After Effects: Where to begin?

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    I've been using video for a number of years now, producing work professionally and for personal interest. I've been using FCP from 4 to 7, including compressor and DVD studio. Not had a chance to explore Motion or Color as yet.

    I've always wanted to delve deeper into the world of post production, namely the After Effects realm. My work really is limited to what you can do in FCP with a few layers from Photoshop using the motion tab. I know nothing of motion graphics, or any compositing work.

    Where does one begin?

    I'm an absolute novice, I've never so much as opened After Effects.

    Are there any savvy After Effects guys here, who could point me/us in the right direction?
     
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    You couldn't really do much better than to check out Andrew Kramer's fantastic and *free* After Effects Basic Training tutorials here at his equally fantastic Video Copilot website.
     
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    Wow, thanks!
     
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