Motionworks Wait Loss For After Effects


Motionworks Wait Loss For After Effects - featured

Work smarter and faster in After Effects

3 hours of tips, techniques and shortcuts for using After Effects efficiently by motion graphic designer, trainer and presenter John Dickinson.


wait loss for after effects efficiencyProficient and Efficient

Discover time-saving features and shortcuts you can immediately integrate into your own workflow.



wait loss for after effects ae onlyAfter Effects Only

Learn to use the native After Effects features more efficiently, without 3rd party scripts.



wait loss for after effectsWork Smart

Work along with the training using the included project file.



Lesson Outline

As new versions of After Effects come and go, time-saving features and shortcuts can get buried. This is compounded with every new release and has accelerated since the onset of Creative Cloud. If you don’t keep up to date with what’s new you simply can’t be as efficient as possible using After Effects. Wait Loss for After Effects will bring you up to speed with tools and workflows that host John Dickinson – a 20 year veteran After Effects artist and trainer – uses on a daily basis to work fast in After Effects. Here’s what’s included:

Preferences & Shortcuts

Preferences you should set up once to save time on every project. Creating missing shortcuts.
Total duration: 9 minutes


Using workspaces effectively. Setting up a custom workspace. Navigating and saving time using the Edit This Look At That (ETLAT) workflow.
Total duration: 13 minutes


Good practices for organisation, importing files, adding & replacing and working with thumbnails. 
Total duration: 14 minutes


The importance of good organisation. Fast ways to add, replace and select layers. Power keys for moving and trimming and sequencing layers. Using the Work Area and Time Navigator effectively. Navigating quickly using Comp and Layer Markers. Speeding up property searches. Linking and controlling layers to save time. Minimising layers using Input Layer Options and Effect Masks.
Total duration: 67 minutes


Working efficiently in the Composition Panel.
Total duration: 11 minutes


Tips and techniques for speeding up your workflow with keyframes and the Graph Editor.
Total duration: 25 minutes

Masks & Shapes

Working efficiently when creating and modifying masks and shape layers.
Total duration: 13 minutes


Saving time when working with effects and effect presets.
Total duration: 16 minutes


Working with type and the Character Panel.
Total duration: 7 minutes


Render Queue shortcuts. Using templates and proxies to speed up renders.
Total duration: 6 minutes

About the Trainer

John Dickinson is a motion graphic designer, trainer and presenter specialising in Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D. John combines 20 years of industry experience with a proven teaching ability, to provide high quality learning resources that encourage and challenge participants to break through to new levels of excellence and impact in their own work.

  • This training was recorded using After Effects CC2018 but covers features added to After Effects over the past 25 years.
  • Windows and Mac compatible.
  • Project file included.
  • Total download size 1.1 GB
Log in to leave your own rating.
Please Note: This page is intended for product reviews. If you are having trouble with a product and require customer support, please Contact Us

Customer Reviews

Sorry, no ratings have been submitted for this entry yet.