I’ve been wanting to learn After Effects for a while now. Now that we’re getting closer to getting our environmental projection setup I want to be able to create our own custom content when we can’t find something we like that’s already on content sites.
Adobe After Effects is an extremely powerful tool to create some motion graphics and cool videos in general. Learning it though can be a little intimidating though when you’re starting from scratch. When I decided to learn After Effects I stumbled across VideoCopilot.net.
VideoCopilot.net has been an awesome resource to learn After Effects in a fun way. The guy teaching is pretty funny and knows his stuff. Everything is done through videos and they even supply project files to use in the tutorials. If you never have used After Effects before then start with the Basic Training series and go from there.
They even provide free files where you can just plug in your text or graphics and have really nice title graphics with almost no effort. They also have some great products of their own that help support the site and keep the training free.
I’ve also ordered Adobe’s classroom in a book training for After Effects. That will help cover some of the topics and basics that VideoCopilot doesn’t. I used one of their books when I first learned Photoshop and they’re great.