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Unleash your creativity and master the art of visual effects with online After Effects classes. Learn from industry professionals and gain the skills to create stunning animations, motion graphics, and special effects.

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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.

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

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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.

Tuesday Jan 16th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$2,995

13 sessions

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.

Tuesday Jan 16th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)

$3,495

16 sessions

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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

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

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Discover the Best Live Online After Effects Classes

Whether you want to learn Adobe After Effects (Ae) to change to a new career as a Motion Graphics Designer or Special Effects Artist, to add to your current skill set, or to pursue your own artistic projects, you can sign up for After Effects classes online. You can use Ae to create motion graphics and animated effects and composites of multiple media elements in both 2D and 3D. This tool also lets you add audio and fix color. After Effects is convenient because it integrates with other Adobe products like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Many people prefer to sign up for classes to learn new skills, especially with powerful and complicated tools like After Effects, and online classes are convenient and approachable.

Why Learn After Effects

With After Effects, you can create engaging, informative, and entertaining videos. Because Ae works well with other Adobe products in the Creative Cloud, you can begin with a drawing from Illustrator, a photo from Photoshop, or a video from Premiere Pro, bring the file into After Effects, then add text, animation, and other effects. Design infographics and animated GIFs to post on social media or websites. 

After Effects has been used to create film titles and end credits for television and films for many years. Add animation to graphics like logos and icons for websites and mobile apps. Create composites by combining multiple frames or remove a green screen during post-production. Tools in After Effects like rotoscoping and motion tracking let you create many different kinds of animated effects and then collect the tools in a plugin library that you can use over and over.

Best Live Online After Effects Classes & Schools

Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop

This introductory After Effects class covers the essentials you need in order to use this powerful application for motion graphics and visual effects work. Topics include how the After Effects workflow functions, creating basic animation with effects and presets, an introduction to text animation, using keyframes, creating 3D images, and rendering and output of the final project.

Equipment requirements: Students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. Class will be held over Zoom with a live remote instructor.

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 Training: Essential Skills 1

Lumenbrite Training

After Effects Training: Essential Skills 1 is a class for beginners that covers the most important functions of Adobe After Effects. After Effects is used to create video compositions starting with Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere Pro files. The course will cover advanced text effects, keying effects, matte tracking, and video blending. The class will build from a fundamental level to more advanced animation techniques after students learn how to use After Effects tools and workflows and how to be most productive. The class will also cover creating precomps, nesting, motion tracking, and creating lower third graphics, and using Adobe Media Encoder for rendering the final video.

The class includes real-world projects that will teach students motion graphics, kinetic typography, cinemagraphs, and motion tracking. Students will also learn what problems to watch for, how to set up a good workflow, and best practices for motion graphics and video effects.

Equipment requirements: Students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. Class will be held over Zoom with a live remote instructor.

Prerequisites: Students will need basic knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows.

Duration: three, full-time 7-hour sessions

Cost: $1,295

After Effect Training: Bootcamp (Online)

Lumenbrite Training

This beginner-friendly After Effect Training: Bootcamp course is designed to take students who have no knowledge of Adobe After Effects to an intermediate level. After Effects is an industry standard tool for creating motion graphics and special effects for films, television, and the internet. The course includes how to import Photoshop and Illustrator files into After Effects and use them as the basis for effects. Students will learn about the After Effects workflow, best practices, and the different tools included in the application, including Cinema 4D Lite.

Equipment requirements: Students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. Class will be held over Zoom with a live remote instructor.

Prerequisites: Students will need basic knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows.

Duration: Five, full-time 8-hour sessions

Cost: $1,995

After Effects in a Day (Online)

Noble Desktop

Get started with motion graphics and animation in this Adobe After Effects in a Day course for beginners. Learn to import files from other Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator and create animated text, photos, and video, plus add sound or music.

Equipment requirements: Students will need a device to access the internet and a stable connection. The class will be held over Zoom with a live remote instructor.

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator will help students with assignments, but are not required. Design experience is also helpful but not necessary.

Duration: One 6-hour session

Cost: $425

After Effects Bootcamp (Online)

Noble Desktop

This in-depth After Effects Bootcamp will teach beginning students to use Adobe After Effects to turn still images into moving graphics. Students will learn the After Effects interface, timeline, layering, color correction, and audio mixing. Real-world class assignments help students understand After Effects and when students leave class, they will have a demo reel they can add to a digital portfolio or upload to social media. 

Equipment requirements: Students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. Class will be held over Zoom with a live remote instructor.

Prerequisites: Students should complete classes in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or have experience using both tools. Basic knowledge of video editing and design skills are also helpful, but not required.

Duration: Three, full-time 7-hour sessions or six, part-time 3-hour sessions.

Cost: $975

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