3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Hands on Learning, Mediocre Examples,
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This review is from: Adobe After Effects 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)
The exercises in this book are extremely practical, and fantastic for showing a beginner how to begin to do some powerful things with After Effects in a hands on approach. For that the book is excellent. I do also like the appropriate amount of repetition and clear screen shots as well as references to shortcuts. The lessons are well written and concise.
The two main drawbacks in my opinion, are:
1 - The content of the examples is very mediocre. It would be much more exciting to do a network packaging rather then "Channel 5 News" over a still image.
2 - The book assumes you will be using Adobe Bridge for many aspects, which isn't necessarily always the case.
Overall a very thorough beginners guide to After Effects, that should get anyone doing basic production work or making art right away.