Adobe After Effects: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features (Paperback)
Adobe After Effects: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to editing and enhancing videos in Adobe After Effects. Whether you're animating text or objects, changing a scene's setting, or creating a 3D scene, After Effects is the tool for you--and this book will teach you what you need to know.
First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from video editor and Adobe Certified Instructor Ben Goldsmith, you will learn the procedures needed to use After Effects effectively and professionally. Dozens of exercises are included that can be applied to any videos you have in mind. Through step-by-step lessons, you'll be exposed to all of After Effects' features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows. To complete the Course, we'll supply lesson documents and their assets to download, so you can work alongside the text.
Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you'll use the Compendium to uncover more of the "how" and "why" of After Effects. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Premiere Pro's key features and concepts in depth. With cross-references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.
About the Author
Ben Goldsmith tells stories and shares ideas through editing videos and designing motion graphics. After receiving his BA at Hampshire College in digital media production, Ben developed and created immersive media experiences for historic and scientific museums nationwide, including the FDR Museum and the Boston Museum of Science. He then schlepped over to Seattle, where he lives today with his wife. Ben now produces videos for Sparkworks Media--where he creates content for Amazon, Alaska Airlines, and other local businesses--and teaches video editing at Luminous Works and the School of Visual Concepts. When he's not churning out the good stuff, you might find him bouldering, brewing ales, or teaching himself a new musical instrument.