk
Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.
John has been animating for 40 years, and has taught animation at every level, and for every age group. He has taught classes in stop motion animation, digital animation, CGI animation, compositing and VFX, as well as the History of Animation. He has a passion for his subject area, and a never ending quest to learn more. John is a professional stop motion animator, and has collaborated with various other organisations to produce animation for Film, Theatre and Television. John teaches animation in the Richard Williams style, by embodying the character and action, and has insights into nearly every form of animation, and film-making and story telling in general. Recently he was invited to teach stop motion at the Disney Framestore HQ. John's company Skatedog films recently debuted its 16 minute short film 'Jolly Girl' onto the International film festival circuit. www.skatedog.co.uk
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.