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Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

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.

  • Level Intermediate
  • Age 16 and older
  • Price $1,095
  • Location Virtual Class room
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics. Building on concepts learned in the level one class, you will learn how to incorporate text, graphics, and effects to your movies.

Upon completion of this course, you will have an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects and be able to perform work with a high level of efficiency.


  • After effects level I or equivalent experience.


  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Motion Graphic Artists interested in getting beyond the basics of Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects Level II - Course Outline – (2 Days)


• Understanding Parenting

• Simple Pickwhipping

• Parenting to a null

• Using Parenting for positioning

• Using Parenting in Special Effects

Other Effects

• Time remapping

• Understanding Compound Effects

• Gradient Wipe

• Displacement Map

Transfer Controls

• Understanding Layer Blending Modes and how to change those using shortcuts

• Using Track Mattes

• Understanding precomposing and nesting

• Stencil and Silhouette

• Preserve Transparency


• Understanding tracking

• Using the tracker

• Warp Stabilizer

• Track Motion

• Using single-point motion tracking

• Using multipoint tracking

• Stabalize Motion

• Mocha overview

• Tips for better tracking


• Introduction to Expressions

• Simple Pickwhipping

• Using expressions to animate to the rhythm of music

• Adjusting the expression direction

• Adjusting the expression parameters

• Adjusting the rate of change

• Adjusting the final value

• Creating a loop using expressions

• The wiggle expression


• Understanding Keying

• Shooting Techniques for easier Keying

• Using Garbage Mattes for easier Keying

• Using Keylight

• Refining the Matte

Using the Roto Brush Tool

• About rotoscoping

• Getting started

• Creating a segmentation boundary

• Fine-tuning the matte

• Freezing your Roto Brush tool results

• Changing the background

• Adding animated text

• Outputting your project

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:

Once you have signed up for this class, please email [email protected] if you are signing up for personal improvement or for business and if the company will be paying for your tuition.

Refund Policy

Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

Rescheduling Policy:

  • Bookings transferred by the customer more than 15 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee.
  • Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 1 to 15 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee.

All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.

Cancellation/Exclusion Policy:

  • Cancellations by customers made more than 22 business days before course commencement will incur 5% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 9 to 22 business days of course commencement will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations between 1 and 8 business days will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

All refunds for the Six Week Intensive may take a minimum of 10 business days to process regardless of when the cancellation occurs.

Exclusion of a Student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or school faculty. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the Student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a Student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Manhattan Edit Workshop (95)

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  • Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

    Reviewed by David S. on 5/27/2021
    Chad was wonderful! Very clear instruction, great attitude, and a lot of fun!
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Students who took the Adobe After Effects Level II (Online) class had positive feedback about their experience. They praised the instructor, Chad, for his clear instruction, great attitude, and ability to make the class enjoyable. The students expressed that they learned a lot from the class, and were able to walk away with valuable skills in Adobe After Effects. Quote: 1. "I learned so much in this class! Chad's instruction was fantastic, and now I feel confident in my ability to use Adobe After Effects for my projects."

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