Introduction to After Effects

By Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán
Director and motion grapher. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/26/2009
, Director and motion grapher

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

  • Domestika Basics 5 courses Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (2.2K)
  • 146441 students
Introduction to After Effects

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
  • 94% Positive reviews (2.2K)
  • 146441 students
  • 5 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 04/08/2020
  • 58 Lessons (13h 36m)
  • 29 downloads
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Domestika Basics · 5 courses included

All units, lessons, and practices in this Domestika Basics were updated in April 2020, to improve the experience of students in their first steps with After Effects.

From elaborate animation projects to fun GIFs for social media, the leading creative video editing software Adobe After Effects has no limits when it comes to animation design. This Domestika Basics includes 5 courses, to learn all there is to know about the software and get started on editing and designing animations like a professional.

Discover a thorough learning method that’s filled with resources, to become an expert motion graphics designer. Start by getting to know the interface and the workflow layout that’s specific to After Effects, to work efficiently as soon as you begin.

Learn how to use masks and layers, which are the fundamental elements to create 2D animations. Create different video effects, learn to use the text animator, and create animation expressions.

Understand the 3D space, how to maneuver cameras and lights, as well as the composition of different elements in three dimensions that are imported from other programs.

Finally, Zenzuke will reveal his advanced motion graphics techniques, his tricks, and scripts so you can further expand your animation possibilities with After Effects.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 (or later) or macOS 10.11 El Capitán (or later).
    ⦁ 8 GB or more of RAM memory.
    ⦁ A graphic card that is less than 5 years old, an older one might still work.
    ⦁ Adobe After Effects CC: You can download the 7-day free trial version from the Adobe website.


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Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán

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Director and motion grapher

Carlos Albarrán (Zenzuke) has been working as a 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: workflow, timeline, and masks

  • U1

    Presentation and basic concepts

    • Presentation and basic concepts
  • U2

    Installation, configuration and interface

    • Installation, configuration and interface
  • U3

    The workflow in After Effects

    • The workflow in After Effects 1
    • The workflow in After Effects 2
    • The workflow in After Effects 3
  • U4

    Working with layers

    • Working with layers
  • U5

    After Effects layer types

    • Types of layers in After Effects
  • U6

    Skins, mattes and blending modes

    • Skins, mattes and blending modes 1
    • Skins, mattes and blending modes 2
  • U7

    Effects

    • Effects
  • U8

    Compositions and precompositions

    • Compositions and precompositions
  • U9

    The timeline

    • Timeline 1
    • Timeline 2
    • Timeline 3
  • U10

    Behind The Scenes, basic

    • Behind The Scenes, Basics 1
    • Behind The Scenes, Basics 2
  • U11

    Practice: Basic Titles

    • Practice: Basic Titles 1
    • Practice: Basic Titles 2
    • Practice: Basic Titles 3

Course 2 - 3D Space: layers, cameras, lighting, and depth

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Introduction to After Effects 3D Space

    • Introduction to After Effects 3D Space
  • U3

    Cameras, lights and shadows

    • Cameras, lights and shadows 1
    • Cameras, lights and shadows 2
    • Cameras, lights and shadows 3
  • U4

    Some tricks

    • Some tricks
  • U5

    After Effects Cinema 4D Engine

    • After Effects Cinema 4D Engine
  • U6

    3D composition with external renders and Cineware

    • 3D composition with external renders and Cineware
  • U7

    Practice: Give depth to a photograph

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

Course 3 - Motion Graphics: Shape layers and text animation

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
  • U2

    Layers of shape

    • Layers of shape 1
    • Layers of form 2
    • Layers of shape 3
    • Layers of shape 4
    • Layers of shape 5
  • U3

    Text animation

    • Text animation 1
    • Text animation 2
    • Text animation 3
  • U4

    Behind The Scenes, Motion Graphics

    • Behind The Scenes, Motion Graphics
  • U5

    Practice: Animation of a logo

    • Practice: Animation of a logo 1
    • Practice: Animation of a logo 2

Course 4 - Post-production: effects and animation applied to the image

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
  • U2

    Tracking

    • Tracking 1
    • Tracking 2
  • U3

    Keying

    • Keying 1
    • Keying 2
  • U4

    Rotoscopy

    • Rotoscopy 1
    • Rotoscopy 2
  • U5

    Behind The Scenes, postproduction

    • Behind The Scenes, postproduction
  • U6

    Practice: Integration of a title into filmed content

    • Practice: Integration of a title into filmed content 1
    • Practice: Integration of a title into filmed content 2

Course 5 - Beyond the basics: Introduction to an advanced level of After Effects

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Basic expressions

    • Basic expressions 1
    • Basic expressions 2
  • U3

    Behind The Scenes, expressions

    • Behind The Scenes, expressions
  • U4

    Scripts to increase productivity

    • Scripts to increase productivity
  • U5

    Plugins

    • Plugins
  • U6

    Behind the Scenes, all together

    • Behind the Scenes, all together

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Introduction to After Effects. A 3D, and Animation course by Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán Best Seller

Introduction to After Effects

By Carlos "Zenzuke" Albarrán
Director and motion grapher. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/26/2009
  • 94% Positive reviews (2.2K)
  • 146441 students