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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.

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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.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

After Effects is a powerful component of Adobe's suite of design software that allows you to create professional motion graphics with a simple but powerful user interface. This course will have you up and running quickly, as you learn to create animated GIFs, logos, transitions, and more. You'll get hands-on experience in a small class led by a leading motion graphics instructor.  Get started in this one-day workshop, or dive right into our...

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$425

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.

Monday Jan 29th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

This class covers topics such as Motion tracking, Particle simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools, Time-warp / Time-lapse simulations and more. Target Audience: This class is aimed at existing After Effects users who need to take their video production to a higher level. Students should have already completed After Effects Fundamentals or have the equivalent experience. Training available on both Mac and PC platforms....

Thursday Jan 25th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$895

2 sessions

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 Dec 23rd, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

2 sessions

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.

$425

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 Dec 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 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 Dec 21st, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

2 sessions

Adobe After Effects CC (Advanced)

Future Media Concepts

Take your motion graphics and compositions to the next level with the advanced techniques of Adobe After Effects. Master 3D features, the 3D engine, Cinema 4D, 3D camera tracking, warp stabilizing, particle playground, and other simulation effects. Enhance your projects with stroke, scribble, write-on, and paint effects. Join us at Future Media Concepts for this 2-day course!

Thursday Dec 28th, 10am–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$795

2 sessions

Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

Future Media Concepts

Unlock the power of Adobe After Effects CC and take your motion graphics to new heights. Join industry professionals at Future Media Concepts and discover how to create stunning visual effects and animations with After Effects CC. Enhance your creative skills and bring your ideas to life in this dynamic course.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,195

3 sessions

Adobe After Effects CC (Intermediate)

Future Media Concepts

Take your Adobe After Effects skills to the next level with this intermediate-level course at Future Media Concepts. Learn how to incorporate text, graphics, and effects into your movies, and gain a thorough understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects. Perfect for videographers, graphic artists, and animators looking to enhance their skills.

Tuesday Dec 26th, 10am–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$795

2 sessions

After Effects Training: Bootcamp

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Master the art of creating professional-grade motion graphics and video effects with the comprehensive Adobe After Effects Bootcamp. From basic to advanced animation techniques, this course covers everything you need to know to create stunning compositions for cinema, broadcast television, and the web. Get hands-on experience with keying effects, track mattes, motion tracking, and more, and receive an Adobe Nationally Recognized Course Certificate upon completion.

Monday Dec 4th, 10am–5pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,995

5 sessions

Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Learn to create eye-catching animations and dazzling visual effects with Adobe After Effects in this hands-on summer program at NextGen Bootcamp. Dive into basic animation concepts and processes, and then explore advanced techniques such as title and text animation, 3D layer animation, and motion tracking. Suitable for beginners with no previous experience in animation or design.

Monday Aug 12th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,299

4 sessions

Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Unlock your creativity and bring your imagination to life with Animation with After Effects. Discover the exciting world of animation and motion graphics in this hands-on summer program in NYC. Join us at NextGen Bootcamp and learn how to navigate the After Effects workspace, master basic animation techniques, and create stunning visual effects.

Monday Aug 12th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,499

4 sessions

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.

Monday Jan 29th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

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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