In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a shot composite from start to finish. This course will take you through all of the things that you need to know to get started creating beautiful and realistic composites in After Effects. We begin with simply learning how to move around in After Effects and what the most important parts of the interface are. We then move onto bringing assets into our project panel and moving through the layer based compositing workflow. We do everything in this shot from crashing a helicopter, to setting it on fire, to giving the shot a cinematic feel like you see in a movie. You'll also learn how to track, rotoscope, and create a difference matte among other countless valuable skills. Whether you are a total beginner, or you know a little bit about After Effects but want to brush up on your skills, this is the course for you. By the end of this course, you will have an amazing new skill and you will have learned some valuable things if you are going to become a serious and professional compositor. Software required: After Effects CC 18.104.22.168, Red Giant's Knoll Light Factory (optional).
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.