121 – Adobe After Effects

newtoolaeNEW on the list in 2016

After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics application developed by Adobe

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Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016

Comments from some of those who selected After Effects as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“Great for adding in 2D and even 3D-like effects and animations to a movie or video short.” Kimball Larsen, e-learning developer, USA

“Explainer Videos can be so cool and transfer so much knowledge in 3 minutes when there is constant syncing animations that go with the Voice Over.” Kyle G Main, e-learning developer, USA

“Producing assets for elearning” Math Notermans, e-learning developer, Netherlands

“After review of the content authoring tools a profound discovery is that I do not like their output, it isnt polished but rather compromising and cartoonish which doesn’t fit my brand. as such I have resorted to After effects to add the embellishments I need to hand drawn instructional videos for speed and simplicity. after effects has a steep learning curve but after that.. the results make authoring tools output by comparison not even in the same ballpark. Not even close. After Effects and I are getting married.” Anon, UK