I'm fairly new to the 'video' world (I've been a music mixer for many years). I've been getting a bit dangerous with Premiere for a few months and I'm hitting some areas that I -know- would be a good fit for AE, but frankly? Me scared.
AE just seems -too- alien and the tutorials I've seen on-line are for stuff that I either don't care about or is simply too complex for an ADHD noob.
I tried importing a few Premiere projects and -that- is a disaster. fer sure. Whoever built the 'import' code, needs a refresher course.
So... can someone recommend an old-school COOKBOOK style -book- on AE? Like a 'AE FOR DUMMIES' (which ain't been written--I checked.)
I want something I can read in bed and get the -concepts- down with some -simple- projects to explain each basic deal.
The After Effects Classroom in a Book and Chris and Trish Meyer's After Effects Apprentice are excellent books for beginners. There are links to sample chapters from both of these books on the "General workflow in After Effects" page of After Effects Help.