CCE - Adobe After Effects - Intermediate (1x3 hrs)

06 Dec 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm EST
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This three-hour intermediate course will cover an overview of green screen removal and compositing into a virtual set created in Maya. Taught by industry professional Jamie Torres, learn to utilize blending techniques to create layers that appear as if they are all in one environment. This course will look at more advanced methods of using blend modes, a series of different effects and creating a post to camera motion. With the techniques learned, participants will be able to create 20 news intros by having layers arrange in a motion graphics format, also utilizing green screen footage.

Students should have the necessary computer skills and knowledge of user interfaces to function within programs such as Maya and Adobe After Effects. Participants who don't have access to this software can download and install the free 7 day trial for this course.


Files and Projects

  • Saving After Effects projects
  • Collect Comps by using Dependencies
  • Folder Structure

Importing Files

  • PNG, TIF, MP4’s and MOV’s
  • Import as a Composition retain layer size
  • Composition
  • Footage

Key Light

  • Screen Colour
  • Screen Gain
  • Screen Matte
  • Clip Black
  • Clipped White
  • Clip Rollback
  • Green Shrink/Grow
  • Replace Method

3D Compositing

  • X, Y and Z axis
  • Orbiting A 3D Camera
  • Creating 3D Layers
  • Creating 3D Lights
  • Creating Cameras
  • Use of Novel Objects
  • Use of Adjustment Layers
  • Creating 3D Text
  • Keep Framing
  • Parenting Layers
  • Track Matte
  • Motion Blur
  • Effects
  • Colour Correction
  • Green Screen Footage


Jaime Torres has been an active visual effects artist since 1995, and co-founded GhostFX. Since 2000, the studio has been in charge of many different productions, and over the years has worked on films for Disney, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Global TV, Amazon Prime (Invincible), James Cameron (Atlantis Rising) and over 500 commercials worldwide.

Jamie has an artistic background from life drawing to painting, and also has experience working with camera equipment for both film and motion capture. He has been using 3D applications right from their infancy 3D Studio Max, along with Maya, Substance Painter, ZBrush, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite and many other proprietary software. He has worked as a technical director, VFX supervisor, director, 2D and 3D animation artist, and has used rigging, particle simulations and fluid dynamics.

He is a Visual Effects supervisor these days, a passionate artist by trade and enjoys teaching others. With 22 years of teaching experience, he has been a professor at George Brown College, Humber College, Fanshawe College, Academy of Design and Yorkville University. Over these years, he has also developed courses, and in 2007 he joined the advisory board committee for Fanshawe College. Although he works ainly with computer technology, Jaime also enjoys working with practical materials, finds great fulfilment in teamwork and takes pride in guiding his students creatively to success.


06 Dec 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm EST

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