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An Introduction to Adobe After Effects

  • An overview of the main features of the program (by demonstration)
  • Differences between standard and pro versions of the program
  • Concept of Layers
  • Concept of Key Frames
  • Exploring the user interface
  • An overview of the files that can be imported into After Effects
  • How to import files into After Effects
  • Using the Project window to organise your files
  • Concept of a ‘composition’
  • Creating a composition with emphasis on correct ‘settings’
  • Concept of the After Effects Timeline
  • Using the Composition Window and the Timeline to create an animation
  • Adding footage to the composition
  • Animating the properties of your footage
  • Previewing your work
  • Adding additional layers and animating individual layers
  • Adding special effects
  • Concept of a CoDec
  • Rendering the project to create a self-contained movie file


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