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Adobe After Effects CS5: Essentials

Video Description

With Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS5 Essentials you'll learn the basics from getting started setting up compositions and importing files, to more complex animations, masks, text, and even 3D! You will learn tips and tricks, as well as techniques that you can use to create your own compositions. After Effects is the standard in the industry for compositing and graphics animation - stay competitive and add this skill set to your knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Basic Video Concepts 00:07:51
    3. Importing Files 00:07:50
    4. Project Panel Overview & Arranging a Workspace 00:07:36
    5. Creating a New Composition 00:03:05
    6. Placing Footage in the Composition 00:05:53
    7. Creating a Film Strip Effect with Multiple Movies 00:08:45
    8. Timeline Panel Overview 00:04:14
    9. Timeline Switches, Time Ruler & Work Area 00:19:35
    10. Composition Panel Overview 00:08:24
  2. ANIMATION BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Exploring the Transform Properties 00:06:57
    3. Introduction to Keyframing 00:10:40
    4. Spatial Interpolation 00:10:39
    5. Temporal Interpolation 00:07:12
    6. Practicing Interpolation 00:06:27
    7. Copying & Pasting Keyframes 00:04:52
    8. Creating a Loop & Changing the Animation Speed 00:07:35
  3. WORKING WITH MASKS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Introduction to Masks 00:08:02
    3. Animating Masks 00:08:54
    4. Working with Mask Interpolation 00:12:01
    5. Using Masks for Position Keyframes 00:07:30
    6. Creating a Simple Animation Using Masks 00:17:05
  4. ANIMATING TEXT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. An Introduction to Text in After Effects 00:04:21
    3. Using Text Presets 00:05:08
    4. Creating Text on a Path 00:03:41
    5. Creating a Preset 00:04:49
    6. Animators: Adding a Range Selector 00:08:10
    7. Adding Properties to the Same Range Selector 00:02:28
    8. Animating Two or More Range Selectors 00:02:10
    9. Animators: Adding a Wiggly Selector 00:04:20
    10. Working with Photoshop® Text 00:02:48
  5. ANIMATION ASSISTANTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Using Motion Sketch & Smoother 00:07:53
    3. Working with Auto-Orient & Split Layer 00:09:33
    4. Time Remapping 00:09:45
    5. Creating a Picture Montage 00:08:21
  6. PARENTING & BASIC EXPRESSIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Parenting Basics & Null Objects 00:06:55
    3. Using Parenting in a Mechanical Crane Animation 00:10:44
    4. Using Parenting to Create a Stacking Ruler Animation 00:04:48
    5. Text Animation Based on the CTI Location 00:08:29
    6. Introduction to Basic Expressions 00:09:44
    7. Wiggle & Looping Expressions 00:06:45
    8. Using Expressions to Animate Based on Audio Amplitude 00:05:46
  7. BASIC COMPOSITING
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Applying Layer Blending Modes 00:09:29
    3. Creating a Track Matte 00:05:08
    4. Keying & Keylight 00:08:44
    5. Compound Effects: Gradient Wipe & Displacement Map 00:07:05
    6. Compound Effects: Wave World & Caustics 00:07:24
    7. Precomposing & Nesting 00:05:31
    8. Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush 00:07:23
  8. PARTICLES & PAINT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Introduction to Particle Generators 00:10:12
    3. Creating a Chimney & Smoke Animation 00:15:58
    4. Introduction to Paint 00:06:03
    5. Creating an Invisible Pen Effect with Paint 00:08:02
  9. BASIC EFFECTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Clouds with Fractals 00:05:01
    3. Creating a Spinning Globe with CC Sphere 00:03:42
    4. Creating a Moving Background with Bezier Warp 00:04:38
    5. Colorizing with CC Toner 00:05:34
    6. Animating a Stroke with a Lens Flare 00:03:29
  10. INTRODUCTION TO THE 3D ENGINE
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Introduction to Lights, Cameras & Camera Views 00:14:32
    3. Creating 3D Text with Lights & Shadows 00:06:27
    4. Animating a 3D Scene 00:16:29
    5. A Quick Look at Vanishing Point 00:05:04
  11. RENDERING & EXPORTING
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Using the Render Queue 00:13:44
    3. Other Methods of Exporting 00:02:41
    4. Credits 00:00:12