Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing app developed by Adobe Systems used in the post-production process of film making and television production. After Effects can also be used as a basic non-linear editor and a media transcoder.

Adobe After Effects is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. After Effects allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins.

After Effects integrates with other Adobe software titles such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore, Flash, and third-party 3D programs likeCinema 4D and Autodesk 3ds Max.

Source it.wikipedia.org

 

 



1 INTRODUCTION


- Interface / Interfaccia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSRfnQpA4g
- Workspace and Workflow / Spazio di Lavoro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v19kr2LHcE
- Customizing Workspace / Personalizzazione Interfaccia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aTRgFEPkic
- Panels and Workspace / Pannelli ed Interfaccia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CWBH4_OUcg
- Preferences Panel / Pannello Preferenze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAzqGC8w8EY
- Increasing Performance / Ottimizzare le Prestazioni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNgTe4X88qI

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 BASIC NOTIONS


- Create a New Project, Save and Open / Creare, Salvare ed Aprire Progetti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13eivSIa5xU
- File Formats and Codecs / Formati e Codec
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-by-video/adobe-after-effects-cs5-supported-import-formats-and-codecs/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR78VLcQ89I
- Interpret Footage and Color / Interpreta Metraggio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of6p7dEUU_c
- Video Resolution, Aspect Ratio / Risoluzione e Rapporto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e31lizl1D2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npbsI8-nD-4
- Pixel Aspect / Aspetto Pixel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpGn2UYkgOs
- Frame Rate / Frequenza Frame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMIHbvQuyYc
- Duration , Time Code Drop Frame / Durata e Codice Temporale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykjyNeuQROU
- Timeline Units (Frame VS Seconds) / Unita' Timeline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFoV4ZrtzPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 IMPORTING CONTENT


- Importing Footage and Images / Importare Video ed Immagini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdznFdBtLk
- Importing and Interpret Image Sequences / Importare Sequenze di Immagini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfK_hIwVSrA
- Import Transparent Files or “Alpha Channel” / Importare File Trasparenti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcYAtUzGKAI
- Importing Photoshop / Importare Photoshop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ-P1kdKFL0
- Importing Illustrator / Importare Illustrator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPzwuTNePQ
- Importing Premiere Pro with Dynamic Link / Importa e Collega PremierePro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbyz3N7_pdU
- Importing Camera RAW files / Importa Contenuti Non Compressi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUWcSzWXkQ
- Importing OMF and from other Software / Importare da altri Programmi Video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Media_Framework_Interchange
- Importing Cinema4D 3D Scenes / Importare Scene 3D da C4D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjCa47OW2V0

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 COMPOSITING


- Composition Creation and Settings / Creare una Composizione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0EdUmhW-B0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC0FYkvEFdQ
- Project Panel / Pannello Progetto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x4Z7l--CRw
- Composition Panel / Pannello Composizione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWvD6no0c1o
- Position, Scale, Rotation / Posizione, Scala, Rotazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Mqo2tgYcM
- Timeline Panel / Pannello Linea Temporale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kajokSfK2qk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PbxUjf2tOg
- Preview Panel / Pannello Anteprima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Z7KOsrP6s
- RAM Preview / Anteprima RAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpNpIh_O5_0

- RAM & Disk Cache, Background Rendering
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs6/ram-and-disk-caching/

- Nesting / Composizioni Nidificate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRDq2wVOoN0
- Composition Pre-Render and Proxy Elements / Pre-Renderizzazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjDdlZYQNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnHKe6uB5hE

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 LAYERS


- Composition and Layers / Composizioni e Livelli
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs6/composition-and-layer-panels/


- Layer Properties / Proprieta' dei Livelli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQq05P2e4Dk
- Layers and Alpha Channel / Livelli e Alpha Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvnds00eF4g
- Working with Layers / Lavorare con i Livelli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOJbyRtwT9w
- Parent and Child Layers / Livelli Genitore e Figlio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cc00sUM0GY
- Null Object Layers / Livello Oggetto Nullo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gypz_gniXWE
- Blending Layers / Fusione Livelli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-PxVrKjGnA

- Alpha & Track Mattes / Effetti di Taglio e Trasparenza con Alpha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZlH6c18XA


- Adjustment Layers / Livello di Regolazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iybeZPvs1GQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pATTzTYiFBg
- Guide Layers / Livelli Guida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyVb2rdeSxQ
- Using Markers / Marcatori
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2ACIKMFiD0
- Text Layers / Livelli Testo
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cc/creating-text-elements/


- Solid Layers / Livelli Solido
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZKcysbOPac
- Shape Layers / Livelli Forma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3AWE_ePjNc
- Light and Camera Layers / Livelli Luci e Videocamere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSlpsb9Usdc

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 COLOR


- Colors, Channels, Color Bit Depth
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-by-video/adobe-after-effects-cs5-colors-channels-and-color-bit-depth/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek7a4hgoAJI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFpB6ExXv6w
- Color Correction / Correzione Colore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0xL16G0Kjs
http://vimeo.com/7311185


- Adjustment Layers and Effects / Regolazioni di Colore ed Effetti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-_F9cWUZAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwR2Wnczsn8
- Film Look / Look Cinema
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZXuurHzQow
- Color Management / Gestione Colore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CagBfqvuhxM
- Black and White Effect / Effetto Bianco e Nero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH1D7MuSpGQ
- Leave Color / Isola Colore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSec_a-ce2s


- Alpha Channel and Keying / Sottrarre Colore da Sfondo Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbHwpMrjCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9G4pvf-mZk


- Advanced Color Keying with Keylight / Sfruttare La Tecnica Green Screen
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs6/color-keying/

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 DRAWING


- Shape Layers / Livelli Forma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3AWE_ePjNc
- Shape Layer Radial Repeater / Ripetitore Forma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOZwzLgJw9o
- Shape, Fill and Stroke / Contorni e Riempimento
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnVNTyJEFA
- Shape Customization / Forme Personalizzate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBIZUEiV0I
- Pen Tool / Strumento Penna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-frrZTwJWJM


- Brush Tool / Strumento Pennello
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfeYb0fJQ78
- Eraser / Strumento Gomma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoWtxrnVxpY
- Clone Stamp / Timbro Clone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qp0jEaeVVY

- Rotobrush Effect / Tecnica Rotoscope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYgfDUnA1Ys

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 CREATING TEXTS


- Text Level / Livello Testo
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cc/creating-text-elements/


- Text Character Option / Opzione Testo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRVK6mSJnRE
- Text Creation and Format / Creazione Testo e Formattazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa4L7t5M6Ek
- Paragraph Formatting / Formattazione Paragrafo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBIZUEiV0I
- Text Shadows / Ombre Testo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSYm-Xa-M0w


- Text Glow / Bagliore Testo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h55pJq5FtOk
- Text Blur / Sfocatura Testo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZRxoISMBBY
- 3D Text Extrusion / Estrusione 3D Testo
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cc/creating-text-elements/


- 3D Text Material / Materiale Testo 3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V58kwF7agoY
- Text on a Path / Testo su Linea Percorso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHnGKmf1-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hDz1044ok
- Advanced Text Effects / Effetti Testo Avanzati
http://vimeo.com/4943832


- 3D Text Placement on Footage / Posizionamento Testo 3D in Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i9WsEQwDuw

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 USING MASKS & MATTE


- Intro to Masking / Inroduzione alle Maschere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWd51xDqzlc
- Creating Masking Shapes / Creare Maschere con Forme
http://vimeo.com/48804969


- Drawing Masks / Disegnare Maschere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G15FFYWWBRo
- Bezier and RotoBezier Masks / Maschere Bezier e RotoBezier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Y3oViJiY4
- Mask Auto Trace / Tracciamento Automatico Maschera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSsyln4Bw9Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVl892W-_rM


 - Mask from Alpha Channel / Maschera da Canale Alfa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0pB0EpcTU0
- Mask from Text / Maschera da Testo
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/short-and-suite/making-text-masks-in-after-effects/

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 ANIMATION


- Timeline and Keyframes / Linea Temporale e Fotogrammi Chiave
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs6/the-timeline/

- Basic Keyframing / Basi dell'Animazione per Fotogrammi Chiave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoRU-Ug4t6M

- Adjusting Keyframes / Regolazione Fotogrammi Chiave
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cc/adding-and-adjusting-keyframes/

- Animating Layers Properties / Proprieta' Animabili
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs5/gs07-animating-with-keyframes/

- Basic Move Animation / Animazione Movimento Semplice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2PVYkwpTk

- Text Movement on Paths / Movimento Testo su Percorso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHnGKmf1-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hDz1044ok

- Keyframe and Interpolation / Fotogrammi Chiave ed Interpolazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5YxwHkjMHc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlLcMa2fQ4U

- Movement Tracking and Stabilize / Tracciamento Movimento e Stabilizzazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdsl6jgeXyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJQWJk9HuPQ

- Shape  Morphing / Deformazione Forma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og4Mg-K4ibI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBXgAEs-I1E

- Animating Masks / Maschere Animate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Ef62qFjdI

- Syncronize Audio and Video or Convert Audio in Keyframes / Sincronizzare o Convertire Audio in Fotogrammi Chiave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--KfFIlP0cs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARvY8qCNyvw

- Time Tools / Strumenti Gestione Tempo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENw3gVSUG4g

- Freeze, Slow Motion, Reverse Time / Congela, Rallenta, Inversione del Tempo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2DtPoZzmds

- Time Remapping / Manipola Tempo
http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/tutorials/06.Time/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ems6dTMQGw

- Puppet Tools / Strumento Marionetta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXxh6OsamhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuOXXEo9qI

- Graph Editor / Editore Grafico dell'Animazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AlnrMbcsFY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTGViL5v8cA

 

 

 

 

 

 

11   VIDEO EFFECTS


- Drawing Effects / Effetti Disegno
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBwAZ5QOZsw

- Blur and Sharpen / Sfoca e Nitidizza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYyDItbrns

- Fractal and Turbulent Noise Effect / Creazione di Effetti Rumore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOUmiHxA7c

- Noise Reduction / Riduzione Rumore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gWYknfdbNU

- Distortion / Distorsione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIS6pepPPY4

- Perspective / Prospettiva
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKoevu227pI

- Generate / Strumenti di Generazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug-t0Yla7Dg

- Presets / Effetti Presettati
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njLN4KJYrdY

- Brainstorming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CRbbRkl2bU

 

 

 

 

 

 

12   3D SCENES


- 3D Layers Basic Concepts / Concetti Base dei Livelli 3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYcb0dj_g24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSlpsb9Usdc

- Materials / Materiali
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4JVWpZj5Tc

- Lights / Luci
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-XQH80spMM

- Cameras / Videocamere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-k5co1BSs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWHrUHaCbb0

- Animation / Animazione Oggetti 3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P39mcxf-Dw

- Illustrator to 3D / Da Illustrator a Oggetto 3D After Effects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvKkhrUHCE4

- Cinema 4D Interaction / Interazione con C4D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQz0eyg1ZuA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PMVjOlh5dw

 

 

 

 

 

 

13   RENDERING


- Pre-Rendering / Pre-Renderizzazione
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpNpIh_O5_0

 

- Render Queue / Coda di Rendering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyJUrasur7E

 

- Format, Codec and Compression / Formati, Codec e Compressioni
https://www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/faq-whats-the-best-format-for-exporting-from-after-effects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKtCaF9DcCE

 

- MP4 H264 Bitrate Settings / Impostazioni Bitrate per MP4 H264
http://vimeo.com/48792423

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqQ5W-lHgCI

 

- Export for Encoder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUpaoVkMZZc

http://www.lynda.com

 

- Export for Flash / Esporta in Flash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov8gsAYXA0M

 

- Rendering for the Web / Renderizza per Video Internet
http://vimeo.com/24027726

 

- Rendering for Youtube / Renderizza per Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU-1mEOGAq0

 

- Exporting with Transparent Background / Esporta con Sfondo Trasparente

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EkwuKam-4Q

- Exporting Images / Esporta Sequenza Immagini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8ANI2oPy0

 

- Exporting Single Image / Esportare Singola Immagine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqaMODVL6a8

 

- Exporting Animated Gif / Esportare Immagini Gif Animate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80U4FVUavg4

 

 

 

 

 

 

14   PLUG-INS AND RESOURCES / STRUMENTI RISORSE EXTRA

 

- Installing Presets and Plugins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKJi0LC7yU

- Magic Bullet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHx0JuHr6s

- Element 3D

https://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/element_animation_engine/

- Trapcode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0zkoVHhhAk

- Toonit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AimWBG5Ck1s

- Plexus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6JRQl2Dh5E

- Video Copilot
http://www.videocopilot.net/

- Adobe Elements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xme6XydoVJg