Intermediate Visual Effects and Motion Graphics with After Effects

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning visual effects and motion graphics. Basic video editing knowledge is a must and ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro would be an advantage.

COURSE DURATION
2 days (9.30am - 5.30pm)

COURSE DATES

8 - 9 April 2021  (Thurs to Fri)

In person class with Social Distancing . Workstations and material provided.

Please contact us for upcoming course dates. Custom courses can be arranged for your organisation

COURSE FEE

S$ 800 before 7% GST
S$ 856 after 7% GST

COURSE OUTLINE

Lesson 01 - PARENTING, NESTING & TIME REMAPPING

• Assembling an object in parts
• Introducing Parenting, the Pick Whip & Parenting to a Null
• Common Challenges with Parenting Elements Together
• Working with Nested Compositions
• Animating Precompositions
• Enabling Time-Remapping vs. Time-Reverse Layer
• Time-Remapping, Frame Blending & Time-Reverse Keyframes
• Easing Keyframes & Time-Remapping Audio
• Using the Graph Editor to Time-Remap Slow Motion Footage
• Sequencing Layers & Time-Remapping a Nested Comp
• Easing In & Adjusting the Speed in the Graph Editor

Lesson 02 – Advanced Type Animation

• Using the Range Selector to Animate
• Animating Text On Screen
• Animating the Character Offset
• Adjusting the Range Selector Offset
• Advanced Shape Options
• Using the Ramp Down Effect & Offset
• Blur Options for Text

Lesson 03 - MATTES & LAYER BLENDING MODES

• Using Layers as Mattes for Other Layers
• Using the Luminance of a Grayscale Image for Transparency
• Creating & Pre-Composing an Animated Matte
• Manipulating Transparency with Layer Blending Modes
• Using RGB Channels for Convincing Mattes
• Transitioning between Comps with a Stencil Alpha Matte

Lesson 04 - TRACK MATTES, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS & EFFECTS 53 min

• Applying a Luma Track Matte
• Using Adjustment Layers
• Using Layer Blending Modes
• Creating a Custom Luma Matte
• Creating a Custom Adjustment Layer
• Adjusting the Timing of an Animation

Lesson 05 - CREATING & CONTROLLING 3D CAMERAS 59 min

• Understanding the 3D Coordinate System
• Introducing the Camera Tools
• Changing View Layouts & Options
• Exploring the Axis Modes
• Parenting, Ordering & Rendering
• Adding a 3D Camera to Your Scene
• Working with Different 3D Camera Presets
• Point of Interest, Position & Camera Tools
• Using the Auto-Orientation Options
• Animating a Camera from Side to Side
• Animating a Camera 360 Degrees
• Using a Null Object to Animate a 3D Camera
• Animating the Point of Interest
• Auto-Orienting Objects Toward a Camera
• Adjusting the Depth of Field
• Adjusting F-Stop, Aperture & Focus Distance

Lesson 06 - 3D OBJECTS, LIGHTS

• Setting Up Your Workspace for Working with 3D
• Building an object in 3D
• Collapse Transformations
• Animating a Pre-Composed 3D Object
• Setting up a light
• Casting Shadows
• Realistic Lighting
• Using Gobos

About Your Instructors

Lynus Hee
M.A Motion Design | B.A Film and TV |
Adobe Certified Instructor AE, PR, PS

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Lynus Hee is the only Adobe Certified Instructor in Singapore Certified in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop. With 20 years of experience in moving images Lynus has worked for broadcasters such as Channel Nine Television and BBC World. He has worked on projects for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, HBO and many others. He had also been a contributing editor to magazines such as PhotoVideoi and Playworks and a speaker in seminars such as Photo Imaging Xchange alongside Julieanne Kost.

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Nuraswan Mohamed

Nuraswan has over 15 years of experience in the creative & media industry and is highly proficient in current motion graphic design skills & practices. He has an excellent portfolio of up-to-date commercial design work.

Currently lecturing at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) ,he has nurtured students’ creative & critical skills which have led to improved performances. His in-depth knowledge of the commercial industry built over decades provides him  with the ability to keep participants  updated with industry standards and expectations.