Animate your vision.

One frame at a time.

Is this course for me?

Level II is for anyone who already has an understanding of the basics of After Effects and wants to take their skills to the next level. You will walk away with the knowledge to animate shape layers, composite and animate a logo in 3D space and learn how to influence the speed of your animation.

  • You value time and prefer to learn efficiently. This course contains 60 videos with a total time of 2 hrs and 30 min.

  • You prefer quality over quantity. Build a solid foundation with concise and straight to the point video lessons.

  • You prefer to learn independently and at your own pace. You own this course for life.

  • You’ll walk away with your own logo animation in this course. Project files included.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Level II

    • Level II Course Outline

    • Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Download AE Project File

  • 2

    Workflow

    • 6. Markers - Lesson

    • 6. Markers - Practice

    • 7. Guides - Lesson & Practice

  • 3

    Tools

    • 6. Shape Layers I - Lesson

    • 7. Shape Layers II - Lesson

    • 8. Shape Layers Attributes - Lesson

    • 9. Bezier vs Parametric

    • 10. Create Shape Layers - Method 1

    • 10. Create Shape Layers - Method 2

    • 10. Create Shape Layers - Method 3

    • 11. Shape Layer Strategy - Method 1

    • 11. Shape Layer Strategy - Method 2

    • 12. Shape Layer - Practice

    • 13. Per Character Animation - Lesson

    • 13. Per Character Animation - Adobe Bridge

    • 13. Per Character Animation - Presets

    • 13. Per Character Animation - Customize

  • 4

    Practice

    • 1. Create a Smart Phone

    • 2. Screen Cutout

    • 3. Home Button

    • 4. Home Button Highlight

    • 5. Speaker Line

    • 6. Speaker Dots

    • 7. Phone Camera

    • 8. Screen Shadow

    • 9. Screen Matte

    • 10. Guides Setup

    • 11. Reveal Line

    • 12. Swirl

    • 13. Shape Burst

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  • 5

    Technique

    • 9. Keyframe Interpolation I - Lesson

    • 10. Keyframe Interpolation II - Lesson

    • 11. Spatial Interpolation

    • 12. Speed - Lesson

    • 13. Easy Ease

    • 14. Speed & Graph Editor

    • 15. 3D Compositing I - Lesson

    • 16. 3D Compositing II - Lesson

    • 17. 3D Example

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    • 18. Camera

    • 19. Camera Views

    • 20. Camera Examples

    • 21. View Layout Example

    • 22. Render Engine

  • 6

    Review

    • 1. 3D Logo Hack

    • 2. Animation Setup

    • 3. Keyframe Animation

    • 4. Compositing

    • 5. Fine Tuning

    • 6. Camera Move

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    • 7. Adding Markers

    • 8. Connect Smart Phone

    • 9. Subscribe Screen

    • 10. Animating the Screens

    • 11. Graph Editor

    • 12. Motion Blur

Instructor

Senior Instructor

C.M. de la VEGA

I'm an artist sharing my passion, creativity and knowledge through video. I started making After Effects tutorials on YouTube in 2014 as a way to give back and share what I've learned. I specialize in a rare blend of editing and motion graphics. I've been blessed to work in Los Angeles for over a decade and some of my highlights have been working on two ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries, 5 Super Bowls and 4 seasons of Thursday Night Football. Life is Truly a Gift. Make it Count!

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