Adobe After Effects Course

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After Effects course sydney

Adobe After Effects Course Sydney

Our Adobe After Effects Course will teach you how to create stunning industry standard broadcast quality visual effects and motion graphics that can be used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Learn how to animate and alter composite media in 2D and 3D space. We also train on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro and Adobe Captivate.

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Level 1 - Essentials

Adobe After Effects Course Sydney Level 1

Our 1 day After Effects essentials course has a maximum recommended class size of 6 ensuring that the day is fully utilised and focused on the most useful content.



  • Starting a project

    • The Composition window
    • Using the Project window
    • Working with layers over time
    • Animating layers independently

    Importing footage

    • Importing layers from Photoshop & Illustrator
    • Understanding Alpha channels
    • Looping video footage
    • Interpreting footage

    Working with layers

    • Different layer masking techniques
    • Trimming and moving layers
    • Changing playback speed and direction
    • Working with Shape layers
    • Using Brainstorm to experiment and refine designs

    Understanding key frames

    • Animating graphic elements
    • The Auto Keyframe button
    • Roving & Hold Keyframe
    • Key frame assistants
    • Precisely controlling animations
    • Synchronizing Audio to Video
    • Graph editor

    Linking Methods in AE

    • Parent/child relationships
    • Pre-Compose
    • Trimming layers
    • Working with nested Compositions

    Working with text

    • Composing text
    • Text Layout
    • Animating text
    • Synchronising Text to speech
    • Applying Animation text presets
    • Adding Layer styles to text

    Introduction to using mattes

    • Creating Track mattes
    • Making layers react interactively
    • Using adjustment layers
    • Using the Keylight keyer

    Using masks

    • Drawing mask shape
    • Animating masks
    • Using stencils and silhouettes
    • Using RotoBezier masks
Level 2

Adobe After Effects Course Sydney Level 2

Our 1 day After Effects level 2 course has a maximum recommended class size of 6 ensuring that the day is fully utilised and focused on the most useful content.


Clone tool

  • Adding more objects to a scene
  • Removing objects in Time
  • Erasing Clone strokes

Keying Technics (green screen)

  • Understanding the Keying workflow
  • Matte chocker
  • Channel Blur
  • Using Keylight

Motion Tracking

  • Tracking moving footage
  • Track Transform, Perspective corner pin
  • Tracking effects
  • Motion stabilization

Time stretching – Speed Change

  • Controlling speed over time
  • Time remapping
  • Reverse speed
  • TimeWarp

Puppet Pin tool

  • Puppet pin
  • Overlap & Starch tool

Designing a background scene

  • Adding elements from Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Using Fractal noise filter
  • Exploring the Filter effects

Shape tools

  • Drawing and Animating Shapes
  • Adding Animators to Shapes
  • Brainstorm

Introduction to working in 3D space

  • Creating a layer in 3D space
  • 3D text animation
  • Understanding the Camera controls
  • Moving the camera through a scene

Final rendering – Saving your work

  • Adding your project to the render Queue
  • Setting render settings for multiple output
  • Understanding video Formats
  • Saving Alpha channels
  • Creating custom rendering templates
  • Setting field rendering order

Combine or request topics to create your own tailor made training course. A course can be split over 1 or 2 days or a number of short sessions to suit your schedule.  Ask about our free training needs analysis for a truly relevant and hands on learning experience.


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