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Learn how to apply Hollywood-style visual effects to video taken from nothing but a phone camera. The results are sure to surprise and confound. Expect flaming fireballs and magical teleportation tricks, all via the amazing technology of Adobe After Effects.
Create Your Own Hollywood Special Effects
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Meet some of the professional tools used to recreate some of your favourite Hollywood video effects
Use your phone camera
How to use your phone camera to set up the perfect shots and how to plan specifically for adding special effects in After Effects
Secrets of your Favourite FX revealed
Discover the easy ways to create such popular effects as teleportation, magical levitation and fireballs in your hands
With huge demand for new special effects-rich content from Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, this super fun and informative Experience could be your first step into an amazing career in the visual effects industry.
In this Experience, you will see how to use your own phone as the camera to compose scenes and capture video. You will then learn how to apply Hollywood-style visual effects using Adobe After Effects that turn mobile footage into impressive clips guaranteed to blow your friends’ minds.
Our special effects-savvy tutor will show how to create the illusions of instant teleportation, blazing fireballs, walkthrough walls and so much more!
Demand for this type of visual effects content and the rapid advancement of technology has made these techniques available to everyone and created an industry with a spectacular future. Want to get involved?
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- About the skills needed to create new worlds inside Adobe After Effects
- How to frame and record footage on their mobile phones
- Masking, tracking and animation within Adobe After Effects