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Digistor Training Centre

5-7 Cleg St

Artarmon, NSW 2064


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Time: 9:00am to 5.00pm with 1 hour lunch break
Check-in: 8.45am

This course is designed for broadcast industry professionals looking to expand their compositing and animation skills using After Effects. In a competitive world build on your existing strengths and expand your skills base with our specialised industry based trainer who has many years experience in both training and production environments.

Topics covered include the following:

Starting a project

  • The Composition window
  • Using the Project window
  • Working with layers over time
  • Animating layers independently

Importing footage

  • Importing layers from Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Understanding Alpha channels
  • Looping video footage
  • Interpreting footage

Working with layers

  • Different layer masking techniques
  • Trimming and moving layers
  • Changing playback speed and direction
  • Working with Shape layers
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment and refine designs

Understanding key frames

  • Animating graphic elements
  • The Auto Keyframe button
  • Roving & Hold Keyframe
  • Key frame assistants
  • Precisely controlling animations
  • Synchronizing Audio to Video
  • Graph editor

Linking Methods in AE

  • Parent/child relationships
  • Pre-Compose
  • Trimming layers
  • Working with nested Compositions

Working with text

  • Composing text
  • Text Layout
  • Animating text
  • Synchronising Text to speech
  • Applying Animation text presets
  • Adding Layer styles to text

Introduction to using mattes

  • Creating Track mattes
  • Making layers react interactively
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Using the Keylight keyer

Using masks

  • Drawing mask shape
  • Animating masks
  • Using stencils and silhouettes
  • Using RotoBezier masks

Clone tool

  • Adding more objects to a scene
  • Removing objects in Time
  • Erasing Clone strokes

Keying Technics (green screen)

  • Understanding the Keying workflow
  • Matte chocker
  • Channel Blur
  • Using Keylight

Motion Tracking

  • Tracking moving footage
  • Track Transform, Perspective corner pin
  • Tracking effects
  • Motion stabilization

Time stretching – Speed Change

  • Controlling speed over time
  • Time remapping
  • Reverse speed
  • TimeWarp

Puppet Pin tool

  • Puppet pin
  • Overlap & Starch tool

Designing a background scene

  • Adding elements from Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Using Fractal noise filter
  • Exploring the Filter effects

Shape tools

  • Drawing and Animating Shapes
  • Adding Animators to Shapes
  • Brainstorm

Introduction to working in 3D space

  • Creating a layer in 3D space
  • 3D text animation
  • Understanding the Camera controls
  • Moving the camera through a scene

Final rendering – Saving your work

  • Adding your project to the render Queue
  • Setting render settings for multiple output
  • Understanding video Formats
  • Saving Alpha channels
  • Creating custom rendering templates
  • Setting field rendering order

Light lunch and refreshments provided.

How to Get There / Parking

By Train: Alight at St Leonards station and walk down Herbert Street. Turn right on Cleg Street. Approximately 10 minute walk. A free Artarmon Loop shuttle bus, leaves from St Leonards station under the Forum pedestrian overpass on the hospital side of Herbert Street. Alight the bus opposite SBS in Frederick Street.
By Taxi/Car: Take the Reserve Road exit from the Gore Hill Freeway traveling North or after exiting the Lane Cove Tunnel traveling South.
There is very limited street parking available. There are occasionally spaces in Punch Street and Francis Street (generally before 8:30am and after 5:00pm), but it is best to seek alternative transport.

This training is proudly presented by Digistor Training Centre

The new expanded Digistor Training Centre leads the way with an extensive range of instructor-led, hands-on training courses targeting businesses and individuals in the Digital Media industry. Classes are conducted at our Training Centre in Artarmon, Sydney and other states on request. We also specialise in tailored on site training. Ensure you stay up to date, meet deadlines and improve productivity by choosing Digistor Training Centre for all your training needs both in-house and onsite.

For further information contact Digistor's Training Manager, Sarah Palmer by email or on 02 9431 6032.

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Digistor Training Centre

5-7 Cleg St

Artarmon, NSW 2064


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