Advanced After Effects

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This two day course provides a further level of instruction in some specific applications of After Effects. Part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud package, After Effects is a program that allows new levels of creative freedom for designers and animators.

This course is suitable for motion and broadcast designers, compositors and animators who are familiar with After Effect's standard features and who wish to add to their After Effects practice and knowledge.

This is a hands-on course and each student will be working in a lab-based environment and will be allocated an Apple computer for the course duration.

The course lecturer is Anna Tow, an Industry practitioner with 10 years of Broadcast graphic experience and consists of lectures, demonstrations, question and answer sessions.

The course will cover:
• Introduction to expressions such as linking properties, wiggle, looping expressions and expression controls.
• Importing data from 3D programs and use it effectively within After Effects.
• CGI multi-layer compositing: More control over compositing 3D renders.
• A look at the very popular Trapcode* Plug-ins
• Tracking video footage with Mocha AE

This course is suitable for students who are ready to build on the skills developed in the Introduction to After Effects course.

*The Trapcode Suite plugins are available to download for free from Red Giant. Free plugins come with a watermark.

Course Lecturer: Anna Tow

Anna Tow is a motion graphics designer/animator who has been involved in the TV and film industry for ten years. She has worked for Shine Australia, Foxtel, the ABC, and Network Ten on promos, title design, animated content, digital effects, TV advertisements and interstitials, trailers and music videos. Anna has been credited on a number of broadcast, film and independent film and animation projects, some of which have been screened in competition at international film and animation festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and Annecy International Animated Film Festival. She has a Masters of Film and Television from AFTRS, a Graduate Diploma from the Victorian College of the Arts Film School and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney University.

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