After Effects for Broadcast Graphics

AFTRS - Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

This weekend intensive provides a detailed introduction to desktop compositing for broadcast using Adobe After Effects CC. After Effects is the most commonly used graphics program in Australia for the preparation of broadcast design/graphics in TV.

It is a program that allows new levels of creative freedom for designers, animators, art directors and editors.


Participants will gain an understanding of desktop digital animation and compositing environment and how it is used for broadcast graphics.

By the end of the course you will understand:

• The principles of how After Effects works within the TV graphics production pipeline
• How to create an After Effects project and import digital video, Photoshop and Illustrator files
• Create moving typographical elements and become familiar with other creative design possibilities in After Effects
• Confidently use layered composites and animated elements to create dynamic broadcast design/graphics.

This course is suitable for editors who use NLE systems such as Avid or Final Cut Pro for titling and also broadcast designers looking to gain AE skills, interactive media producers, graphic designers or art directors wanting creative control over broadcast graphics.

This is a hands-on course and each student will be working in a lab-based environment and will be allocated an Apple computer for the course duration.


“A great professional course, teacher and school. I’ve always wanted to attend AFTRS and I was very pleased. I’ve learnt so much and can’t wait to practice it. I feel like it’s an exciting software and I cannot wait to master it!” “Anna is a fantastic teacher. She progresses through the material with an easy pace, allowing everyone enough time to try each new technique without being left behind.”


A working knowledge of photoshop is ideal.


Anna Tow is a motion graphics designer/animator who has been involved in the TV and film industry for ten years. She has worked for Shine Australia, Foxtel, the ABC, and Network Ten on promos, title design, animated content, digital effects, TV advertisements and interstitials, trailers and music videos. Anna has been credited on a number of broadcast, film and independent film and animation projects, some of which have been screened in competition at international film and animation festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and Annecy International Animated Film Festival. She has a Masters of Film and Television from AFTRS, a Graduate Diploma from the Victorian College of the Arts Film School and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney University.


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