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Introduction to Adobe After Effects | Andrew Kramer

Introduction to Adobe After Effects  Andrew Kramer After Effects Basic Training Welcome to Basic Training! In this Free Video Training Series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. Of course, we’ll cover the basics too. What Version of After Effects do I need? Nearly all of the training in this series will apply to After Effects CS3 and the Professional version of AE 6.5 & 7. Why is it free, are you guys crazy? Time to come clean. The truth is we want you to buy our DVDs but not all of our products are for beginners, so by teaching you the basics, you’ll be in a position to take advantage of our great post production…    read more 

Video Copilot Basic Training Series

Video Copilot Basic Training Series   I know that it’s no news to anyone that Andrew Kramer makes great video tutorials that show people how to use After Effects. But it surprises me how few people seem to notice the Video Copilot Basic Training series that he provides. I know that people want to jump right into doing cool stuff, but the only way that you’re going to be able to learn how to create anything that you can imagine—rather than just regurgitating what you see someone else do—is by learning the fundamentals. Clearly, Andrew agrees; otherwise he wouldn’t have spent so much time putting together this great introductory series. Here’s my summary of what each episode shows especially well, as well as some links to documents that provide more information on the same topics. 01. Introduction: Introduces the basics of importing files and interpreting footage and managing footage items….    read more 

Beginner’s guide to After Effects

The beginner’s guide to After Effects   After Effects, which is available with Adobe’s Creative Cloud, is at the core at the majority of motion graphics, VFX and 3D artists and animators‘ workflows, because it offers a range of tools which can be adapted for a huge range of tasks from simple lower-thirds text and titles to full 3D stereo compositing for feature films. In many ways, After Effects is Photoshop but for moving footage, and, just like Photoshop, it can seem intimidating to new users and feel like your only ever using 10 per cent of the full power of the application. But it’s worth perservering. Because of the effective reduction in cost of After Effects (thanks to its inclusion in the Creative Cloud suite), it can offer a range of tools that can augment Photoshop and Illustrator. And as because it can import both PSD and AI files…    read more 

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