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Advanced Adobe After Effects Hands-On

What You'll Learn

Mastering the Tools

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with with this intermediate hands-on workshop. This all day class will build on top of the skill and tools learned in the pervious After Effects Hand On class. We'll look at advanced techniques and cover more tools used by professional motion graphics and effects artist.


Class Agenda:

Part 1 - Advanced animation techniques. Using the easy ease and graph editor to customize our animations.

Part 2 - Intro to Expressions, animating without keyframes.

Part 3 - Particles and noise. Create organic types of noise and particles to simulate things like fire, smoke, rain or snow.

Part 4 - Puppet Tool. Create and animate objects or characters.

Part 5 - Roto Brush. Use this tool to quickly cut objects out of a scene.

Part 6 - Intermediate 3D. Using simple expressions to lock our cameras to targets and create random movement.

Though presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.


Equipment Needed:

Students should bring a portable drive with 4GB of free space if they'd like to take their class work and sample projects home.



To attend this course, students must have an understanding of Adobe After Effects. If you don't, we require you to take our Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class before registering for this advanced class.


Who Should Take This

Any video editor or videographer looking to enter into the world of visual effects for video. Having prior experience with a non-linear editing program will be helpful but not absolutely necessary.


Presented by Michael Scalisi

Saturday, May 28th, 9am-5pm

$279 non-members, $249 BDA members


Remember, you must sign up via the BDA website to fully register for this course!

Saturday, May 28th
9am - 5pm