Intro to Adobe After Effects: Visual Effects

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Date and Time

Mon, Mar 23
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wed, Mar 25
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


$100 AFS Members | $125 regular price


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave



Adobe After Effects is a compositing, motion graphics, and digital visual effects application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. In this visual effects version of the class we will introduce students to the basic tools and workflows for compositing layers and elements to create VFX shots such as working with green screens, tracking shots to incorporate elements into a plate, overview of the new content-aware fill tool and basic color grading techniques using the Lumetri panel.

Topics covered will include:

  • Software Interface
  • Basic Workflow
  • Import and organize footage
  • Green screen, chroma keying effects
  • Track mate and alpha channels Tracking, 2D Tracking (motion, rotation, scale), 3D Camera Tracker
  • Color correction and grading using the Lumetri panel
  • Correction vs Grading Overview of the Lumetri panel Using LUTs
  • Render and Export Render Queue
  • Formats and Codecs

Producers who complete this class will have access to our take-home iMacs for 72 hours at a time.

Founder and director of the independent collective Tren Géminis, César has produced, edited and directed numerous short films shown in various national and international film festivals. Most recently, he edited the stop-motion animated short film “The Homecoming” released in 2014 (Best Guanajuato Short Film – Guanajuato International Film Festival) and the 2017 short film “Little Star” (Best Independent Film – Cinema New York City). When he is not making films, he works as a Motion Graphic Designer for several agencies and artists from Mexico.

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