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Introduction to After Effects (2018 Version)

By Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán
director and animator of motion graphics. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/26/2009
, director and animator of motion graphics

Learn After Effects without prior knowledge and master the best software for motion graphics and post-production on the market

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 103045 students

Learn After Effects without prior knowledge and master the best software for motion graphics and post-production on the market


  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 103045 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 46 Lessons (11h 54m)
  • 33 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

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Learn to master After Effects, one of the fundamental tools of motion graphics, animation and video post-production for tv, cinema and social networks

With these 6 courses you will use After Effects from the first day whether you have just started or if you are already familiar with the program. Through practical lessons you will discover everything you need to know to become an animation design professional.

You have before you a rigorous and resourceful method with which you will become an advanced motion grapher. You'll start by getting to know After Effects' own interface and workflow in order to work efficiently.

Later, you will start using masks and layers, essential elements for 2D animation. You will create different video effects and learn how to use the text animator and animation expressions. You will also see the 3D space and the management of cameras and lights as well as the three-dimensional composition of different elements imported from other programs.

Finally, the teacher will reveal his advanced motion graphics techniques, tricks and scripts with which you can further expand the possibilities of After Effects.

This Domestika Basics, presented by Carlos Zenzuke , covers in depth the key aspects to get the most out of After Effects and that you can work as motion grapher.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ Minimum from Adobe After Effects CC version 2014 onwards.
    ⦁ After Effects CC is available on the Adobe website under license and a 7-day trial period.
    ⦁ 8 GB of RAM or more.
    ⦁ Graphics accelerator card less than 5 years old, an older one may also work.
    ⦁ Windows 7 (or higher) or MacOS El Capitán (or higher) operating system.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán

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director and animator of motion graphics

Carlos Albarrán (Zenzuke) has been working as creative director, 2D and 3D animator and motion grapher for more than a decade. From the Maaambo studio of which he is one of the founders, he regularly collaborates with some of the most prestigious production companies and agencies in Spain. In addition, he combines his professional activity with teaching; He has been teaching motion graphics and 3D animation for more than six years in some of the best-known schools and workshops in Madrid and online, at Domestika.


Contents

Course 1 - Basic Concepts: Work Flow, Timeline and Masks

  • U1

    Basic concepts

    • Basic concepts
  • U2

    The workflow in After Effects

    • The workflow in After Effects 1
    • The workflow in After Effects 2
    • The workflow in After Effects 3
  • U3

    Work with layers, masks, effects and compositions

    • Work with layers, masks, effects and compositions 1
    • Working with layers, skins, effects and compositions 2
    • Working with layers, skins, effects and compositions 3
  • U4

    The timeline

    • Timeline 1
    • Timeline 2
  • U5

    Behind The Scenes, basic

    • Behind The Scenes, basic
  • U6

    Practice: basic titles

    • Practice: Basic titles

Course 2 - 3D Space: Layers, Cameras, Light and Depth

  • U1

    Introduction to After Effects 3D Space

    • Introduction to After Effects 3D Space
  • U2

    Cameras, lights and shadows

    • Cameras, lights and shadows 1
    • Cameras, lights and shadows 2
  • U3

    Some tricks

    • Some tricks
  • U4

    Raytrace engine for After Effects and Cineware

    • Raytrace engine and Cinema 4D from After Effects 1
    • Raytrace engine and Cinema 4D from After Effects 2
  • U5

    Practice: giving depth to a photograph

    • Give depth to a photo 1
    • Give depth to a photo 2

Course 3 - Motion Graphics: Layers of Shape and Animated Text

  • U1

    Shape layers

    • Basics of shape layers
    • Effects of shape layers
    • Import layered designs and animation
    • Add-ons for shape layers
  • U2

    Text animation in After Effects

    • Basic animation and text properties
    • More types of animation and effects from After Effects
  • U3

    Behind the Scenes, motion graphics

    • Behind the Scenes, motion graphics
  • U4

    Practice: 4-8 second animation of a logo for a GIF

    • Practice: Animation of 4-8 seconds of a logo for a GIF 1
    • Practice: 4-8 second animation of a logo for a GIF 2

Course 4 - Post-Production: Effects and Animation in Real Images

  • U1

    Tracking

    • Point Tracking and Warp Stabilizer
    • Camera Tracker, Warp Stabilizer VFX and Mocha After Effects
  • U2

    Keying

    • Keylight and matte tools
  • U3

    Rotoscopy

    • Mask trackers and rotobrush
  • U4

    Behind The Scenes, postproduction

    • Behind The Scenes, postproduction
  • U5

    Practice: integrating a title into filmed content

    • Practice: Integration of a title into filmed content

Course 5 - 3D Composition: External Methods for Motion Graphics

  • U1

    Basic concepts

    • Basic concepts
  • U2

    3D composition

    • 3D composition
  • U3

    Shallow depth of field and motion blur

    • Shallow depth of field and motion blur
  • U4

    Behind the Scenes, 3D composition

    • Behind the scenes, 3D composition

Course 6 - Advanced Concepts: Scripts, Plugins and Tips

  • U1

    Basic expressions

    • Basic expressions 1
    • Basic expressions 2
  • U2

    Behind The Scenes, expressions

    • Behind The Scenes, expressions
  • U3

    Scripts to increase productivity

    • Scripts 1
    • Scripts 2
    • Scripts 3
  • U4

    Plugins

    • Plugins
  • U5

    Behind The Scenes, all together

    • Behind The Scenes

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.