ONLINE: Intro to Adobe After Effects: Motion Graphics

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Date and Time

Sat, May 8
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sun, May 9
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST


$70AFS Members | $80 regular price



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 class we will introduce students to the basic tools and workflows to animate visual elements and text to create interesting titles and simple but attractive motion graphics.

This motion graphics version of the class will cover:

  • Learning the Interface
  • Import and organize footage
  • compositing layers in a composition
  • Modify and animate layer properties
  • Add effects and modify effect properties
  • Building and animating text
  • 3D Text Layers
  • 3D Integration
  • 3D Modes in AE: Classic 3D vs C4D
  • Cameras
  • Lights
  • 3D Camera Tracker
  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Render and export

Producers participating in Austin Public’s Producer Program who sign up for the class will be able to take home an iMac and portable monitor, mouse, keyboard and cables needed for the training class. Pick up will be the Thursday before class and return will be the Tuesday afterwards.

ZOOM meeting information will be emailed out no later than Friday, May 7th. 


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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