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Master the art of motion graphics and special effects with Adobe After Effects classes in Boston. Learn to create stunning visuals, enhance your videos, and unlock new creative possibilities for your digital projects.

2 classes in-person in Boston have spots left, and 18 classes live online are available.

Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)

$3,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets of creating captivating motion graphics and animations in this comprehensive course. Gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and learn from a leading instructor, as you delve into techniques like motion tracking and animating 3D layers. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop recommended.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$2,995

13 sessions

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe After Effects is a creative industry standard tool for motion graphics and compositing. This hands-on workshop will cover the key fundamentals of working in Adobe After Effects including building compositions, working with layers, animating, keyframing, adding effects, rendering, and exporting. We will walkthrough sample projects demonstrating how different tools and techniques come together in real-world creative workflows.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

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Adobe After Effects Tutorial - Private Training

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn essential Adobe After Effects tools, tips and techniques at your own pace with private one-on-one training. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with special training needs or specific project goals that may fall outside of the scale and scope of group workshops. Private sessions are appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Monday, Feb 26th, 5–6pm Eastern Time

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VFX & Motion Graphics Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led masterclass. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday, Feb 23rd, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to create stunning animations, add music and sounds, and import files from Illustrator and Photoshop in this hands-on workshop at Noble Desktop. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.

After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course at Noble Desktop. Master text and shape animations, learn video compositing techniques, and discover how to speed up your workflow with expressions. Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with hands-on projects in this immersive course.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

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Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

Monday, Mar 25th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

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Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects with this introductory online course. Discover traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation techniques, keying, and 3D effects. Gain the skills needed to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

Monday, Mar 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master the powerful program Adobe After Effects and learn all the tools and skills needed for creating special effects and motion graphics in this hands-on course at Training Connection. Suitable for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing abilities, this course offers both beginners and experienced users the opportunity to learn and practice through various projects and tricks. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Learn how to create stunning special effects and motion graphics in this comprehensive After Effects course at Training Connection. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills, this hands-on bootcamp covers everything from basic animation to advanced concepts like 3D and particle simulations. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,995

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After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating professional videos, animations, and special effects with After Effects. Elevate your skills in motion graphics and animation, from basic techniques to advanced motion tracking and particle effects. Take your video editing to the next level at NYC Career Centers.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to new heights with this advanced course. Master text animations, create seamless transitions, and delve into the world of motion graphics. Elevate your projects from design to delivery.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

6 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn how to create professional motion graphics and animations using Adobe After Effects in this intensive workshop. Join a leading motion graphics instructor and get hands-on experience in a small class setting. Master the essentials of the user interface, layer animation, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

After Effects Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. Learn motion tracking, advanced masking, 3D effects, and more in this comprehensive training program designed for experienced users. Elevate your video production with Training Connection.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Take your motion graphics skills to the next level with a two-day intermediate class at Manhattan Edit Workshop. Learn industry-standard practices for creating stunning visuals in Adobe After Effects. Enhance your movies with text, graphics, and effects and gain a high level of efficiency in your work.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

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Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Enhance your Adobe After Effects skills with an advanced class covering alphas, formatting, rendering, 3D features, Photoshop integration, Cinema 4D, particles, paint effects, color correction, and more. Perfect for producers, editors, and motion graphic artists looking to master the intricacies of After Effects.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

2 sessions

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Video Marketing Strategy

Digital Workshop Center

Master the art of creating and executing successful video marketing campaigns with the Video Marketing Strategy course at Digital Workshop Center. Learn how to engage your audience, stay on brand, and analyze video metrics to drive business growth. Take your video marketing skills to the next level and unlock new career opportunities.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 5–8:30pm Mountain Time

 (4 sessions)

After Effects Training: Essential Skills 1

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Learn the essential skills of After Effects in this comprehensive training program by Lumenbrite Training. Master the art of creating rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other files. From motion graphics to cinemagraphics, elevate your video post-production skills with professional-grade motion graphics and video effects.

Monday, Mar 11th, 9am–4pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 sessions

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Discover the Best After Effects Classes in Boston

Adobe After Effects is a program used to add motion graphics and animation to videos. Together with other Adobe products like Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator, After Effects can be used to create titles, credits, and special effects in video content. Many videos found on social media channels, websites, and mobile apps have been put together using After Effects. Special Effects Artists and Animators work in many different industries, including film, television, and advertising, but any industry that needs videos hires people who know After Effects. Boston has many jobs for Special Effects Artists and Animators and pays some of the highest salaries in the country.

If you want to study Adobe After Effects to start a career as a Special Effects Artist and Animator, signing up for classes is often the best way to go. In-person classes are sometimes offered, but if not, you can sign up for live online sessions that run in a similar way. Here are some options.

Best After Effects Classes & Schools in Boston

American Media Training offers a beginner’s course in Boston. In After Effects Level 1 students will study the After Effects workflow and create animation using preset effects. The class covers the different functions in After Effects, including using layers, masks, and distortion tools; animating text; and creating an animated multimedia project. More advanced techniques like rotoscoping, color correction, and 3-D animation are introduced, and the class ends with rendering the final video.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Duration: This is a full-time class over two days.

Cost: The cost for this course is $895.

Adobe After Effects Level I from Manhattan Edit Workshop is an introduction to creating motion graphics and special visual effects using Adobe After Effects. Students will learn motion graphics fundamentals including the RGB Color Model, resolution, pixel aspect ratio, and time codes. Class will also cover how the After Effects workflow runs, using animation presets, working with masks, animating text, creating special effects with shape layers and puppet tools, and finishing, rendering, and uploading the final product. This is a live online class.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with Mas OS X.

Duration: This is a full-time class over three days.

Cost: The cost for this course is $1,295.

Another option to learn After Effects is a live online class. After Effects Bootcamp from Noble Desktop teaches students animation and motion graphics techniques for video production. Students begin with navigating the After Effects workspace, importing video files, and then move on to adding animation, motion, and 3D effects. Toward the end of the course, more advanced topics like compositing, motion tracking, and rotoscoping are covered, and students learn how to render the final project and upload it to a website or social media platform.

Prerequisites: Students will be more successful if they have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of Premiere Pro is helpful but not required. 

Duration: This is a three-day full-time class.

Cost: The cost for this course is $975.

After Effects in a Day is another live online course from Noble Desktop that covers the basics of video editing and animation. The course focuses on the essentials like how the After Effects interface works, how to use the timeline and basic video editing techniques like easing in and out and fade-ins. Students will import photos and illustrations and then use After Effects to animate the elements and add music and sound.

Prerequisites: Experience with Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator is helpful but not required. Students who have never used these products might want to take a Photoshop or Illustrator class before signing up for an After Effects class. Design skills are also helpful. 

Duration: This is a one-day, six-hour class.

Cost: The cost for this course is $425.

Students can learn the basics of video animation in a live online format in After Effects 101. The course is by Studio Arts which focuses on classes for people who want to work in the entertainment industry. The class includes an introduction to the interface, workflow and basic functions of Adobe After Effects. The course also covers importing footage, using layers and keyframes, easing in and out, and animation techniques like scale, motion blur effects, and rotation.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Duration: This is a full-time class with eight sessions.

Cost: The cost for this course is $1,000.

Boston Industries That Use After Effects

People with Adobe After Effects skills often work in the film and television industry or in advertising, but jobs are available in many industries. Any company that needs videos for marketing, training, or information hires Special Effects Artists and Animators. Boston industries that hire people who know After Effects include tourism and hospitality, finance, healthcare, public administration, and manufacturing.

After Effects Jobs & Salaries in Boston

Glassdoor.com lists the average annual salary for Special Effects Artists and Animators in Boston at $87,000 with a range from $68,000 to $113,000. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston ranks eighth among the metropolitan areas with the highest employment level for Special Effects Artists and Animators, and jobs in the field are expected to grow by 5 percent in the next decade.

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