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After Effects Video Editing: Edit Your Home Video Like a Pro

Edit Your Home Video in After Effects- Create Transitions, Add Animated Text and Motion Graphic. Produce Quality Videos
Instructor:
Louay Zambarakji
1,398 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Create a Single movie from your home videos
Organize and Sequence your videos
Use multiple presets and techniques to create awesome transitions
Add and Animate Text and Titles to your videos
Generate a single movie to post online
Video Editing in After Effects

After Effects is an easier and practical program to edit your videos. You will not need to engage in complicated cuts and edits to achieve a simple yet attractive movie for your video clips.

You most probably have taken so many short videos with your camcorders, DSLR Cameras and your smart phone.

In both cases, you have all these video clips. Each clip might contain just a few seconds of watch worthy footage.   

Wouldn’t it be great if you could assemble all these short footages in a single movie? putting together only the most interesting or the most valuable parts.

And the last thing you want to do, is use professional and complicated programs to put together your clips. You want an easy and simple way to:

  • Clip and drop
  • Sequence clips one after the other
  • Add text or some graphic
  • Create some kind of a transition in between the clips
  • Maybe animate the text and the graphic, that would be nice!
  • Produce your movie (or Render)
  • Post it on the web for people to watch

This is what this course is all about: Putting together your home video like a pro, like if you have been in video editing for years.

But then, After Effects is a sophisticated program and has very many additional features, and this is why I added few of these features to make it easier for you to produce a movie just like a pro.

*** My promise to you:

1.       Just after the first section you will be able to assemble your first movie and start claiming you are a pro video editor.

2.       By the end of the second section, you will be sequencing and creating fade-ins and outs and using presets to compile all your clips into a single movie.

3.       By the end of section three, you will become conversant in adding text using several techniques and becoming familiar with per-character animation

By then, you can jump to create your movies and uploading. But if you want to be even more sophisticated you can to continue to section four where:

4.       You will learn about more advanced features such as masks, shapes, creating a vignette and practicing using these techniques.

5.       I added more on how to use Presets because they are easy to manipulate, yet they give your movies a pro look.


AND if You are interested in creating a documentary or a semi professional movie and you gathered your info as short video clips. Then this course will be your guide to editing these video clips, assembling them and creating your final movie.

OR… If you want to start becoming a pro video editor in After Effects, then this course is surely for you. You can, Just after 2 hours or so, start creating quite some professionally looking videos.

Join me in this and start editing your videos like a pro.

The primaries

1
What this course is all about

A brief Overview of the course and what you will achieve.


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Creating your First Full Movie

1
A Quick Start

A quick look at how easy it is to work in Adobe After Effects


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2
Choose a workspace and reset it

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • About Workspace in After Effects
  • The Various panels in the Standard Workspace
  • Choosing and resetting workspace


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3
Import your movies/images

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to import files into the project
  • The concept of importing files
  • Reading the imported file attributes
  • the Increment and save option


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4
Create a new composition

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • Definition of a Composition
  • How to create composition - Composition presets
  • Panels used by the composition


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5
Dropping your movies into the timeline

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • Organizing your files
  • The Various ways to create layers
  • Dropping Videos and Pics
  • Moving your layers on the timelime


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6
Extracting Scenes – Clipping and Sequencing your movies

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to clip your movies
  • Using the Layer Panel
  • Using the Footage Panel
  • How to use the IN and OUT points
  • Manipulating the time in the layer and footage panels


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7
Rendering or Creating your Movie

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • The most important parameters to create a movie
  • How to render a composition and create a movie


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8
*** Section 1: Pratice and Application

A practice session to cement your learning


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Creating Sequenced Layers and Fades In/Out

1
Section Overview

Section overview: what will be covered in this section


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2
How to use keyframes to create fade in and fade outs

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • The concept of Animation
  • How to animate opacity
  • How to Create fade in


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3
How to sequence your layers automatically with or without dissolve

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to remove keyframes
  • The Various techniques sequence layers 
  • How to Create Dissolve transition using Keyframe assistant

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4
How to use a preset to create fade in and out

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to use presets to create fade in and fade out animation
  • How to eliminate keyframes and returning values to original
  • How to sequence layers for presets to work


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5
*** Section 2: Pratice and Application

Practice Lecture to cement your learning


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Adding and Animating Text

1
Adding Text to your movie

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • Toolbar overview
  • How to insert text
  • Overview of the Character and Paragraph Panel


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2
Transform and Keyframes to animate Text Layers

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to animate text using keyframes
  • A deeper overview of Keyframes
  • Using the Transform Position


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3
Using Presets to Animate Text In

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to use presets
  • Manipulating presets keyframes
  • How to use Bridge
  • How to preview and select your presets from Bridge
  • Using the per-character presets


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4
Using Presets to Animate Text Out

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to use presets to move text out
  • Manipulating the Presets keyframes
  • Exploring Animate Out presets in bridge


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5
Bonus - Per Character Animation Explained

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • The Concept of pre-character animation
  • Exploring the Animate - Text
  • How to use Animators
  • Using the various animate properties


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*** Section 3: Practice and Application

An Important Practice Lecture to cement your learning

Adding Shapes, Masks and Solids

1
How to Create Shapes

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to create shapes
  • Overview of the various shapes
  • The modifier keys
  • Positioning and rotating shape layer


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2
Animating Shapes

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to animate shapes using keyframes
  • How to trim layers


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3
Animating Text and Shapes

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • More option to animate Text and Shapes
  • How to use the Scale and Position


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4
Practice Animation

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • Several methods to pop text
  • How to pop Shapes and Text
  • Other Methods to Introduce Text  to videos


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5
The Concept of Masks

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • What are masks, how to create them and how to use them
  • A new way to create a composition
  • Changing composition time using the work area triming
  • How to edit masks


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6
Create an Exceptional Vignette with Masks

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • More on the Free Mask Transform
  • How to create a vignette
  • How to add solid layers

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7
Practice Using Masks

A practice lecture to cement your learning but sepcifically on how to expand your skills in using masks

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8
*** Section 4: Pratice and Application

A practice lecture to cement your learning

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Transition with Presets

1
Movement Transitions

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • Explore The Presets - Movement Transition
  • How to use Movement Transition
  • How to manipulate the keyframes of Movement Transitions
  • How to delete presets


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2
Turning Ins into Outs

In this Lecture you will learn:

  • How to turn an IN Transition to an OUT transition using keyframes

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Conclusion and Bonus

1
In conclusion

A simple conclusion to this course and the way forward

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