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After Effects Bootcamp

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.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $975
  • Earn 9,750 reward points
  • 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online
After Effects Bootcamp

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Get comfortable with After Effects by creating standalone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and more. Make professional videos for web and TV broadcast in no time at all.

After Effects is a powerful tool from Adobe's suite of design software, used for animation and video post-production. Its sleek but robust user interface makes it possible to create professional videos and animations with a very small learning curve.

Create Motion Graphics & Animations

This After Effects training will take you from the basics of After Effects (such as understanding the workspace and basic animation techniques), all the way to advanced animation techniques, motion tracking, and particle effects.


Basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended. If you have never used Photoshop, consider taking our Photoshop Bootcamp class.

Basic knowledge of video timeline editing and basic design skills are helpful, but not required.

Learn more about After Effects Bootcamp at NYC Career Centers.


Section 1

Introduction to After Effects

  • Understanding the Workspace
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing the Project panel
  • What is a Timeline
  • Working with Layers in a Composition (Timeline)
  • Transform Properties: Position, Scale, & Rotation

Working with the Timeline: Adding Audio & Animating Position

  • Working with Audio in the Timeline
  • Animating Transform Properties such as Position
  • Adding Easing
  • Swapping Out Layer Content While Keeping Keyframes

Creating Text Layers & Adding Layer Styles

  • Adding a Text Layer to the Timeline
  • Adding Layer Styles: Drop Shadow & Stroke

Section 2

Workign with Video Layers & Parenting

  • Adding Video to a Composition
  • Changing Video Speed: Slowing Down Video (Slowmo)
  • Animating Multiple Layers Simultaneously with Parenting

Animating Opacity & Adding an Audio/Video Fade

  • Animating Opacity
  • Adding Audio & Video Fades
  • Changing Work Area & Composition Duration
  • Copying & Pasting Keyframes
  • Creating a Vignette Effect with a Mask

Exporting Files: Creating an H.264 file

  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Exporting Files
  • Media Encoder vs. Render Queue

Animating Adobe Illustrator Files

  • Organizing the Timeline: Color Labels & Shy Layers
  • Animating Transform Properties: Scale, Position, & Opacity
  • Animating Multiple Layers Together
  • Creating Staggered & Sequential Animations
  • Exporting Transparent Video

Section 3

Animating an Infographic Animation

  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Converting Illustrator Layers into Native Shape Layers
  • Working with Shape Layer Effects
  • Animating Transform Pr

Masks & Track Mattes

  • Understanding Masks
  • Adding Masks to Layers
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Adding Effects to Layers

Working with After Effects Text Layers

  • Understanding Native Text Layers
  • Creating & Editing After Effects Text
  • Animating with Text Animators

Section 4

Working with Precomps

  • Creating More Complex Animations with Precomps
  • Combining Nested Compositions
  • Adding Audio
  • Adding Motion Blur

Working with Text Animators

  • Animating With the Linear Wipe Effect
  • Applying Multiple Text Animators
  • Saving Text Animation Presets

Creating a Write-On Text Effect

  • Using Masks to Control Effects
  • Working with Effects
  • Manually Staggering Layers

Section 5

Working with Video & Audio files

  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Working with Transparent Video
  • Working with Audio
  • Looping Video & Audio

Working with Motion Paths & Expressions

  • Creating Curved Motion Paths
  • Looping an Animation with Expressions
  • Working with Essential Properties
  • Adding Motion Blur to a Nested Comp

Section 6

Motion Tracking

  • Point Tracking
  • Motion Tracking
  • Null Object Layers
  • Working with Multiple Trackers
  • Importing After Effects Comps

Green Screen Removal

  • Working with Greenscreen Video
  • Using the Keylight Effect
  • Video Compositing

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 11 business days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price).
  • Cancellations within 11 business days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to 4 business days before the class start date.

For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]

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