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Focal Easy Guide to After Effects by Curtis Sponsler

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Practical Concepts of Things You Need to Remember

Using After Effects can be both inviting and intimidating at the same time. As you’ll come to learn, the program is an empty canvas with many tools, options, and capabilities waiting for you to dabble. Using After Effects right ‘out of the box’ doesn’t require much setup – you just need to know how After Effects interacts with your computer and media resources, that and how your project will be used.

In addition, it also helps to clarify a few concepts of technical gobbledygook. What’s an Alpha Channel (and can I get it on my satellite?) and where’s this 3:2 Pulldown I’ve heard about? Pixel Aspect ...

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