Creative After Effects 7: Workflow Techniques for Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics / Edition 1

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Realize your creative potential with a working knowledge of After Effects 7. Renowned artist and designer Angie Taylor demonstrates professional workflows and inspires with practical tutorial lessons that help put the theory (and you!) to work.

You'll learn from a comprehensive survey of the new interface and features, with illustrated techniques for animation, visual effects and motion graphics. Practice exercises to reinforce essential techniques, and continuous projects challenge you with fantastically creative uses of the application. The companion DVD includes everything you'll need to complete the tutorials as well as an array of bonus plug-ins and demo software.

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Angie Taylor is one of the world’s top After Effects trainers. Now she’s translated her “live” expertise into an outstanding, full-color tutorial. It may be the fastest way to master After Effects and professional workflow -- and it might be the most fun, too.

Taylor begins with After Effects’ revamped interface, covering everything from project panels to workspaces. Then, she walks you step-by-step through dozens of core techniques: compositing, timelining, keyframing, importing content, animation, grouping, timing, effects, text, 3D, expressions, and -- of course -- output. Each chapter wraps up with an inspirational project from a working pro: from filmmakers to broadcast designers to performance artists.

Taylor’s hands-on assignments and exercises are well designed, and all the support files you need are on DVD, along with some bonus plug-ins and resources. By the time you’re done with them, you’ll be almost a guru. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

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Of all the After Effects books I looked at whilst trying to learn it, I found Angie's was the most user-friendly and creative.
Chris Cunningham, director of music videos, commercials and video art

.a worthwhile investment for animators and artists who want to focus on creating their designs and not get bogged down in technical jargon.
Steve Kilisky, Senior Product Manager, After Effects, Adobe Systems Inc. of my favorite demo artists in the industry. Her tutorials are always compelling, well-designed, and worthwhile.
Brian Maffit, Total Training

Angie is an outstanding guru of After Effects...sitting at one of Angie's seminars brings gasps of awe from seasoned and beginner audiences alike.... you will enjoy this book immensely.
John Keedwell, GBCT, GTC. British Cinematographer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240519920
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Edition description: BOOK&DVDRM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

A freelance animator and digital filmmaker, Angie produces animations, motion graphics, and visual effects for production companies and broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4 television in the UK.. An Adobe Certified Expert, and Apple Solutions Expert, she is active on the training circuit; providing corporate training for Adobe and Apple, and seminars at key industry events like NAB, SIGGRAPH, and IBC.

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Table of Contents

Interface; Basics; Workflow; Import; Animation; Compositing; Grouping; Time fx; Effects; Text; 3D; Paint; Expressions; Output

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