Basic Training

Thanks for making the new Basic Training Series a huge hit. From the numbers, it looks like you guys have been hitting it pretty hard. For everyone else who still hasn’t checked it out, remember not all the tutorials are for beginners, in fact the Titles sections is particularly detailed with many great camera animating tips and tricks. Don’t forget to make yourself a fake certificate once your finished going through it. You earned it.

Helge Kallevik
September 24th, 2007 @ 2:32 am
I checked it out the day it came out, and it's awesome! Thanks Andrew!
Sooo, will there we a new tut today? :D
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:04 am
Thanks Andrew ! :)
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:16 am
Yeah, me too...I watched all Tuts at the first day:-P
Great ne Homepage AndreW
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:21 am
Where did you get the music for the Video of the "Basic Training"??
Did you create it youself?!?
Some Guy
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:31 am
I watched them at the first day too. I love them! I wish they were available as I started to work with After Effects. Nevertheless I learned something new.
And yeah, the Titles section is my favorite one.
Scott Wetherall
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:51 am
I watched them the other night at work.........great stuff, thanks Andrew
Orc Master
September 24th, 2007 @ 4:22 am
It's great stuff indeed. Actually, I liked both the motion tracking section and the titles section; real advanced, useful and nice stuff there. Thanks a big bunch, Andrew ;)
Jacob Dyer
September 24th, 2007 @ 4:29 am
Hey Andrew. I love the music you have for the intro's for the Basic Training!
Bring that music out in a product and I'll buy it :p. Where did you get it?

Chris Coulson
September 24th, 2007 @ 4:32 am
I was so impressed with the beginners tutorials, and the new site look, that it finally gave me the kick I needed to buy 3 of the DVDs.

They came from Kramerland to UK in about 4 days, and were nicely packaged and everything.

Totally satisfied customer, and considering all the free tutorials I've already seen, totaly worth every penny (especially with the nice exchange rate $-£!!)

Thanks very much Andrew!

September 24th, 2007 @ 5:50 am
Lol, i made my certificate. yeah, the title one is great. in fact, i've already used it for a school project. oh, and a halo 3 parody (tomorrow, yeah!)
September 24th, 2007 @ 5:51 am
Lol, i made my certificate. yeah, the title one is great. in fact, i've already used it for a school project. oh, and a halo 3 parody (tomorrow, yeah!)
September 24th, 2007 @ 7:21 am
Well, I checked it out the second I saw the new site, and it's awesome! Thanks a lot man. I'm gonna work up a cool certificate for this, and then I'll post it. :D
Marc Biorklund
September 24th, 2007 @ 7:41 am
The basic Training is awsome, there are some key basics there that could change everything in a project.

The teaser is awsome, probably my favorite.

Thanks for sharing all these stuff, looking forward for the new products / pressets :)
September 24th, 2007 @ 9:43 am
AK, you're a nutter, and I mean that with all due-respect... The Basic Training was awesome [albeit under my knowledge of AE] but that doesn't mean you're not the AE guru you deserve to be... AWESOME sh!t mate, you're giving so much to video FX it's insane...

Keep it up, I send ALL my Graphics students to your site for MotionFX - as I've said a "million" times, you da man! All credit to you and the gang at VCP!

Vote 1 for SAM! - Kramer is a scammer, Sam is the MAN!!! [poor bugger!] jks! love-yas-all ;)
September 24th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm
the beginners stuff is amazing. it cleared a few things up for me so thanks. also i'd like to use them as teaching material at the school i work at (of course letting everyone know where they came from and where they can find even better tutorials and amazing AE products :) )
September 24th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm
Yeah, I wish i could relive watching those all over again :P
Hey Andrew, remake the site again and add a million new tutorials..
That was a fun day :D
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm
This should be stuck on my fridge.

Thanks Kramer - Your the man.
September 24th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm
Even though I know After Effects, I'm still taking a look at all the tutorials in
the beginners section.
September 24th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm
It's so great. I'm an assistant editor at a production company and one of my editors asked me how I do all the effects that I do for the show. I told her I use After Effects and she asked if it was "easy" and if I could teach her. Obviously I dreaded this, because it meant un-paid hours staying late, just to teach the basics of After Effects. But now I just gave her your site and she's super psyched. Thanks man.
September 24th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm
Andrew, the new training site looks great. I have gone over the stuff you have on there, and can only say thank you for taking so much time to put out a free training site like that. Awesome work.

You truly are a fantastic resource in this community!
David R
September 24th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm
Some great stuff you're doing here Andrew. Really enjoy the humor.
I did a double take when I heard you referring to "Fox Bold" and "Fox Italicized" in the Titles (1) video. I wasn't really paying attention and wondered if you had a FOX News font.

Then I realized what it was. It was "Faux Bold" and "Faux Italicized"
"Faux" is pronounced "Pho", like "Phone" without the "ne".

When you make fun of me in a future video, I prefer the term "Pronunciation Police", if you don't mind.

Keep it up,
September 24th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm
I need to find the time to watch these. I hope they stay there for a long time. I really want to sit down and check them out. I'm sure there will be things in the Basic training that will have me hitting my head going, "I'm just an idiot for doing it this long drawn out way all these years."

Eager to watch, as so as I get time, hopefully this weekend.
September 24th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm
It is real a valuable tutorials ... My special thanks to my master Andrew ...
Rosa C
September 25th, 2007 @ 3:08 pm
Thanks for the great training! The beginning site is great for someone just starting out with AE like me. I just received my Lucky 7 set and its great. Thanks for the quick shipping (came in 2 days!) Thanks for the discount by the way. I recommend your products highly to anyone who is interested in learning more about video/motion effects. I also have to add that the value in your products is great, that's why I bought the whole set...I don't even own AE yet (working from a trial) I have FCP (so thanks for those tuts as well). Keep up the good work!
September 25th, 2007 @ 3:17 pm
Andrew - Your After Effects Basic Training series is outstanding! Thanks for taking the time to put something like this together.

I teach an intro to motion graphics course and I've instructed all of my students to go through this series to get up-to-speed quickly in AE.

I myself have been using AE since version 4.1 and watching your tutorials has taught me a few keyboard shortcuts I haven't used before.

Keep up the great work! We'll keep in our bookmarks!

September 25th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm
A tad late tisk tisk, you already made everybody pr0's but this will be useful, for the new people
kike C
September 26th, 2007 @ 7:06 am
Hey andrew what`s up.. siempre lo voy a decir eres el maestro de maestros.. tus tutoriale son lo maximo...well.. the basic trainig after effects is awesome. the problem is that i dont have internet in my home, is there any way to download it?... Take care A. un abrazo cya
September 26th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm
Hi ppl,

I find all the tutorials interesting, and easy to understand. Making a complex program as AE so usable is a great accomplishment. *cheer* Anyway, I have a question. In the tutorial about keying you guys use a greenscreen. It looks like a big, green blanket for the 'wow-im-getting-blown-to-pieces' part, and a smaller (hand held) version for the 'pretty-girl-in-the-mall-what-is-sam-staring-at-?' part.

Uhmmm... The question is, how do I get a good blue/green screen? Should I take down my mum's curtains, dip them in paint and put them in a frame? I'd like something portable and a bit idiot-proof. What size should I aim for? I was thinking 2m x 1,50m or so?

Advice plz!


/n stuff

At all you people at Videocopilot!
September 27th, 2007 @ 2:28 am
At last I begin to see some light in the dark tunnel of AE...thnx Andrew.
September 27th, 2007 @ 8:19 pm
Hey, gosh i just want to know what is your computer specs AE looks like its running quad core...i have a Duo core 2.0 MBP 1gb mem. 500Gb external
September 27th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm
great tutorial andrew. i love it! i watch it everyday!
Adam O.
September 27th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm
Your stuff is so amazing. Sometimes
I just want to reach into the screen and
give you a big kiss....Hahaha. I would have NO
Idea how to use AE if it wasn't for you.
You have improved my projects GREATLY.
September 27th, 2007 @ 9:21 pm
tnx andrew for this tutorial, great! i love to watched it.
September 28th, 2007 @ 8:24 am
Hey andrew, I love these things

ok, iv had ae a few weeks now and have learnt alot of basics from your tutorials, but these new ones made me realise the true potential for me and after effects
October 1st, 2007 @ 10:29 am
Andrew you are the best in AE!
Thanks for this tutorials.
Wish you never change (or at least not this time ;) )
Best regrats from KAZAKHSTAN!!!
October 3rd, 2007 @ 2:23 pm
Hey ANdrew who's the girl in the Mall file?? SHE IS HOt!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 7th, 2007 @ 4:55 am
Thanx for the beginner tutorial.
It really closed some gaps.
That's good!
Why can't i buy your DVD's via Amazon?
That's not good.

Greetings from Germany

October 8th, 2007 @ 10:19 am
oh my god..........Basics of AE

what I can say......SUPERB x Infinite Times = Dont know how much.......

Best Regards

October 29th, 2007 @ 3:06 am
Hi Andrew,

Wow, your video tutorial is very very cool! Thank you very much!I learn a lot from you!

December 7th, 2007 @ 6:31 am
Hi Andrew,

Thanks a lot for this tutorial, it's amazing. As other guys I want to know :
where did you get the music for the Video of the “Basic Training”?
Can I found it in Sound FX DVD ?

Thanks for all your work.

February 15th, 2008 @ 7:57 am
hey andrew

in your basic training vid about titles (part 1) you apply a effect called cc particle world, i do not have that effect, do i have to buy that?

February 29th, 2008 @ 2:55 am
Hello Andrew I have just one word for you... EXELLENT mate thx a lot for thos tuts :-)
March 11th, 2008 @ 5:45 am
Hey andrew i was wondering what kind of software did you use to make those perfect looking tutorials.?!!
March 25th, 2008 @ 10:29 am
I was wondering how you did the collision shake at the beginning, was it twitch or the wiggler? I can't figure out how to ease the end of the wiggle. Thanks alot!

March 25th, 2008 @ 5:21 pm
theres gonna be a part 2? intermediate?
March 25th, 2008 @ 6:40 pm
Thanks! I loved it! It was very in-depth and I really did learn from it unlike most video tutorials.
Tom Hooft
April 26th, 2008 @ 4:37 am
Thanks!!! I love all your tutorials! But can you please sent me the project files of the teaser of the Basic Training.
May 6th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
Hey Andrew, great blog and tuts!

But seriously, who is that girl in your basic tutorials??
She is about to define perfection!
Name and Adress please xD

May 6th, 2008 @ 7:10 pm
Whuddup Andrew,

I have the best ideal for you. How about a tutorial on making baby mouth appear as it is talking. Like that one ETrade commercial and bozo the clown. I know you can figure out a way to do that in After Effects.

Many thanks

PS keep up the good work!
January 8th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
how do you delete some layers?
August 19th, 2009 @ 10:34 am
great job and i was wondering what hapend at the dma last night
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:10 am
I send people to your basic training all the time.
September 30th, 2012 @ 12:18 am
where do i get the files you used??
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