As a guy who is going to soon tackle Adobe's After Effects, I found this article encouraging. Kevin McMahon did the same thing recently and came up with these "5 tips for learning After Effects".
- Know your DV basics first.
- Know what After Effects is (and is not) for
- Know just enough of theAE keyboard shortcuts to be dangerous - and realize that this does not mean that many.
- Start simple, and I mean super simple.
- Use the wealth of AE resources - and take a class.
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