Adobe (R) After Effects (R) 5 and 5.5

Adobe (R) After Effects (R) 5 and 5.5 : Motion Graphics and Visual Effects

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The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.Coming on the heels of the Desktop Publishing revolution, the use of personal computers for non-linear editing of video, audio, and still footage brings high-level tools to the amateur and professional videographer alike. This ATC book focuses on the use of Adobe's After Effects-the most popular special effects and artistic video editing tools in the nation. In keeping with the publishers solid and proven approach, the book begins with a series of structured, hands-on exercises designed to familiarize the reader with the basic After Effects environment. From there the discussion moves on to the collection and management of footage, stills and audio, covers transitional and superimposition techniques and methods. Animation is explored in depth, as are the finer nuances of using After Effects to achieve complex and compelling video productions. Masking, three-D effects, and many other complex concepts are presented in an effective and easily digested format. An anchor work for the library of any digital more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 296 pages
  • 217.4 x 272.3 x 13mm | 630.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130423823
  • 9780130423825

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"I have been pleased with the progression of the books. Leading smoothly from one subject to another within one book as well as the smooth transition between courses."-Andreen Hull, Electronic Imaging Trainer, Hanley Graphic Products Co."The Against the Clock textbooks have been used in our Graphic Communications Technology program for several years and they have worked very well. They relate to the 'real world' focus was the determining factor for the adoption of the series for our program."-Doris Anton, Wichita Area Technical College"During the past few years, I have plowed through several tutorials designed to teach difficult and complex graphics programs. The Against the Clock series is the clearest, most comprehensive, and easiest way to learn difficult, high-end graphics program."-Lori Lorion, Reedley Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. System Requirements. Prerequisites.Introduction. Desktop Movie Production. Learning by Doing.1. Planning a Project. The Storyboard. Media Considerations. Cross-Platform Projects.2. Understanding the Interface. Windows and Palettes in After Effects. Palettes.3. Assembling your Assets. Preparing Files for Import. Importing Files.4. Understanding Composition. Composition Settings. Managing Footage.5. Using Layers. Selecting Layers. Creating a New Layer. Managing Layers. Layer Modes.6. Animation. Understanding Animation. Motion. Controlling Transformations. Temporal and Spatial Interpolation.Free-Form Project #1. Review #1. 7. Playback. Playback and Preview. Production Considerations.8. Masking. Understanding Transparency. Mattes. Luma Key and Color Key.9. Adding Effects. Categories. Applying Effects.10. Rendering a Movie. Rendering and Compression. Output.11. Distributing Your Movies. Web Distribution. Data Rate. Storing Your Movie on a CD. Manipulating the Rendering Order.Free-Form Project #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: Lotus Dance Company. Project B: Robo Room. Project C: Road Test.Glossary. more

About Inc. Against the Clock

Ellenn Behoriam is the President and founder of Against The Clock, which has its roots in on-site training in many of the nation's leading publishing, design, prepress and printing companies. Today, Ellenn and her staff, along with dozens of professional writers, educators, illustrators, and artists collaborate via a worldwide network to develop, illustrate, test, and publish courses for the Prentice Hall Against The Clock library. The group is dedicated to delivering the most helpful and well thought out series available for the graphic arts more