After Effects Training Classes Offered
The training classes offered by the Web Guru are intensive, hands-on classes that will get you up to speed quickly.
Locations for After Effects Training
The Web Guru is located in Orlando, Florida and also travels around the country conducting classes, workshops and custom After Effects training. You can read more about After Effects Training Classes in Orlando here:
About Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for video compositing, motion graphics design, and animation. It is used extensively in the post-production process of film making, television production and advertising. After Effects offers a powerful set of features and can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. After Effects also functions as a basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder.
After Effects Background
After Effects was created by the Company of Science and Art (CoSA) in Providence, Rhode Island. CoSA along with After Effects was acquired by Aldus corporation in July 1993, which was then acquired by Adobe in 1994.
Features of After Effects
After Effects has extensive plug-in support and a wide variety of plugins exist such as particle systems for realistic effects for snow, rain, lightning, fire and more.
After Effects can render 3D effects and ships with Cinema 4D Lite. 2D layers can be converted to 3D layers and then moved and manipulated in 3D space. You can also create 3D cameras and then move and rotate those cameras in 3D space.
In addition to 3D effects, there are tools for slow motion, tracking 3D camera movements in a 2D shot, eliminating flicker and rigging lines, adding advanced color correction, translating timelines from Final Cut Pro and Avid, animating characters and countless visual effects.
After Effects Resources
- Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book (best selling book)
- Adobe After Effects Online Help (official help page from Adobe)
- Adobe After Effects User Guide (from Adobe)
- Adobe After Effects Blog (from Adobe)
After Effects Articles (Great reads!)
- 11 Must-Know After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts
- See what’s possible with After Effects, great video from Adobe
- How ‘The Simpsons’ Used Adobe Character Animator To Create A Live Episode, Cartoon Brew
- Adobe After Effects Turns 20, Computer Graphics World, great background and history