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Filippo Marchetti
Need Advice Where To Learn Specific After Effects Skills
on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:09:46 pm

Greetings Everyone.
I have studied for 3 years at a respectable design university, in which i have learned a wide variety of skills; unfortunately because of the well-thought, yet too vast arrange of topics, i didn't have a chance to acquire some basic knowledge which is very much needed in my workflow.
I am a Motion Designer, i have explored after effects for about 6 years and became quite comfortable with it, as shown in my latest client work:
Now that i'm starting to enter in the business landscape i really need to learn these skills:

- Handling Shape Layers (to make frame by frame complex transformations, like liquid drops ecc...)
- Using the puppet tool proficiently (Basics, Rigs, Inverse kinematics, Duik Tools, Character Animation)
- Proper use of Cameras

And regarding design in general:
- Typography (learn to work with fonts, recognise bad fonts, kerning, choose the right fonts)

I can't afford classes and such, but i'm up for investing for my learning experience, and i accept every possible medium available (written tutorials, Books, Youtube/Vimeo tutorials, purchasable video tutorials ecc...), either free or not. I only want quality.
Thanks a lot for your help, from the bottom of my heart; i have the creativity, the knowledge and great ideas, i only need to learn those skills i mentioned.

Note 01: When i was talking about shape layers transformations i was referring to stuff like the liquid drops in this video (I can exercise with the timing ecc... by my own. i'm only interested in the technique)

Note 02: I speak english fluently and i even prefer using it over my native language, so english/american content is 100% fine :)

Thanks again.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Need Advice Where To Learn Specific After Effects Skills
on Oct 9, 2015 at 4:38:33 pm

Have you looked at any of the AE tutorials on videocopilot? They deal in specific techniques a lot.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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