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Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

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.

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  • 16 and older
  • $1,095
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  • Virtual Class room
  • 16 hours over 2 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This two-day advanced class will help you achieve better results from this comprehensive application. Building on concepts from After Effects Level 1 and Level 2 classes, this course covers all about alphas (straight vs. pre-multiplied alphas, working with Photoshop and Illustrator and vector paint) and advanced formatting and rendering (video, interlaced footage and fields, 3:2 pulldown, pre-rendering and proxies, as well as advanced rendering plus network rendering)


  • After Effects level I (or comparable experience) and After Effects level II (or comparable experience).


  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Motion Graphic Artists interested in the intricacies of Adobe After Effects.

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

Using 3D Features (2.5D)

  • Understanding 3D
  • Cameras, lights, and points of interest
  • Using 3D Views
  • Adding 3D Lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Repositioning layers
  • Rotate or orient a 3D layer
  • Axis modes
  • 3D layer interactions, render order, and collapsed transformations
  • Working with Shadows
  • Working with a Null Object
  • Working with Text in 3D
  • Animating objects
  • Animating lights
  • Animating cameras with point of interest
  • Animating cameras with auto orient
  • Animating aperture

Advanced 3D

  • 3D Camera Tracker
  • Classic 3D vs Ray-traced 3D
  • Using the Ray-Traced 3D Engine
  • Environmental Layers

Photoshop and After Effects

  • Using Vanishing Point VPE
  • Adding dimension to stills

Cinema 4D in AE

  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Creating 3D Text in Cinema 4D


  • Using Particles for compound control layers
  • Understanding Particles
  • Particle Playground
  • Other Simulation Effects

Paint Effects

  • Stroke
  • Scribble
  • Write-on
  • Paint

Performing Color Correction

  • Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing the background
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect


  • Overview of the most commonly used effects in After Effects

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.

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  • Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

    Reviewed by Nickolas R. on 7/20/2020
    Chad was a great professor and really dove in depth on the topics we covered. And the curriculum wasn’t super rigid either, we did lots of exploring and playing around which was helpful. It’s always great to see someone else’s process. It definitely helped that I was the only student too, got to pick his brain more than I might have in a larger class. I appreciate him still doing the class for one student!
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Students who took the Adobe After Effects Level III class online praised the depth of the topics covered and the hands-on approach. The curriculum allowed for exploration and experimentation, providing valuable insight into different processes. One student mentioned the benefit of being the only student in the class, as it allowed for a more personalized learning experience and the opportunity to pick the professor's brain. Quote: 1.: "It definitely helped that I was the only student too, got to pick his brain more than I might have in a larger class."

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