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More Than the Essentials: Mocha in After Effects

Practical Mocha Tutorials to Get the Most From Mocha in After Effects

A new series of tutorials for Mocha and Adobe After Effects. Designed for those who are new to Mocha AE (inside After Effects CC 2019) and/or Mocha Pro and aren’t always able to get the results they need. Paced to introduce and reinforce ideas over time. Even if you have never touched Mocha from Boris FX before, you will be able to tackle more complex projects by the end! More details

The total course is almost 7 hours long, split into a total of 22 exercises. See course overview (Watch 2 FREE exercises)

What You Get

  • Footage and project files to work along with and refer to.
  • Full versions of all tutorials in pin-sharp 1080P H264.
  • Subtitle captions provided for all exercises (a suitable player eg.VLC needed to use .srt files).
  • Email support if you have a question about the course.

Instant download includes a single download file version (approx 4.34GB) or a multi-part option for less stable connections. Buy Now


Get the Most Out of Mocha Within Adobe After Effects

If you are working with Mocha AE (Adobe After Effects CC 2019) or have the Mocha Pro plug-in for After Effects, you have access to an extremely powerful tool. We use Mocha as a plug-in effect to create a number of common visual effects and fixes for problem footage. The aim of this course is to improve your skills in both Mocha and After Effects.

Do It Right. Track Once. Use Often.

The exercises start easily, analyzing shots to get the best motion tracking data. The next phase of the course looks at how we use this data with the plug-in version of Mocha. We work with match-moving and creating callouts, screen inserts, stabilization and rotoscoping to create masks.

The final part of the course focuses on a real-world example that uses all of our newly learned skills and adds some more advanced elements to it.

Paced to Maximize Fast Learning

The course is structured so that ideas and techniques developed throughout the training. This deepens the learning and is more effective than a simple tour around the interface and features. This is not just button pushing. It is about building concepts and connections between the two pieces of software.


Course Overview

  • 01 Starting the First Track (09:03)
  • 02a Translation, Scale and Rotation (10:26)
  • 02b Skew vs. Perspective (12:59)
  • 03 What shape should I track? (23:21)
  • 04 How do I use my corner pin data? (14:26)
  • 05a How do I use my transform data (13:34)
  • 05a Part 2 Using transform data and expressions (13:27)
  • 05b Linking more things to transform data (25:06)
  • 06 How do I check if my track is correct? (19:56)
  • 07 How do I offset my track data? (19:18)
  • 08 How do I make masks in Mocha (26:01)
  • 09 What’s the most efficient way it mask complex objects? (25:14)
  • 10 How do I create a simple stabilization in Mocha (13:16)
  • 11 Why do my tripod shots look strange when stabilized? (08:13)
  • 12 Can I smooth my stabilization? (20:39)
  • 13 What else can I do with stabilization data? (25:18)
  • 14 How to track objects offscreen (13:53)
  • 15 What should I put on my screen for tracking? (09:41)
  • 16a What can I do when my shapes won’t track? (23:30)
  • 16b When and why should I use AdjustTrack? (22:17)
  • 17 How do I speed up my roto work? (22:33)
  • 18a Why should I recycle my tracking data? (20:39)
  • 18b Actually putting it together (13:37)
  • 19 Outro and next steps (00:39)

Total run time : 06:47:22


2 Free Exercises



About the trainer: Ben Brownlee has worked in production and post-production since 1999. In that time he has worked on a wide variety of film, television and commercial projects. As a trainer, he has worked with leading broadcasters and post-houses across the globe, providing bespoke training courses. He has also developed courses for renowned training providers such as Lynda.com and fxphd.com.


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