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Creating visual effects with After Effects

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

After Effects, a motion graphics and visual effects program, allows designers and artists to use its 2D and 3D compositing tools and huge collection of video effects to create eye-catching animated text, exciting motion graphics, and sophisticated visual effects. Use this activity to introduce your students to creating video effects, text animations, and rotoscoping by using After Effects.

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  • Files updated on September 25, 2017 to Adobe After Effects CC 2017.1 (April 2017) release.
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    • After Effects

      Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

    Age Levels
    1-2 Hours
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Computational Trainer

    Adobe After Effects CC

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    Ross Johnson

    Posted on 6/9/20 2:07:33 AM Permalink

    ​Excellent resource. Thanks for sharing

    Catherine Zhai

    Posted on 2/19/20 3:14:27 AM Permalink

    ​Great resource, thanks!

    Rhonda Joneson

    Posted on 12/10/17 6:32:45 PM Permalink

    ​Thank you for making the implausible possible