Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Adobe After Effects allows you to create videos containing animation and special effects for graphics-related projects.  You can use After Effects to animate, alter, and composite media using various tools and optional plug-ins.  The program is widely used by motion-graphics professionals, website designers, and visual effect artists for post-production on digital films, DVD, video, and the web. 

This course teaches students how to successfully use After Effects, no matter if they have ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned user can benefit from this course. We'll start with the basics of the program including navigation and continue on to more advanced features, including:

·    The basics of creating projects, compositions, and layers

·    Importing footage, including video, audio, and still images

·    Creating special effects using the Effects menu

·    Creating animation for shapes, objects, and layers

·    Adding and animating text

·    Drawing shapes

·    Animating shapes

·    Creating and using masks and track mattes

·    Working in 3D

·    Using the puppet tools to create animated characters and effects

·    Extracting and removing objects from layers

·    Exporting to video

·    And more

This course walks all students through the process of creating their first movie using the program. You do not need to have access to After Effects to take or complete this course. However, it is recommended.  Please note that a 30 day free trial of After Effects CC is available on the Adobe website for those who want to practice what they learn and follow along.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Adobe After Effects is and what it can potentially do for your video creations.
  • Demonstrate working with text, shape layers, and basic animation.
  • Demonstrate working with masks.
  • Demonstrate animating layers.
  • Demonstrate using the Puppet Tools.
  • Demonstrate using the roto brush to create mattes and extract objects.
  • Demonstrate working in 3D.
  • Demonstrate advanced video creation and editing techniques.
  • Demonstrate rendering and exporting your work.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 1 points
Project 5-1 1 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 1 points
Project 7-1 1 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 1 points
Project 9-1 1 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 12 Exam 9 points
Project 13 (Final Project) 1 points
The Final Exam 60 points
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