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In After Effects CS4 Essential Training, Chad Perkins teaches fundamental motion graphics design techniques from the ground up. He shows how to gather video, audio, and graphical source materials into layered compositions, make edits and adjustments, then bring it all to life with a powerful array of visual effects and animation techniques.
These skills are demonstrated in a series of increasingly intricate projects, from creating a galaxy to building a fantasy battle scene. Chad also demonstrates workflows for keying and compositing, shows how to integrate with other applications, shares useful tips and secrets, and much more.
In this clip, host Chad Perkins covers trimming video before you add it to your composition. He shows how to trim video in the footage window, shows how to preview and trim the video in time. He shows how to set an in point and an out point. He also shows how to use the ripple insert edit button and the overlay edit button.
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Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Certified Expert in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. He was also one of the first in the world to become certified in Encore DVD. He is an Adobe Certified Video Specialist and Certified Print Specialist, and is CompTIA CTT+ certified. He's also done prepress work with The Wall Street Journal and produced art for Warner Bros., Paramount, and more.
Chad owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photorealistic renders from AutoCAD drawings. He's also developing an effects studio called Wedgekase Animation.
Chad puts out a video podcast with his brother, Todd, called All Things Adobe. Check out www.chadandtoddcast.com for details. The Perkins brothers also play together in the punk band Wedgekase. For questions about Chad's training titles, email him at email@example.com.
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