Wait Loss for After Effects

Wait Loss for After Effects

Work Smarter & Faster in After Effects with expert host John Dickinson
Wait Loss for After Effects

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

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

Work Smart
Work along with the training using the included project file.

Wait Loss for After Effects by Motionworks

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 cannot 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.

Take a look below now to see what is included, why WAIT !?!?

Breakdown of Chapters

Preferences & Shortcuts

Duration : 9 mins

Preferences you should set up once to save time on every project. Creating missing shortcuts.


Duration : 13 mins

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


Duration : 14 mins

Good practices for organisation, importing files, adding & replacing and working with thumbnails.


Duration : 67 mins

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.


Duration : 11 mins

Working efficiently in the Composition Panel.


Duration : 25 mins

Tips and techniques for speeding up your workflow with keyframes and the Graph Editor.

Masks & Shapes

Duration : 13 mins

Working efficiently when creating and modifying masks and shape layers.


Duration : 16 mins

Saving time when working with effects and effect presets.


Duration : 7 mins

Working with type and the Character Panel.


Duration : 6 mins

Render Queue shortcuts. Using templates and proxies to speed up renders.

Wait Loss for After Effects