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Master the art of motion graphics and visual effects with After Effects classes in NYC. Learn from industry professionals and gain the skills to bring your creative vision to life in this popular Adobe software.

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Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$3,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$975

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

13 sessions

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After Effects Certification Program

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Enhance your motion graphics skills and become an Adobe After Effects pro with this comprehensive program. Earn a professional certification and stand out in the competitive world of animation and motion graphics. Take your skills to the next level in this hands-on course.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$2,499

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After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. 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.

(376) Advanced 18 and older
$975

6 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

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

(376) All levels 18 and older

Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Private Training

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

Unlock the power of motion graphics with this comprehensive training. Master Adobe After Effects' interface, timeline, and layer animation techniques to craft stunning GIFs, animate logos, and seamlessly integrate artwork from Illustrator and Photoshop.

(376) All levels 13 and older

Motion Graphics with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY

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.

(61) All levels 13 - 18 years old
$1,499

4 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(681) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level I

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ 119 W 23rd St, New York, NY

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects in this three-day introductory class. Gain a solid foundation in After Effects, including animation, keying, 3D, and rendering. Perfect for producers, editors, assistant editors, and motion graphics artists looking to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

(96) Beginner 16 and older
$1,295

3 sessions

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After Effects

DCTV @ 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY

Discover the leading software for creating visually stunning motion graphics, animation, and video effects in this popular workshop at DCTV. Learn basic animation techniques, how to work with masks, and more as you watch your footage transform into a new dimension. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity!

(237) Beginner 18 and older
$360

3 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(681) Advanced 18 and older
$975

6 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(681) All levels 18 and older

Adobe After Effects Level III

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ 119 W 23rd St, New York, NY

Take your Adobe After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. Learn all about alphas, advanced formatting and rendering, 3D features, Photoshop integration, particles, color correction, and more. Perfect for producers, editors, assistant editors, and motion graphic artists looking to master the intricacies of Adobe After Effects.

(96) Advanced 16 and older
$1,095

2 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level II

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ 119 W 23rd St, New York, NY

Take your motion graphics skills to the next level with this two-day intermediate course. Learn industry-standard practices for creating stunning visual effects, and incorporating text, graphics, and effects into your movies. Enhance your proficiency in Adobe After Effects and take your work to new heights.

(96) Intermediate 16 and older
$1,095

2 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Tutorial - Private Training

Plexus Creative @ 198 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY & Virtually Online

Learn Adobe After Effects at your own pace with private 1-on-1 training available daily with either in-person or online sessions. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with specific goals or training needs. Private sessions can accommodate all skill levels.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$150
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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Plexus Creative @ 198 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY & 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 compositions, working with layers, animating, keyframing, adding effects, rendering, and exporting.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$375
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Adobe After Effects Immersion—Private Training

Plexus Creative @ 198 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY & Virtually Online

Learn essential Adobe After Effects tools, tips and techniques at your own pace in this Private  Immersion Course. 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 Custom Immersion sessions are appropriate for beginners looking to jump start their skills. Students may either bring their own laptop and materials or use the studio's MacBook Pro and tutorial materials.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$600
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After Effects: 3D Motion

DCTV @ 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY

In today’s media landscape, 3D motion graphics have become standard for enhancing the quality of a video project. Expand your animation repertoire with After Effects’ powerful 3D tools, including Cinema 4D Lite, a full-fledged 3D program that comes bundled with AE CC. Topics include: Production Workflow (Storyboard to Final Animation) Creating Assets Adding a virtual Camera and understanding lenses 3D Layer Interactions and Z space Working...

(237) Intermediate 18 and older
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$275

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Reviews for After Effects Classes in NYC

After Effects Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,919 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Priyam J. on 3/2/2024
    The course really introduces a lot of concepts in an organized way so that by the end of class you are very comfortable with navigating in After Effects and applying effects, and keyframe animations.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Patrick P. on 1/16/2022
    Everything was excellent.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by matthew r. on 11/10/2020
    Great and very helpful. I was lucky to be the only one in the class because it's a crazy complicated program. Highly recommend!
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 5/5/2020
    Learned so much! I was afraid of working in After Effects because at first glance, it's a very complicated/intimidating program. But, Laura was very clear, super helpful, and explained everything well!
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Meredith on 3/2/2020
    I received straightforward, clear instructions. Was able to grasp the concepts relatively quickly.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 3/2/2020
    I thought the class was great and went at a great pace for a beginner's class.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 3/2/2020
    Clear instruction and good pace.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 1/11/2020
    Learned a lot in one day! This was a great basic After Effects class. Taking screenshots and notes is helpful so it's easier to remember everything, since it's a lot to take in as After Effects has a complex UI. You really need a class for this program, because it isn't intuitive for the most part.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 12/8/2019
    This workshop was EXCELLENT. The time flew by and I truly feel like I learned a ton.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Alyssa on 12/2/2019
    Came into After Effects class extremely intimidated to learn the program. It's a must to know to support a Brand team. The class was so well taught, everything paced and explained. Small size allows for comfort asking even the smallest questions and to leave feeling empowered to start using the program. Even had a moment to review real-life projects and get immediate insight on what I can start designing.

Discover the Best After Effects Classes in NYC

Motion Graphics Designers and Special Effects Artists use Adobe After Effects (Ae) to create animated titles, graphics, and special effects viewers remember. With Ae you can create composites and blend multiple media elements like 2D and 3D images, text, and audio for compelling visuals. One of the best features of After Effects is the way it integrates with other Adobe products like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. After Effects has been the industry standard when it comes to motion graphics and visual effects for many years. This powerful product can be challenging to learn, so many people prefer to sign up for a class.

Why Learn After Effects

After Effects is versatile. Because it is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, it works well with other Adobe products. You can start with a photo from Photoshop, a drawing from Illustrator, or a video from Premiere Pro, then import the file into After Effects to add titles and other effects. For example, you can easily design infographics or animated GIFs for social media using After Effects and other Creative Cloud products. This is the most common way to work in Ae but some Animators use the program to create animated videos from start to finish. 

After Effects is great for creating film titles and end credits for television and films. You can also add animation to logos and icons videos, websites, and mobile apps. Another common use for After Effects is to create composites from multiple frames or to remove a green screen in post-production. Other animation effects in After Effects are rotoscoping and motion tracking. Finally, you can create a library of plugin effects that you can use over and over in projects.

Best After Effects Classes & Schools in NYC

After Effects in a Day at Noble Desktop, 185 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016

This hands-on After Effects class covers the essentials, like the user interface, timeline, layering animation, fading in and out, and other effects. This class will get students started with animating photos, graphics, text, and videos, and adding a soundtrack. 

Prerequisites: This is a course for beginners with no prior knowledge of Adobe After Effects. Basic Photoshop and Illustrator experience is helpful, as are design skills, but not required.

Duration: One 7-hour session

Cost: $425

Adobe After Effects Level 1 at Manhattan Edit Workshop, 119 W. 23rd St., Ste. 1000, New York, NY 10011

This is an introduction to Adobe After Effects, a powerful motion graphics and animation tool. The class is for beginners and will start with the After Effects workflow, fundamentals of motion graphics, creating basic animations with presets and effects, working with masks, animating text, working with shape layers, distortion and other effects, and rendering and exporting the finished project.

Prerequisites: There are no formal class prerequisites, although students will need basic knowledge of Mac OS X.

Duration: Three, full-time 8-hour sessions

Cost: $1,295

After Effects Bootcamp at Noble Desktop, 185 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016

This is an in-depth After Effects Bootcamp that aims to teach students to use Adobe After Effects to create animations from still images and add graphics and movement. This course is designed to take beginning students from learning the After Effects interface, timeline, and layers, to correcting color and adding audio to video footage. Class assignments are based on real-world tasks and when students complete the class, they will have a video that can be added to a demo reel or uploaded to social media. 

Prerequisites: Before signing up for this class, students should be familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so plan to take those classes first if you have never used either tool. Basic knowledge of video editing and design skills are also helpful, but not required.

Duration: After Effects Bootcamp is taught in three, full-time 7-hour sessions or six, part-time 3-hour sessions.

Cost: $975

Motion Graphics Certificate at Noble Desktop, 185 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016

This Motion Graphics Certificate program goes beyond Adobe After Effects to prepare students for jobs as Motion Graphics Designers. In addition to After Effects, the course covers video editing with Premiere Pro which includes editing, adding music and voice overs, fixing dialogue, transitions between clips, and color correction. Then students will learn how to create animations with After Effects including animating text and graphics, greenscreen removal, replacing backgrounds, rotoscoping, and screen replacement. Students will also learn to make 3D models with Cinema 4D. Finally, students will get help with creating a demo reel including motion graphics projects that they can show to prospective employers and clients.

Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites for this class, but a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator and basic knowledge of video editing and design skills are helpful.

Duration:17, full-time 7-hour sessions or 34, part-time 3-hour sessions

Cost: $3,495

NYC Industries That Use After Effects

There are many employment opportunities for Motion Graphics Designers in New York City and nearby regions. Some industries that use motion graphics and animation in the area are television and film studios, advertising agencies, and motion graphics studios.

Television and Film

Television and film are often the first industries that come to mind when people think about tools like After Effect. Motion Graphics Designers create title and end credits for TV shows and feature films, as well as “lower third” effects like chyrons that scroll across the bottom of the screen and channel identification. Some television companies based in NYC are ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Cable channels ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, MTV, Fox News, and HBO. Some movie production companies located in New York include Paramount Pictures, Focus Features, 20th Century Studios, Sony Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, New York Motion Picture Company, RadicalMedia, Merchant Ivory Productions, Warner Brothers, and The Walt Disney Company.

It can be tough to break into the television and film industry. One place where many people with After Effects skills start is on sports and news shows. Another common task is screen replacement for cell phones, computers, and televisions. 

Advertising

Many people with After Effects skills find work in advertising. Whether you work for an agency or in the advertising department of a company, Motion Graphics Designers are often hired to create animated logos, design moving text, and animate objects for ads on television, websites, mobile apps, and social media. People who know After Effects also work as freelancers to create motion graphics for small businesses. Some local media production companies in New York are DEG Productions, Beverly Boy Productions, and Soul Kitchen Creative. 

Motion Graphics Studios

Some studios specialize in motion graphics and hire people who know how to use tools like Adobe After Effects. Some of these commercial production studios in NYC are Ultivid, Press to Play, Speedy Animation, StartupBug, and The Garden Creative.

After Effects Jobs & Salaries in NYC

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook lists New York City as the fourth highest metropolitan area for Special Effects Artists and Animators. There are more than 1,300 people currently employed in the field in NYC earning an annual mean wage of around $96,000.

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