30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer

 

Adobe After Effects is at the forefront of Digital Motion Graphics and Video Compositing. With its Video and Sound layering capabilities, there is no limit  to what you can do with your videos and emulate Hollywood-Style visual effects.

Pro’s and regular users use it to produce stunning visual effects for Commercials, Movies, Short Films, Basic Slideshows, Small Video Projects and is also a favorite amongst web designers to create Animations on web pages.

Of all the After Effects Gurus today, Andrew Kramer is one of the most Respected and Established After Effects masters around. His expertise and passion for Motion Graphics is evident in all the Amazing After Effects Tutorials  he has made for free.

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He explains every aspect of the Software  so clearly that even beginners will easily understand. He also has created several After Effects Plugins both Free and Premium which thousands of other After Effects Professionals have been using on their respective projects.

He’s work can also be seen on some of the most noted Hollywood films today and he recently had the chance to work with Film Director J.J. Abrams on the new Star Trek film to design the Main and End Titles.

On this post, I am giving you 30 of the best After Effects Tutorials from Andrew Kramer (out of the hundreds),ranging from Basic , Intermediate,  to the More Advanced Tutorials, which have helped me and when I was also starting to learn After Effects.

For Beginners

Introduction to After Effects

Learn how to import and organize footage in the project window.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer Introduction

Creating Basic Effects

Learn how to use simple effects and adding it to the footage.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer basic effects

Animation

How to add animate and add motion blur to animated Layers.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer animation

Keying and Transparency

A basic look at Keying and Transparency in After Effects using simple color keying methods to masking.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer keying and transparency

Motion Tracking

Learn how to stabilize shaky footage and track motion to incorporate external graphics into the scene.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer motion tracking

Time Remapping

An introduction to how speed changes are done in After Effects.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer time remapping

3D Integration

Learn how to turn layers into 3D by using 3D Cameras and Lights as well basic particle system.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer 3d integration

Titles

A 2-part tutorial on Creating Titles and Camera Animation Techniques.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer creating titles

Expressions

A look at After Effects scripting which is called Expressions.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer expressions

Rendering

Learn the basics of rendering and exporting files for Video Applications, flash and DVD.

30-Amazing-After-Effects-Tutorials-by-Andrew-Kramer rendering

Intermediate Users

Basic Sky Replacement

Learn to enhance video with sky replacement.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer basic sky replacement

Camera Shake with Wiggler

Make your scenes more realistic by adding camera shake to high power moments.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer camera shake

3D Compositing

Learn how to move layers in 3D space with depth of field.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer 3d compositing

Blur Text Titles

Add lens flare and blur effects to your text.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer ext blur titles

Elegant Slideshows

Learn how to sequence layers quickly in After Effects.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer elegant slideshows

Simple Bleach Bypass

Use simple tools to create a great bleach bypass.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer bleach bypass

3D Reflections

Learn to create easy 3D reflections with no plug-ins.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer 3d refections

Moving 3D Lines

Create flowing light streams using a fractal noise.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer moving 3d lines

Light Sabers V2

Learn to Create the famous Star Wars Light Saber with enhanced Motion Blur

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer light saber

3D Stroke Effect

Animate particles in 3D Space and use expressions to control particles.

30 Amazing After Effects Tutorials by Andrew Kramer 3D Light Stroke

 

 

Advanced Users

 

Explosive Training

Learn how to make a train explode by combining the power 3D Studio Max, Fume FX, and Adobe After Effects

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer explosive training

Smoke Trails

Create realistic smoke trails with Particular particles.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer smoke trails

3D Ocean

Create a semi-realistic water surface in 3D.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer 3d ocean

3D Set Extensions

Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer set extension

Particle Explosion

Build a complex particle system using CC Particle World.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer particle explosion

3D Ball Dispersion

Create a ball transition effect with CC Ball Action.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer 3d ball dispersion

Galactic Orb

Learn how to create infinite galactic zoom through particle energy.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer galactic orb

Soul Removal

Learn how to use Energy particle system in After Effects to remove soul from any human.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer soul removal

Dynamic Machine Gun

Create a machine gun with dynamic ricochet types.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer dynamic machine gun

Particle Shadows

Learn how to cast shadows from a 3D particle system.

30 Amazing After Effects Video Tutorials by Andrew Kramer particle shadows

 

Conclusion

Learning Adobe After Effects on your own can be both Fun and Challenging. The technicalities involved may scare first time users. A good grasp of other layered editors like Adobe Photoshop can come in handy. It just follows the same Principle of Layers, Masking, Blurs and Filters although a bit more complicated since you are dealing with moving footage.

Armed, with quality Tutorials like these, learning After Effects could never be easier. There are lots of other Tutorials online available as well. If you liked these tutorials or you know any other After Effects tutorials you want to share, just let us know. We may come up with another list which features your suggestions.

 

 

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