Create Your Own Hollywood Special Effects


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Online - Remote Learning
Tue Jan 26th 5:00pm-6:30pm 1 Days
Online - Remote Learning
Sat Feb 20th 3:00pm-4:30pm 1 Days
Online - Remote Learning
Tue Feb 23rd 5:00pm-6:30pm 1 Days

Create Your Own Hollywood Special Effects

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.




Laptop, required

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Course highlights

Hollywood Effects

Hollywood Effects

Meet some of the professional tools used to recreate some of your favourite Hollywood video effects

Use your phone camera

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

Secrets of your Favourite FX revealed

Discover the easy ways to create such popular effects as teleportation, magical levitation and fireballs in your hands

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Course Overview

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, with the main presenter demonstrating a new interesting aspect of technology and learning, and taking questions from attendees. 

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

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Questions and answers of the customers

"Fire Tech was a place where I learned things I had never known before taking the course, and where I made many friends who shared the same interest as me."

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