Adobe After Effects

An introduction to motion graphics, compositing and practical application of knowledge with Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a powerful digital visual effects application that enables the user to create stunning motion graphics , composite various assets into single video and export the final output to various standard formats for screen or broadcasting.

In this course the student will learn how to create professional-looking motion graphics, they will be exposed to compositing techniques using standard industry work ow and they will learn the basic of visual effects and will be required to apply the gained knowledge and skills by working on a variety of projects and assignments on a regular basis.

 


Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

• Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.
• Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is recommended


Course objectives

  • Understand keyframe animation techniques and principles as well as become well versed in the use of the associated software programs
  • Apply design principles and knowledge of working with type and graphics
    in motion
  • Gain the skills to be able to use existing media inside an original animation
  • Understand the ow of information and communication in motion graphics
  • Learn to composite multiple types of me- dia into a single animation or video
  • Learn the basic fundamentals of preparing a video for visual effects and creating visual effects
  • Understand industry standards in the finalisation and delivery of animations and motion graphics.

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

Adobe Premiere Pro

An introduction to video editing and the practical application of knowledge with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Premiere Pro is a compact and powerful editing software that will enable the user to create stunning and professional looking videos whether for online or offline purposes. It is a flexible piece of software that will also enable the user to perform minor VFX green screen (chromakey) replacements, masking, tracking, time-warps and much more.

In this course the student will be exposed to the basic principles of video editing, basic principles of workflow using Premiere Pro, editing theory and of course the practical application of knowledge through a series of intense and rigorous class assignments.


Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.

Course objectives

  • Learn how to import and export footage/media
  • Performing a three point edit
  • Understanding workflow and the post production process
  • Introduction into the basic principles of video editing and montage theory
  • Media managing of offline and online footage
  • Working with different codecs, aspect ratios and understanding the importance of the 180 rule
  • Learning the basics of colour correction and minor audio automation

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

Adobe InDesign

Learn to create visually stunning and functional layouts with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is best described as a long document application that makes creating complex documents an easy task. In a graphic design setting, InDesign seamlessly integrates photo manipulations and vector art created in Photoshop and Illustrator and can be considered not only as software that assembles them, but also as an independent layout package on its own. InDesign can be used for small and large projects. It is simple enough to generate posters or business cards, but is powerful enough to layout books or magazines, as well as set them up for reproduction.

Although InDesign features a host of tools aimed towards publishing for print, it is also fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the electronic publishing and web fields, and is no longer only used for print materials. Features like styles, preflighting and master pages are what make Adobe InDesign such a powerful long document application. In this course, not only will we cover the InDesign essentials, but some specialised tricks of the trade presented by an experienced lecturer. On its completion, you should not only be comfortable using InDesign to layout your documents, but have some insight into interactive design and have a foundation going into development for devices such as smartphones and iPads.


Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:

  • Navigation and management of InDesign documents
  • Managing colours and gradients
  • Creation of custom art from in InDesign
  • Work with and manage external graphics
  • Create and edit text
  • Application of effects and styles
  • Management of pages and masters
  • Set up of basic interactive design
  • Export PDFs for printing purposes

 

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

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