When: 01/16/2018 - 02/06/2018
Where: 2040 Crooks Rd
Suite B
Troy, MI 48084


ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS WORKSHOP - MPI Events -  Motion Picture Institute in Troy MI - AdobeAEImage

Want to take your filmmaking skills to the next level using Adobe After Effects?  Want to add motion to your film titles that scream "professional?"  Make green screen effects look like "one shot?"  This four week quick start workshop gets you started on using Adobe After Effects to achieve this and much more. 

AE is one of the most widely used platforms for filmmakers, artists, editors and the like, to do green screen compositing, rotoscoping, 2D animation, motion graphics, titling and more.  This quick start workshop reviews the features of AE and gets you started with hands on tutorials supervised by MPI instructor and commercial editor Patrick Neff.

If you've used AE before this a great refresher, if you have no experience you'll learn a ton and be able to launch a project and use some of the most important features.

Workshop Schedule:

DAY 1: Tuesday, January 16 — 6 pm - 9 pm

  • Overview of the AE Software. Video Demonstration of AE Examples
  • Step through the AE Layout Windows: Project, Effect Controls. Composition, Time Line
  • Explanation of Layer Based Architecture
  • Explanation of the TOOL BAR: Select, Hand, Pan Behind, Mask, Pen, Text, Clone, Roto, Puppet Pin, etc...
  • Keyframing the above Properties
  • CLASS WORKSHOP: Using Keylight 1.2 to achieve impressive Keying Results 

DAY 2: Tuesday, January 23 —6 pm - 9 pm

  • Overview of the Organization Bar: EDIT, COMPOSITION, LAYER, EFFECT, VIEW, WINDOW, etc.
  • Compositions vs. Pre-Compositions. The power of a Pre-Comp, and when to use
  • Overview of the LAYER selections: NULL, TEXT, LIGHT, SOLID, ADJUSTMENT LAYER
  • CLASS WORKSHOP: Using the TRACKING TOOL to stick Text and other objects into your scene. 

DAY 3: Tuesday, January 30 —6 pm - 9 pm

  • Overview of the types of EFFECTS available to apply to your layers.
  • Motion Blur and Keyframe Interpolation
  • Introduction to EXPRESSIONS: Wiggle and LoopOut
  • Introduction of SHAPE LAYERS to illustrate the applications of Expressions
  • CLASS WORKSHOP: Using the ROTOSCOPE Tool to isolate certain elements of your clip. 

DAY 4: Tuesday, February 6 —6 pm - 9 pm

  • Overview of the Camera Tool and applications
  • Incorporating 2D images into 3D Space
  • Setting up a 3D Layer
  • Recap of the Power of using the Pen Tool in making a selection 
  • CLASS WORKSHOP: Using the Puppet Pin Tool to make simple animations
  • CLASS WORKSHOP: Using the 3D camera and Drone Footage 

Cost:   $395.00


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DAFT Educators receive a $100.00 discount.  Contact us to make payment.

You can also pay by check:  Pay to the order of: Motion Picture Institute and mail to 2040 Crooks Rd, Ste. B, Troy, Michigan 48084.  

Credit cards are accepted as well MasterCard/Visa/Amex/Discover.  A 2.5% credit card fee will be accessed.  You may call in with number or stop by.

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