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Creative After Effects 7

Workflow Techniques for Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

By Angie Taylor

  1. ISBN: 9780240519920
  2. Publication Date: August 2006
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 584
  5. Price:
    • $54.95 (USD)
    • £29.99 (GBP)
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Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Reviews

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.

…one 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

Contents

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