Motion Graphics

COURSE SUMMARY

  • N120,000

  • 3 weeks

  • Software: Adobe After Effects
  • Time: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm(evening)
  • Study mode: Full Time (Weekdays  9am-5pm) or Evening (5pm-7pm) and Weekend (on request 10am-4pm)
  • Requirements: Basic knowledge of the Windows/Mac operating system
  • Calendar: Jan 16-Feb 3, Feb 6-24, Mar 6-24, Apr 3-21, May 8-26, Jun 5-23
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Create Motion Graphics and basic Visual Effects in 3 weeks

Adobe After Effects is a powerful software tool for visual effects and motion graphics. You can use After Effects’ tools to create dynamic designs for broadcast, web, DVD and film. This course will help you master the concepts and features to the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

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Who is this course designed for?

This class is appropriate for novice users of After Effects or for those working or wishing to work in the video field, or for Adobe users wishing to expand their skills in video effects. This class covers the core concepts and skills necessary to excel in motion graphics animation and visual effects, as well as advanced approaches and techniques.

In this course students will create compositions applying motion and animated effects to media elements, create transparency in layers using mattes, masks, and stencils, animate objects in 3-D space, and much more. After taking this class students will be able to create visual effects for use in web video and podcasts, broadcast television, and even film. If you are a graphic professional who wants to enhance your motion editing and compositing or experienced users, you will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

What system configuration will I need?

Students should bring their laptops which should meet or exceed the following hardware configurations.

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 or Mac OS
  • 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 16 GB of free disk space for installation
  • Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
  • 3-button mouse

Will I get a certificate at the end of my training?

Students will qualify for a certificate of training only if the pass the assessment exam at the end of the training course. Final score is based on attendance (10%), tests (30%) and a final examination (60%) based on the standard grading system

Letter Grade Percentage
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • F
  • 70-100
  • 60-69
  • 50-59
  • 40-49
  • 0-39

COURSE OUTLINE

This course is a great start for students who are new to Adobe Premiere Pro or transitioning from different editing packages . We adopt a simple production-based training methodology and our students gain valuable inside knowledge from our years of hands-on experience in video production.

INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS WORKFLOW
• Creating a project and importing footage
• Creating a composition and arranging layers
• Adding effects and modifying layer properties
• Animating the composition
• Previewing your work
• Optimizing performance in After Effects
• Rendering and exporting your composition
• Customizing the workspace
• Controlling the brightness of the user interface

CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS
• Getting Started
• Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
• Creating the composition
• Working with imported Illustrator layers
• Applying effects to a layer
• Applying an animation preset
• Previewing the effects
• Adding transparency
• Rendering the composition

ANIMATING TEXT
• Getting Started
• About text layers
• Creating and formatting point text
• Using a text animation preset
• Animating with scale key frames
• Animating using parenting
• Animating imported Photoshop text
• Animating text using a path animation preset
• Animating type tracking
• Animating text opacity
• Adding motion blur

WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS
• Getting Started
• Adding a shape layer
• Creating custom shapes
• Creating stars
• Incorporating video and audio layers
• Applying a Cartoon effect
• Addling a title bar
• Using Brainstorm to experiment

WORKING WITH MASKS
• About masks
• Getting Started
• Creating a mask with the Pen tool
• Editing a mask
• Feathering the edges of a mask
• Replacing the content of the mask
• Adding a reflection
• Creating a vignette
• Adjusting the color

PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION
• Getting started
• Adjusting color balance
• Replacing the chroma background
• Removing unwanted elements
• Correcting a range of colors
• Warming colors with the Photo Filter Effect

USING 3D EFFECTS
• Getting Started
• Using 3D lights
• Turning on shadows
• Adding a camera
• Adding an animated sphere
• Adding the logo
• Working with Null

ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES AND EFFECTS
• Getting started
• Using motion stabilization
• Using single-point motion tracking
• Using multipoint tracking
• Creating a particle system
• Creating Time warp

RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING
• Getting Started
• Creating templates for the rendering process
• Creating templates for output modules
• Exporting to different output media
• Color Management

Final project assessment and examination