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Video Editing & Production

Learn to produce and edit videos using professional tools with these courses.

Adobe After Effects Level 1: Introduction


Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for designing professional motion graphics and digital visual effects for use in film, television, and web video. Motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and other professionals use animations and composites created in After Effects everywhere from your local news station to Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films.

During this three-day training course, students will discover the tools and techniques necessary to create high-quality motion graphics in After Effects. We will start with the basics -- importing footage, adding effects, and animating a composition -- and then progress to creating a brand-new composition using content from Adobe Illustrator, built-in effects, layering, and transparency. The combination of animated text, layers, and custom shapes will soon coalesce into a full multimedia presentation – and perhaps a cornerstone of your professional portfolio.

Students will learn the secrets behind the movie magic of green screens and special effects -- how to utilize masks, keying effects and the Roto Brush tool to create these complex compositions. We will use the Roto Brush tool to isolate objects and either change the background or apply effects to the foreground. Our course concludes with lessons on color correction and 3D camera tracking.

Prerequisites: Some experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Premiere Pro is beneficial but not required for success.

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    After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the After Effects interface and identify how the different tools are used in the workflow
  • Create basic animations and special effects using presets
  • Manipulate key frames and layers to add production value to a project
  • Add professional touches to projects by creating, importing, and animating text
  • Distinguish the impact between parenting layers versus nesting compositions
  • Generate composites using transparency, mattes, and other effects
  • Harness the power of motion tracking to create compositions with movement
  • Define transparency with keying to easily remove backgrounds
  • Clean up footage by removing unwanted elements and correcting colors
  • Enhance 2D footage with the 3D elements using the 3D camera tracker

Section: ADOBE-AE-LVL1 (30OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 30, 2017 End Date: Nov 01, 2017 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-AE-LVL1 (14APR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 14, 2018 End Date: Apr 28, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
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Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction


Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio – and then use Premiere Pro’s tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow

Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Section: ADOBE-PR-LVL1 (12OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 12, 2017 End Date: Oct 13, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-PR-LVL1 (03MAR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 03, 2018 End Date: Mar 10, 2018 Tuition: $695.00
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Film and Video Lighting on a Budget

Apply the ‘Hollywood Look’ to your podcast videos, vlogs, advertising, YouTube content, and other broadcasts – at just a fraction of the cost of those mega-blockbuster productions. Join us to maximize the impact of lighting in your videos on a shoe-string budget using inexpensive materials from local hardware stores. Our hands-on, practical course allows students the opportunity to actively participate in various lighting scenarios in order to learn basic tricks and techniques to enhance video compositions.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Apply basic lighting techniques used in film and television to their own productions
  • Use appropriate terminology to describe the lighting process
  • Demonstrate the placement and treatment of lighting fixtures and accessories to achieve a desired result
  • Describe the options for adding basic effects to enhance the look of the video after it is shot
  • Explain how to maintain the integrity of the media record as it is transferred to the internet
Section: FILM&VIDLIGHT (03OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 03, 2017 End Date: Oct 24, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ly Bolia Register